Looking at This South Hampton Home Is Almost as Good as Taking a Vacation

A house in the Hamptons is typically equipped for equal parts entertaining and relaxing, and that's exactly what founder and principal of design firm Hyphen & Co. Shelly Lynch-Sparks had in mind when working on this South Hampton home. Built in 1984 by an architect for his own personal use, the five-bedroom, four-bath house complete with a pool, patio, and porch with stadium style steps manages to feel both cosy and contemporary.

"The house had such incredible bones, and we worked hard together to celebrate those elements without losing any of its character," Lynch-Sparks explains. Those original bones include a beautiful timber post and beam ceiling, which is now contrasted by modern renovations like a sliding wall system to open the living room space up during the summertime and new skylights in the kitchen to allow light to stream into the room. "The goal was to modernize a rustic style home while opening up the space to more light and softer textiles and furnishings," the designer adds.

If you can't make it to the Hamptons, taking a look inside this charming property is the next best thing. Keep scrolling for a tour of the home and to learn more about the renovation and design process that went into the final look.

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