Antler House Restoration by Architecture AF

March 26, 2020

Restored to Happiness

Antler House Restoration by Architecture AFMention mid-century architecture and images of boxy low slung houses with flat roofs spring to mind. There are, surprisingly, many joyous and exuberant mid-century buildings waiting to be rediscovered. The Antler House in East Hampton is one such gem.

Designed by architect Andrew Geller in 1968 and recently restored by Architecture AF, this delightfully whimsical house is everything you want from a beach vacation house and nothing like the cookie-cutter mansions which line this popular stretch of the Hamptons.

Much of the work involved stripping back additions made over the years and restoring original features such as the quirky "owl's eye" windows and the cedar cladding. In addition, Architecture AF added a garage with a terrace on top, the latter accessed by an open staircase shielded by a triangular screen, a design feature which neatly echoes the theatrical roof.

The result is a deliciously charming house that raises the spirits without fail. It is no wonder that Geller is sometimes known as the "architect of happiness", and Architecture AF has certainly done him proud.

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Product Inspiration

Go for mid-century inspirations with the Modernista armchair from Moroso, the Nestor chair from Mater and the Louisiana side table from Stellar Works.

Modernista Armchair - Moroso -  Do Shop  Nestor Chair - Natural Oak Structure - Mater - Do Shop   Louisiana Side Table - Stellar Works - Do Shop

For mid-century style lighting go for the Atomic suspension light from DelightFULL, the Bull floor lamp from 101 Copenhagen and the Globe table light from Utu

Atomic Suspension Lights - DelightFULL - Do Shop   Bull Floor Lamp - 101 Copenhagen - Do Shop   Globe - Table Light - Utu - Do Shop

Recreate the wooden cabin style of the Antler house with photorealistic Scrapwood and Webbing wallpapers from NLXL

Scrapwood 2 Wallpaper PHE-14 by Piet Hein Eek - NLXL - Do Shop   Scrapwood Wallpaper PHE-03 by Piet Hein Eek - NLXL - Do Shop   Webbing Natural Wallpaper by Mr & Mrs Vintage - Cane Webbing - NLXL - Do Shop


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