Southampton Cottage

New Construction in Southampton, NY

This modest Cape Cod style cottage was built on the water in West Neck, Long Island. The lot is composed of three smaller lots that were combined, which created some restrictions. The house and site layout maximize the footprint that was allowed by local zoning law.

The client was a European gentleman who had owned another property across the street since 1986. He wanted to build a new summer home for his daughter. The finished shingled house is laid out with an entry hall leading to a large living room looking west through a large picture window towards Great Peconic Bay. The kitchen and dining room are open to the living room, creating large amounts of light in all three rooms. The living room also boasts a large brick fireplace at its center. The rest of the house includes four bedrooms/bathrooms, a powder room, a laundry room, and a mudroom off the kitchen. The majority of the interiors were detailed using traditional painted butterfly beadboard walls, painted wood trim doors, and bleached oak floors.

Southampton Cottage


Southampton Cottage Floor Plan
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The answer for this home in Little Peconic Creek? Remarkably well. The exterior’s white-cedar shingles have weathered to a shimmering gray that recalls the small harbor and boatyard down the street, and it’s scaled to match up to older cottages nearby, built in the 1920s and ‘30s. – Ocean Home

Fairfax & Sammons Architecture
Designing new and reimagining
old houses and estates for 30 years.