Albers’s principle is brilliantly manifested at a 13-acre Stuyvesant, New York, countryside retreat, which Shellhammer and husband Georgi Balinov personal. In a number of brief months, they remodeled the 1840s three-bedroom farmhouse and the property’s eight (sure, you learn that proper) further constructions right into a modernist Eden, with all of the facilities for internet hosting their household and mates simply two and a half hours from Manhattan. As an enthralling signpost signifies, there’s a swimming pool, sauna, community of bars and lounges, movie show, and vegetable patch, to not point out an abundance of quiet areas. The property’s identify, Rode Barns, comes from the three showstopping stables, painted in vivid hues impressed by Albers’s 1943 oil portray, Associated (purple). —Anne Quito
Sample Play in East Hampton
In a single household’s Lengthy Island compound, two hallmarks of Hamptons structure stand facet by facet: a Nineteenth-century Shingle Fashion saltbox festooned with hydrangeas (they name it the farmhouse) and its super-modern foil heavy on the glass by New York Metropolis agency Structure Outfit.
“East Hampton is our escape; it’s the place we go to breathe and loosen up,” explains the shopper, who lives right here together with her husband and two sons. They acquired the tumbledown farmhouse in 2018 and knew they wished a extra up to date counterpoint. “We would have liked to seek out an inside designer who may tie collectively these two very completely different constructions.”
The shopper responded to New York Metropolis–based mostly decorator Neal Beckstedt’s knack for what she calls “laid-back luxurious,” a glance he honed for a decade working for architect Russell Groves earlier than launching his personal enterprise in 2010. For this mission, Beckstedt recollects, “The shopper wished one thing that was understated and livable—not stuffy. A brand new method to the Hamptons.” And most significantly, “they weren’t afraid of colour.” —Hannah Martin