Georgica Pond House

Located in East Hampton, New York, this beautiful waterfront property had a charming gambrel-roofed cottage that had fallen into disrepair. We were asked to create a new home for a young family incorporating the original structure. We conceived the new house with a central pavilion flanked by two wings. The central pavilion was designed to accommodate the main living spaces and serve as the visual anchor. The intent was to create a narrative in which the new central pavilion is perceived as the original house while the cedar-shingled wings appear to be later additions.

Stella Papadopoulos
Tim Orlando
A view east through the vaulted breezeway, with a beadboard ceiling and bluestone paving, which sits between the main house and pool house wing. Beyond are the hydrangea borders and clipped privet hedge surrounding the tennis court.
The entry hall at the center of the house, with its high ceiling, transomed cased openings, and antique Dalle de Bourgogne limestone floor, lends a rustic feeling to this formal link between the wings of the house.
The north porch off the guest bedrooms overlooks Georgica Pond. It features a beamed wood ceiling and bluestone paving.
The driveway meanders through the front lawn, encircling one of the majestic Siberian Elms. The clipped hedge conceals the sunken tennis court. The oak and maple trees were planted to line the driveway and provide a backdrop to the west.