Modern Farmhouse Designed to Maximize Lake Views, Gain Patina With Age

A modern farmhouse located on the shores of Lake Montauk in New York uses exterior materials like cedar and zinc that will change appearance with weathered wear, showing the home's history with age. Minimalist interiors keep the focus of the home on the lake views.

Photo By: Michael Moran

Photo By: Michael Moran

Photo By: Michael Moran

Photo By: Michael Moran

Photo By: Michael Moran

Photo By: Michael Moran

Photo By: Michael Moran

Photo By: Michael Moran

Photo By: Michael Moran

Photo By: Michael Moran

Photo By: Michael Moran

Photo By: Michael Moran

Photo By: Michael Moran

Photo By: Michael Moran

Modern Living Room With Lake View

All the rooms of both the main and the guest house were constructed to showcase the best views and let the air and breezes filter through.

Farmhouse Exterior From Road

On a large piece of land, this Montauk estate includes a main house, a guest house and beautiful Lake Montauk views.

Modern Farmhouse Exterior and Driveway

The home's architecture was well planned to age beautifully. Rough-sawn, wide cedar planks on the outside of the buildings will weather to the soft gray of driftwood. The roof is zinc, and will get a pretty mottled patina with sun exposure.

White Modern Living Room With Black Fireplace

A black structural steel frame crisply outlines the large living spaces, contrasting the white painted ceiling and walls.

White Modern Great Room With Steel Frame

The home's interiors feel vast, thanks to the exposed steel frame and vaulted wood plank ceiling, painted white. Floors are white oak with a raw-looking finish.

White Modern Great Room With Lake View

Rooms open out to sweeping views of Lake Montauk through wall-sized glass doors. The color scheme inside is designed to focus attention on the home's beautiful setting, with natural materials in bleached white, browns and crisp black.

Sink and White Paneled Walls

Spare as can be so every detail can shine. The emphasis in all the home's interiors is on natural materials: painted wood planks, exposed beams, raw-finished oak floors.

Floating Stairs

Stairs seem to float from one floor to the next, bordered by white wood plank-covered walls.

Modern Master Bedroom With Charcoal Rug

A wood-paneled wall with a natural finish is the anchor behind the master bedroom's bed. It's a striking way to break up the large space and help the bedroom part feel more intimate. The master bathroom is located in the room's back half.

Master Bathroom With Floating Sinks

The master bathroom blends gracefully into the master bedroom, with a bathtub under the windows and two floating sinks.

Backyard Lawn and Pool

A long swimming pool is nestled easily into the slope of the lawn. A covered patio offers shade at one end; an open-air patio allows for sunny poolside lounging.

Covered Patio With White Sofa

A pergola makes shade over this patio sitting area, overlooking the pool and hot tub.

Exterior With Open Glass Door

This property started out as two separate lots. The new owners decided to build two separate structures on the large piece of land: a main residence and a guest house with shared outdoor space in between. Both buildings have an indoor outdoor feel, with oversized sliding doors instantly connecting rooms to patios and balconies.

Backyard and Pool

The outdoor spaces are a mix of open yard and views, paired with more sheltered gathering spots. Native shoreline plantings create a natural-feeling border between the house and Lake Montauk.

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