In the quiet village of Quogue, in Long Island’s Hamptons, sits a shingle-style residence that almost seems to float on the water. The house was designed in 2016 by award-winning architect David Neff for his parents, Tom and Sally Neff. His design vision was to “let the amazing setting do all the talking.”
Sited on a private peninsula of almost 1.25 acres, the many-gabled 5,000-square-foot, five-bedroom, six-and-a-half bathroom house offers extraordinary 270-degree water views. The property is available at $10.95 million with Aimee Fitzpatrick Martin at Saunders & Associates.
Natural materials were favored throughout, including cedar and stone on the exterior, and around the pool and the spa. Inside, wide-plank fumed oak floors and cerused oak walls with chevron inlays are featured, as well as Neff’s signature playful encaustic cement tiles used as the kitchen backsplash.
Sliding doors run the whole length of the great room and dining rooms, making for easy-breezy indoor/outdoor living. The great room offers a built-in bar, with more of that signature tile backsplash, of course, as well as a gas fireplace with slate surround. The room opens to the screened porch, a perfect spot for eating, watching boats go by, or just listening to the waves.
Outfitted with custom cabinetry and designed to whip up meals for two or twenty, the large kitchen boasts a 60-inch dual-fuel range, two large serving islands, two dishwashers, two refrigerators, two sinks and a 48-bottle wine refrigerator. Also on the first floor are a powder room, a formal dining room that opens to a dining deck, an office, and a mud/laundry room with full bath.
The second floor contains the primary suite and guest bedrooms, including a six-bed bunk room perfect for the children. All bedrooms are en-suite, while the primary includes a dressing room and bathroom. So charming and fresh for the summer, yellow accents pop throughout the house, especially in the main bedroom, where yellow and cream tiger-strip chairs are boldly juxtaposed against yellow geometric window coverings.
Outside, in addition to the stone-surrounded pool and spa, there’s copious wood decking, classic bluestone patios, and pretty beach plantings of grasses, bayberry, and the Hamptons classic hydrangeas.
According to Neff, a future buyer will love the fantastic light to be found in the property. “In the early morning, there is amazing light that comes across the water to the east when all the egrets and birds are dancing on the glistening water. And the house takes on an alpenglow as the sun sets over the marsh to the west. By far, this was one of my favorite projects. I hope the new owners will find as much magic as my clients—and I—have.”