Inside a Modern Barn-Style Home in the Hamptons

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An inspiring sense of openness, airiness, and light pervades this stunning modern nine-bedroom home on a quiet cul-de-sac in Water Mill South. Throughout the 12,500 square feet, the use of natural materials—including warmly hued wood for floors, beams, columns, and trusses—creates an inviting organic feel, and expanses of glass blur the lines between indoors and out, making the enveloping greenery a part of the day-to-day living experience. The effortless fluid layout of the public spaces creates an ideal milieu for festive entertaining, and at the center of it all is one of two striking contemporary staircases with floating wood risers. Among the home’s plentiful modern amenities are rooftop solar panels, geothermal heating, LED lighting, and a convenient elevator.

Water Mill, New York | Frank Bodenchak & Dawn BodenchakSotheby’s International Realty Bridgehampton Brokerage

The ceiling soars to an impressive height in the great room, which features a gas fireplace and is open to the kitchen, a bright, sleek, streamlined space boasting dual ranges, an island with contemporary pendants and discreet counter seating for four, and a breakfast area. At the base of a wall of windows, double glass doors give way to a small patio and the lush green lawn beyond. Other highlights include a serene formal dining area, a butler’s pantry and wet bar with two wine chillers and a built-in espresso maker, and a causal sunroom with a wet bar, a gas fireplace, and two walls of glass opening directly to the pool patio.

The generous master suite features a bedroom with oversized windows, built-in shelving, and a sitting area with its own fireplace; his and her baths and walk-in closets; and an office. The five other bedrooms on the upper level are equally roomy and light filled. On the lowermost level is an impressive wine cellar with both room-temperature and chilled storage, a wonderful home theater with colorful detail, two bedrooms, a fitness studio, and a versatile recreation room with a 40-foot wall of windows and access to a Zen-like patio alcove and stairs leading to the pool patio.

The 1.5-acre grounds are kept discreet by privacy hedges and include a spacious drive with two parking areas, a sun-drenched patio, expanses of lush lawn, and a refreshing saline swimming pool and spa with a delightful pool house. The acreage affords room for a tennis court, which could be added if desired and is included in the purchase price.

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