A Fun and Playful Barn on Butter Lane, Bridgehampton


No “modern style” barn here in this house called The Barnyard. No, this house, by architect Preston Phillips, just plain goes for it with gambrel rooves, barn doors and barn red exterior. The interiors, though, are more sophisticated. As they should be, given they were designed by Tony Ingrao, but they still put a smile on one’s face with touches of bright, fun color.

Photos via Corcoran

(And we love the Richard Artschwager exclamation point sculpture.) The main floor offers many comfortable sitting areas with differing height ceilings, warm wood beams, stone fireplaces, and glass and metal accents.

Upstairs, the warm wood ceilings continue. There are four bedrooms and 4.5 baths in the house, including a luxurious master suite. (Although the master suite bathroom is a little dated with its glass tub and glass vessel sinks.) The house sports 4500 square feet, making it spacious but not gigantic. There’s a generous sized plot of 1.87 acres, which includes a trapezoidal shaped pool. (Is it supposed to refer to the exclamation point?) The attractive grounds were designed by Joseph Tyree.

Asking price for all this is a fair $5.45 million. The property, listed by Louis Apito and Charles Forthofer at Corcoran, won’t appeal to everyone, so we wonder how long it will take to sell.

For more, click here. 494 Butter Lane, Bridgehampton