September 18, 2017

Studio Tack Turns a 1950’s Motel Into Sound View Greenport, a New North Fork Getaway

At the Sound View Greenport, a hotel in Long Island, New York, by Studio Tack, cane sofas by Foersom & Hiort-Lorenzen furnish the lobby lounge. Photography by Read McKendree.

During Indian summer, when New Yorkers say they’re headed “out East” for the weekend, they’re usually referring to the Hamptons. But more and more, they’re switching to the opposite peninsula known as the North Fork.

Reception’s custom mahogany desk. Photography by Read McKendree.

That’s due in part to the Sound View Greenport, a 1953 former motel appealingly renovated by Studio Tack, which has made a name for itself with hospitality projects farther north, like Scribner’s Catskill Lodge. “We layered inspiration from New England modernism, popularized by the Bauhaus enclaves on Cape Cod, while honoring this region through nods to its fishing and boat-building history,” partner Leigh Salem says of the firm’s first coastal project.

Western Red cedar shiplap paneling in a studio suite. Photography by Read McKendree.

Indeed, shiplap paneling surrounds reception as well as the 55 guest rooms, which each open to a deck overlooking the Long Island Sound.

The 1⁄4 mile of private beach. Photography by Read McKendree.
Deck. Photography by Read McKendree.
Guest room. Photography by Read McKendree.
Guest room. Photography by Read McKendree.
Lobby lounge. Photography by Read McKendree.
The Halyard Bar. Photography by Read McKendree.
Library. Photography by Read McKendree.

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