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