Beach Pretty House Tour: Contemporary Shelter Island Beach House
This modern house, designed by architect Michael Haverland and decorator Philip Galanes, commands ooh's and aww's. Sleekly designed with the windows as tall as walls, filling the house with light, and the family with a daily mesmerizing ocean landscape. Architectural Digest was lucky enough to get a tour of this house and meet the owner's Knoll CEO Andrew Cogan, his wife Lori Finkel and their children.
Shelter Island Beach House
Shelter Island Beach House: Living Room
In the living room, 1950s swivel chairs by Edward Wormley for Dunbar are grouped with a cocktail table by Nicola L. and a ’60s Franco Albini rattan ottoman. On the right, a Studio Tord Boontje light fixture for Artecnica is suspended above a Mies van der Rohe Barcelona daybed covered in an Edelman leather; in the background, Saarinen chairs surround a 1960 Richard Schultz table for Knoll. The walls are painted in Benjamin Moore’s Simply White.
Shelter Island Beach House: Dining Room
A chimney breast of local river stone provides a rustic note in the dining room, where a 1930s Italian industrial light fixture from Obsolete hangs above a Piet Hein Eek table and Mies van der Rohe chairs by KnollStudio, the latter covered in an Edelman leather.
Shelter Island Beach House: Guest Room
A guest room is furnished with a ’50s Italian bed and a ’60s Scandinavian dresser from R. E. Steele Antiques.
Shelter Island Beach House: Guest Bathroom
A prototype of a Robert Venturi chair for Knoll enlivens a guest bath; the floor lamp is a midcentury Tommi Parzinger design, the Saarinen table is by KnollStudio, and the shower fittings are by Sign of the Crab.
Shelter Island Beach House: Guest Bedroom 2
Shelter Island Beach House: Master Bedroom
In the master bedroom, which is lined with a Carolyn Ray wallpaper, the bed, blanket, and pillows were all acquired on a family trip to India; the ceiling fixture is by Patricia Urquiola and Eliana Gerotto for Foscarini, the Saarinen chair and ottoman are by KnollStudio, and the curtains are made of a KnollTextiles linen.
Shelter Island Beach House: Outdoor Living Space
Knoll CEO Andrew Cogan and his wife, Lori Finkel, commissioned architect Michael Haverland and decorator Philip Galanes to expand their house on New York’s Shelter Island. Finkel and Cogan are seen here on the terrace with their children, (from left) Caleb, Jed, and Aliyah; the Sutherland teak furniture is topped with cushions of a Trina Turk pattern for Schumacher and a blue Sunbrella fabric.