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Studio Zung creates cedar-clad "modern barn" in the Hamptons

New York firm Studio Zung has reinterpreted the traditional wooden barns of Long Island to design this house in one of the high-end seaside communities of the Hamptons (+ slideshow).

The 3,800-square-foot (350-square-metre) home named Atelier 216 is located in Amagansett, at the eastern end of Long Island. The area is brimming with large residences and celebrity holiday homes.

Atelier 216 by Studio ZUNG

Studio Zung, which has completed a number of properties close by, described the building as a "modern barn" that takes cues from older rural buildings in the locality.

"The design respects the local legacy while instilling the Hamptons with relevant innovation," said the studio.

Atelier 216 by Studio ZUNG

Three buildings on the site are arranged around a stepped deck and swimming pool.

Located to the north, the main house has large windows across its south facade that look out over the terrace.

Atelier 216 by Studio ZUNG

Accessible from the patio through folding doors, the kitchen and dining area sit below a 16-foot-high ceiling supported by salvaged pine beams.

This space connects to the two-storey portion of the house via a double-height hallway, where visitors enter from the north.

Atelier 216 by Studio ZUNG

A living room and a pair of bedrooms take up the remainder of the ground floor on the other side, where stairs lead up to the master suite and two further bedrooms.

Mechanical services and a "play room" are housed in the basement.

Atelier 216 by Studio ZUNG

White oak is used throughout for flooring and stair treads, while grey marble forms bathroom tiles and kitchen countertops.

To the east of the swimming area, a separate pool house provides additional space for guests and is equipped with its own bathroom. It faces a double garage on the opposite side.

Atelier 216 by Studio ZUNG

All three structures are clad in vertical red cedar planks, and feature black aluminium window and door frames.

The glazed gable end of the kitchen overlooks a partially enclosed zen garden and vegetable patch.

Atelier 216 by Studio ZUNG

The Hamptons is filled with high-end homes, which are mainly used by wealthy New Yorkers during the summer months.

Examples in the area include a house with adjustable sound barriers so residents can have noisy parties, and a shingled home made up of several gabled blocks.

Atelier 216 by Studio ZUNG
Ground floor plan – click for larger image
Second floor plan – click for larger image