If wine is something you enjoy so much, why put it down in the basement?” says architect Paul Masi. When he designed a Hamptons weekend house for a New York City wine collector and his family, Masi decided to install the owner’s collection right on the main floor, encased in a cube that holds 1,000 bottles. “It’s actually the first thing you see when you enter the house,” says Masi, a partner in the Sag Harbor, New York, firm Bates Masi + Architects.
The wine cube was just one of the clever designs he incorporated into this home for a family that loves to eat, drink, cook and entertain. “Some people go to their vacation house, drop off their stuff and head right to the beach. Not this family. They have everything they need right here,” says Masi. Situated on a former peach farm, the house is divided into two long wings. The kitchen continues that linear motif with its extra-long 18-foot counter, built out of a massive custom-cast slab of concrete. Read on for more of Masi’s dramatic home design ideas.
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For a clean look, Masi hid the fridge and dishwasher behind custom mahogany cabinets with Cranked handles from D Line. From $192; dline.com.