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Sound View: A Fifties-Era Motel Made Modern in Greenport, NY

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Sound View: A Fifties-Era Motel Made Modern in Greenport, NY

October 2, 2017

Instead of veering right on Long Island toward the Hamptons, turn left and head toward the North Fork. Drive another 30 minutes and you’ll eventually end up at the Sound View, a recently opened waterfront hotel located just a few miles from the village of Greenport, NY. The owners and operators, Eagle Point Hotel Partners and Filament Hospitality, turned to Brooklyn-based design firm Studio Tack (previous collaboration includes the Anvil Hotel) to renovate the waterfront motel property, which dates back to 1953. The new design is reminiscent of the golden era of motels, with touches of New England modernism and nautical undertones that reference the town’s fishing and boating history. Here’s a look inside.

Photography by Read Mckendree.

two wood and glass doors welcome the sound view guests. 9
Above: Two wood and glass doors welcome the Sound View guests.
the check in area features a mix of old and new: a white oak bench from brookly 10
Above: The check-in area features a mix of old and new: a white oak bench from Brooklyn-based Evan Z Crane, a custom solid mahogany reception desk designed by Studio Tack, a vintage Moroccan Tuareg Rug, and a linear glass and chrome lamp pendant from UK-based Trainspotters.
the casual lobby offers grand views of the ocean and was inspired by depot stat 11
Above: The casual lobby offers grand views of the ocean and was inspired by depot stations and passenger ferries. Overhead lighting filters though the prismatic glass of original early 20th century Holophane pendants (sourced from Early Electrics in Peekskill, NY). Lounging sofas (Nest via Cane-line) are made from sustainable natural rattan and handcrafted by experienced Indonesian rattan weavers. The cushions are upholstered in fabric sourced from Studio Four in NYC. Between the sofas are custom handmade white oak tables by J. T. Dreyer, a local furniture maker.
on the walls hang original oil paintings depicting everything from sea storms t 12
Above: On the walls hang original oil paintings depicting everything from sea storms to bucolic farmlands—a reference to the region’s agrarian history.
the light filled nautical inspired lobby features a long sofa upholstered in bl 13
Above: The light-filled nautical-inspired lobby features a long sofa upholstered in blue linen from Restoration Hardware, captain’s chairs, and custom coffee tables built by Fort Standard. The taller tables are topped with stormy-veined alicante marble. A bar and floor-mounted Sass Stools from Public Space separate the two lobby areas. The cafe and wall scones are by Urban Electric Co. and Schoolhouse Electric.
the lobby invites guests to enjoy refreshments such as coffee and homemade lemo 14
Above: The lobby invites guests to enjoy refreshments such as coffee and homemade lemonade.
the 55 guest rooms each have large windows facing the ocean and glass doors lea 15
Above: The 55 guest rooms each have large windows facing the ocean and glass doors leading to a wooden deck and walkways to the hotel’s private beach. Each room features solid oak framed custom artwork by John Robshaw, created by hand-dipping paper into indigo vats built into the ground.
 the guest room floors are made from recycled rubber and cork (dyed to resembl 16
Above: The guest room floors are made from recycled rubber and cork (dyed to resemble specks of sand and grass) and every wall is covered with solid shiplap cedar. All furniture in the room was custom designed by Studio Tack. The burgundy bedspreads (100 percent cotton grown and milled in the US) were designed in collaboration with Brooklyn-based textile designers Quiet Town.
 the light fixtures, designed by studio tack, take their cues from marine ligh 17
Above: The light fixtures, designed by Studio Tack, take their cues from marine lights and are made from powder-coated steel with fluted glass. A Tivoli radio adds tunes to the room.
a casual seating area in one of the guest rooms. the chairs are by from the sou 18
Above: A casual seating area in one of the guest rooms. The chairs are by From the Source and the window treatments are by the Shade Store.
the guest bathroom has floor to ceiling white ceramic tile laid vertically and 19
Above: The guest bathroom has floor-to-ceiling white ceramic tile laid vertically and chrome bathroom fixtures from Waterworks Studio. The accessories come from Rejuvenation.
the halyard (the sound view&#8\2\17;s hotel restaurant) reception area was  20
Above: The Halyard (the Sound View’s hotel restaurant) reception area was custom-built by Rather Well Design & Peg Woodworking.
the halyard has a large dining hall with an exposed ceiling and family style w 21
Above: The Halyard has a large dining hall with an exposed ceiling and family-style wooden tables and benches. The lighting, designed by Studio Tack, is inspired by lighthouses and constructed from brushed nickel with custom cast glass shades.
 anchoring the restaurant is a \16 foot refurbished section of the hotel’s o 22
Above: Anchoring the restaurant is a 16-foot refurbished section of the hotel’s original bar. Studio Tack updated the bar’s original tufted captain-style bar stools, refinishing the frames and reupholstering them in navy leather.
 the chairs and benches, made of canvas, bent metal, and high grade sailing ro 23
Above: The chairs and benches, made of canvas, bent metal, and high-grade sailing rope, were designed by Studio Tack in collaboration with Brooklyn-based furniture makers Uhuru Designs.
outdoor dining is offered on the halyard deck. 24
Above: Outdoor dining is offered on the Halyard deck.
studio tack preserved the property’s original glass louvered fence, which all 25
Above: Studio Tack preserved the property’s original glass louvered fence, which allows a seamless view from the pool to the water. The pool furniture was made from durable burgundy canvas woven with high-grade sailing rope on cream powder-coated bent metal, a design collaboration with Admiral Outdoor Furniture.
located between the restaurant and lobby is the retro ish hotel bar, which by d 26
Above: Located between the restaurant and lobby is the retro-ish hotel bar, which by design has remained mostly untouched; it’s a rich, wood-clad room with mirrors, original leather banquettes.
hand painted murals can be seen throughout the piano bar area. 27
Above: Hand-painted murals can be seen throughout the piano bar area.
a blue chesterfield sofa is placed in the middle of the sound view library. 28
Above: A blue Chesterfield Sofa is placed in the middle of the Sound View library.
the beach is only a few steps away from sound view. 29
Above: The beach is only a few steps away from Sound View.

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