Common Ground - Hamptons Modern


Long known as an enclave for the wealthy and glamorous, today the Hamptons and nearby coastal communities have become a haven of seaside modernism. Hamptons Modern showcases houses that reflect the area’s design history and strong affinity for its landscape.

There are few places in the United States that have experienced as many waves of American modernism as Long Island’s East End. In Hamptons Modern, author David Sokol explores the latest architectural experiments taking place in New York’s legendary summer retreat. With contemporary design increasingly mainstream in the region, the seventeen residences featured here reflect modernism’s spread across not just the Hamptons but up-and-coming destinations like Bellport and Montauk, Greenport and Mattituck. Yet perhaps more important, the houses featured here represent a shift away from the image of conspicuously sprawling properties for the elite; these projects return to modernism’s founding principles, shun Instagrammable spectacle, and steward the East End’s increasingly fragile landscape.

224 pages, 9 x 11
full-color photographs

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