Take a tour around a modern American beach house

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A modern beach house built in 1969 in Amagansett, The Hamptons, New York State. The one-storey property has a central living/dining area, kitchen, media room, master suite, three further bedrooms and two bathrooms.

1/7 Exterior

modern american beach house athena calderone amagansett home

(Image credit: Future PLC/Matthew Williams)

2/7 Living room

living room with sofa and coffee table

(Image credit: Future PLC/Matthew Williams)

Flanked by modern artwork and period photographs and curios, the storage alcove for the logs makes an eyecatching central feature. The Manila rope ceiling hides mounted speakers.

Coffee table
John Houshmand
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3/7 Dining room

dining room with dining table with chairs and chandelier

(Image credit: Future PLC/Matthew Williams)

The heavy, rustic-style farmhouse table has been custom-made from white oak salvaged from a barn. A period chandelier gives the room a medieval feel, while modern artwork and tribal patterns provide a mix-and-match eclectic element.

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Mobius Living

4/7 Media room

media room with linen sofa and driftwood accessories and stool

(Image credit: Future PLC/Matthew Williams)

Wood cladding gives this living room a cosy, cabin-like feel. A linen sofa and driftwood accessories complete the relaxed look.

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Graham & Green
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Robert Langford

5/7 Kitchen

kitchen with bar stools and kitchen island

(Image credit: Future PLC/Matthew Williams)

This timber and glass kitchen has a classic Mediterranean feel. Designed to keep the modernist vibe, while still feeling incredibly raw and rustic. This textured stone-and-wood palette with a few mid-century pieces thrown in is a delightful mix of old and new.

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6/7 Bedroom

bedroom with bed artwork on the wall and silk turquoise rug

(Image credit: Future PLC/Matthew Williams)

This subtle modern bedroom scheme was inspired by the artwork on the wall. The room features a silk turquoise rug and walls painted in pale mint green.

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Lovely & Company

7/7 Bathroom

bathroom with white bath tub reclaimed timber flooring and antique pine vanity unit

(Image credit: Future PLC/Matthew Williams)

The rope used to create the blind adds a nautical feel to the contemporary bathroom scheme.The antique pine vanity unit features leather strap handles.

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Victorian Plumbing
Reclaimed timber
Victorian Woodworks

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Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.