Neon Architectural Masterpiece for Rent on Shelter Island
Beyond the shingled-style behemoths that dot the Hamptons and out to the tip of Long Island, between the North and South Forks, exists an architecturally significant Shelter Island rental. For the daring and the bold, you can rent this neon-colored contemporary for $16,000 a month through July; $19,000 for August through Labor Day or $32,500 for July through Labor Day.
The home was designed by architects Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat, who were inspired by a pioneer of the modern architecture movement, Ludwig Mies ven der Rohe and the Barcelona Pavilion he completed for the 1929 International Exposition. But, instead of a bland concrete finish, Stamberg and Aferiat used a palette of Matisse-influenced colors.
“Architectural Digest” featured the neon house in October 2010, describing the structure as “an architectural feat requiring an all but clearing of the senses to fully process.”
The architects explained that they wanted the home’s design “to be more plastic, more fluid.”
They experimented with building materials: the leaning plank walls are actually corrugated aluminum that was painted, and other walls are made up of a series of layers of transparent polycarbonate to allow light to stream through to the interior. The home has several floor-to-ceiling windows as well.
Included in the Shelter Island rental are mod furnishings by high-end firms like Saarinen, Breuer, Castiglione, Bertoia, Lissoni, Mouille, and Bertjan Pot as well as individual pieces designed by the architects themselves.
The end result is a riot of colors and happy patterns; a bright interior to match the exterior.
The 2-bedroom, 2-bath home is a total of 1,100 square feet, and is located just inland of Coecles Harbor. The property includes a pool, high-end kitchen and spacious living room with high ceilings. It features geothermal HVAC and a 40-foot heated pool.