Prepare for Heart Palpitations—This 6500-Square-Foot House Is to Die For
This year hasn't been without its showstopping home tours—this lake house for one—with our inbox delivering some major swoonworthy moments to share with you, our readers. And they just keep getting better. Case in point, this 6500-square-foot Bridgehampton home that comes with seven bedrooms, seven and a half bathrooms, a large pool, and a separate garage with living quarters above on a one-and-a-half acre lot. Sounds dreamy, and you'd be right.
Designer Timothy Godbold approached this '90s home with a fresh fusion he calls traditional coastal, and we're into it—proving once again that traditional is here to stay. "My desire was to modernize a traditional Hamptons home to a cleaner more modern vibe and be kid-friendly," he tells me. "The client has three young children that needed space to play while maintaining a crisp clean home."
Read on to take the tour of this impressive home.
The biggest challenge of this project was unexpected: the floors. "We must have done 30 different finishes to then get to a final one and then do more finishes after that," admits Godbold. It took a lot of processes to get the desired look, but thankfully he tells me they're aging beautifully already.
The surfaces in the kitchen are washed granite so they can take the tumbles of three children."The owners wanted to stay away from marble tops as they do not withstand staining and are more delicate," says Godbold. In keeping with the child-friendly yet polished theme, he kept the floors dark in a Belgium blue stone for the spaces that get most foot traffic and incorporated performance fabrics into the furniture for the living areas.
DESIGN: Timothy Godbold
The master bedroom is mostly white, allowing for a completely zen experience.
Design Within Reach Serge Mouille Three-Arm Ceiling Lamp, Black by Design Within Reach ( $6995 ) ($6759)
With any project, there is a powerful client and designer bond that forms. That was the case with this house. "They were a pleasure to work with, and it was a really fun and enjoyable experience," recalls Godbold. "The kids are great, and they are always so excited to see me when I come over. It’s the little things like that that make it a pleasure." When the husband first saw the house, he kept shaking Godbold's hand and saying thank you. "It was very cute and put a smile on my face for sure," he adds.
Of all the beautiful pieces in this home, there's one that Godbold favors the most. The bench from Stockholm that sits in the front foyer. "They use it all the time, the kids love it and it has a fantastic patina on the leather," he says. "My client loved it the moment she saw it and understood what I was trying to evoke."
Pottery Barn Kids Round Mercer Rug ($199)