Architects Garner Clutch of Awards

Far Pond
Far Pond, a renovated 1970s kit house in Southampton, won 3 awards. Bates Masi Architects

2013 was a great year for Bates Masi + Architects, a Sag Harbor firm known for its dramatically edgy local residences and commercial buildings around the world.

The accolades culminated in Harry Bates and Paul Masi, the firm's principals, being inducted into the Interior Design Magazine 2013 Hall of Fame in December at a black tie event at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. Previous inductees include Albert Hadley, Frank Gehry, Clodagh, Antonio Citterio, Lauren Rottet, Robert A.M. Stern, David Rockwell, and Philippe Starck.

In October the firm received four awards at the A.I.A. Long Island ceremony at Oheka Castle, a historic Gold Coast mansion in Huntington. Most notably the evening’s grand award, Best of the Best, was awarded to the firm for its project Far Pond, a 1970s Southampton kit house they updated while respecting its origins. The three other awards were another for Far Pond, and one each for Mothersill, a creek-front Water Mill house whose boardwalks were designed in deference to those of Andrew Geller, a midcentury architect, and Sagaponack House, where sliding doors allow interior spaces to be “transformed from formal rooms to open pavilions,” according to the firm’s website.

All in all there were three awards each for Far Pond and Mothersill, six for Sagaponack House, one for Sam’s Creek, an enclave of glass cubes in Bridgehampton, one for Robin’s Way, a renovation of a 1960s kit house in Amagansett, and one for Northwest Harbor, an East Hampton house among wetlands.

Since 2003 the firm has collected 69 design awards. 

A wooden boardwalk at Mothersill extends through the main house. Bates Masi Architects
Extensive wetlands zoning regulations proved challenging for Sagaponack House. Michael Moran
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