Pop diva Rihanna won’t be spending the summer in Los Angeles. Her temporary warm-season digs find her spending time in a quiet green corner of the East Coast: Southampton. At $415K per month; par for the course.
A Dutch shingle-style house anchors the two-acre estate. It was built in 2001, and manages that pleasing variation between weathered, period evocation in its exterior design style, and contemporary-traditional interior living style that uses the warmth of hardwood, plentiful natural light, an open shared living area, and subdued tones as touchstones.
As it occupies the terminus of a peninsula, the property’s location is exceedingly secluded; an ideal spot, then, for a journalist-hounded pop star to hide out for the summer, and perhaps beyond.
For its part, the 9,000 square-foot, five-bedroom house offers plenty of room to roam, and sneaks in a few eccentric lines to give it a whisper of pre-war style. Most appealing in the common area is the use of paned clerestories, which border the kitchen, and living and dining rooms, and the classic, irregular plank hardwood flooring. A wet bar and fireplace set a quietly cozy tenor for the living area.
The bedrooms contain the most expressive shingle-style feel, with varied ceiling lines. The contemporary sensibility gives many of them private balconies, however. Windows take in the bucolic coastal location, a pleasant enough way to wake up in the morning.
The grounds feature lawns that roll down to the water. An 85’ dock for yacht accessibility, and a small private beach complete the estate.