Walk Through an Architect’s Dream Home in Southampton, New York
2023 Best of Year Winner for Small Residential Transformation
Timothy Godbold’s nonprofit, Hamptons 20 Century Modern, aims to preserve period dwellings throughout the costal area. This one has special significance: Along with partner architect Sea Lodge, Godbold transformed it into a 1,700-square-foot dream house for himself, replete with rough-finish stucco walls, built-in planters, and geometric furnishings. The designer calls it his lair, a nod to the title (and subject matter) of a favorite book showcasing great secret hideouts of movie villains. One was the cliff-top residence of the antagonist in Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest, a made-up structure that sparked the designer’s very real love of mid-century architecture. Other personal fascinations that are among the hodgepodge of influences: ziggurats, science fiction, and Godbold’s own childhood home in Australia, which was by a Swedish modernist.
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