Andrew Gellar’s seminal Antler House is an unorthodox take on the classic East Hampton country cabin, completed in 1968 with a topsy-turvy floorplan and geometric ‘cut out’ windows.
Gellar’s mission was to ‘liberate the American vacation house’, and Antler House is among his most recognisable designs, with an anamorphic ‘owl’ facade. Architecture AF (now Two Street Studio) refurbished the building in 2020, reinstating Gellar’s original vision for the unusual beach house and its spectacular great room with soaring pitched cedar ceiling and semi-circular ‘owl eye’ windows.
The second-floor loft is a treehouse hideaway set at canopy level with views across the greenery. Bedrooms, meanwhile, are on the ground floor, secreted in the earth to tap into natural circadian rhythms.
Other postmodern flourishes come via triangular peek-a-boo windows and hidden nooks which inspire play and whimsy.
The three-bedroom East Hampton home is close to Napeague Bay and Louse Point – one of the best family beaches in the region for swimming, kayaking and paddleboarding. Antler House is asking for $2.7m via Esteban Gomez aka The Creatives Agent, and Lori Schiaffino of Compass. If you want to try before you buy, you can also spend the night via StayMarquis for around $970 per night.