Nina Edwards Anker is an architect, writer, professor, designer, and director of Nea Studio. Her projects include her private house in the Hamptons, the Cocoon Cottage, a house where two souls and two styles coexist.
The house has an L-shaped plan with rounded corners and the concave part, i.e. the external part faces north, while the convex part, i.e. the internal part faces south, as well as the garden.
The external facade is entirely covered with cedar stands, giving the house an intimate and private look, unlike the internal facade, which is formed entirely by a window that allows you to take full advantage of all the hours of light. In addition, the rays of the sun also enter through a skylight formed by the stained glass ranging from yellow, above the living room, to red, above the bedroom. The nuances chosen are based on Goethe’s theory of color, also adopted by the painter William Turner in his paintings.
Inside, the rounded walls and ceiling give the impression of enveloping the people inside, and the furnishings and colors have all been chosen in light tones, to open up space even more optically.