Over the course of the nearly two decades that Glenn Ban has lived in the Hamptons, he’s moved five times—yet his homes all feel of a piece. Same goes for the projects he designs for his clients. No matter the location, whether it’s a loft in Soho or a house in suburban New Jersey, he manages to infuse each residence with a distinctively coastal casual elegance.
We’re big admirers of his way with antiques and his love for patina (see our posts on his Provincetown cottage rental and his former East Hamptons bungalow), so when we found out he had moved yet again, this time into an 1880 three-bedroom colonial in the same town, we were eager to learn more.
“I love old homes, even though they come with their issues, but the charm most often outweighs the downsides. This house needed a fair amount of help—plaster work, new paint, a good cleaning—but the bones were there,” Glenn reports.
Let’s take a tour to see how he turned the rental into a casual but refined home.
Photography courtesy of Glenn Ban.
Above: A few of Glenn’s favorite things: the old latticed window on the second floor and a small photograph of the ocean by Jefferson Hayman.