Historic Preservation: The Latch Southampton Village

The Latch is a 20-home luxury condominium community in the heart of Southampton Village. The developer preserved exteriors of two iconic turn-of-the-20th-century structures designed by Stanford White;, refurbished their interiors, and built new homes with complementary architectural design. The Federal Revival Period structures, cedar shingled and painted white with Dutch Colonial touches, were returned to their original splendor.

The 40-room main building, previously an inn, was converted to two townhomes; adjacent Terry Cottage remains a single-family home. The newer homes and clubhouse reflect the local vernacular, appearing connected via a single façade with shingle-style touches. Interiors are airy, spacious, and light-filled, with open floorplans, expansive windows and vaulted ceilings.

Sense of place is achieved on the centrally located 5-acre parcel through preservation of historic structures and complementary new home design. Adaptive reuse is evident through transformation of unused and run-down structures to modern and well-designed housing, meeting demand for residents rightsizing from nearby estate homes.

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