The American firm AF has restored the “Antler House” of the famous architect Andrew Geller to its former glittering beauty.
Andrew Geller was a famous American architect, painter and graphic designer, known for his uninhibited and sculptural beach houses in the coastal regions of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut in the 1950s and 1960s.
The renovated residence by AF was built in 1968, however, over the years, the new owners have replaced the original oddities with new elements.
The restoration was really complex, but aimed to restore the house to its former glory, while adding some modern comforts.
A painstaking work, the AF studio has eliminated the unnecessary additions of the previous owners and replaced the original materials. All the invasive plaster boards have been changed, the bathroom has been removed from the east side and returned to its original position on the first floor.
A raised bridge has been added to the more private west facade of the “Antler House”, where a wooden triangle, which hides the stairs, relates to the original aesthetics.
The house will also retain its original size, a move against the trend, as the East Hampton neighborhood houses are all luxurious and spacious villas.
A choice dictated by the desire to respect the original design, but above all the philosophy of the famous American architect. In fact, Andrew Geller seldom designed large houses, because he wanted to respect the surrounding environment and in general, one of his buildings never occupied more than 20% of the site on which he built.
A unique project, born from the desire to celebrate the memory of the ancient architect, bringing the iconic Antler House back to its former glory.