The joyous, playful and wildly creative vacation homes designed by Andrew Geller in Long Island are only now coming into due appreciation. The Antler House, built in The Springs of East Hampton in 1968, was perhaps his most whimsical. Over the years, new owners replaced original features with standard ones, and tacked on pragmatic additions. Our clients fell in love with the “wooden spaceship in the forest” and commissioned us to restore it to its former glory, plus a few creature comforts. With original drawings in hand we happily obliged.
With Jackson Pollock’s house just a stone’s throw away, The Springs is home to a large community of artists. In addition to the Geller house restoration, the clients – themselves artists – commissioned an unobtrusive “art barn” to the rear of the site. A simple wooden box that opens completely to the woods on two sides, the unassuming art barn is the foil to Geller’s exuberant folly.
Read more about the Antler House in the East Hampton Star.