A narrow road with hedges, history, traditions and the ocean…Gin Lane islined with residential estates that are national architectural treasures.
For this significant home on the storied street in Southampton, Phil Pokornywas commissioned to continue the legacy. The carefully studied forms of the HamptonsShingle Style are precisely sited among existing mature trees to give the homean extant presence. Pairs of heavy Tuscan columns support a main floor porchthat wraps much of the home, providing protection from, as well as a connectionto, the outdoors. A graceful eyebrow rise in the porch roof serves to reinforcethe entrance identity. Clad in naturally weathering wood shingles, the Dutchgambrel roof gables are artfully arranged to create comfortable formal symmetries.