Given how freezing it's been here on the east coast of the U.S., we're, naturally, dreaming of summer. So this gorgeous contemporary vacation house in Amagansett, New York by Bates Masi Architects is seems like a dream. The blocky concrete volumes that compose the two-story Amagansett Dunes House are shaded by canvas louvers on the western facade, which catch and diffuse light inside and create a graphic treatment on the exterior.
Inside, an airy, open-plan kitchen and living room occupy a central space, while bedrooms sit in ancillary volumes. Light wood flooring and wall paneling make the whole thing feel sunny and spacious.