Hook Pond Residence

The Italianate-style residence known as Sommariva occupies a special place in the identity of East Hampton. The 1870s-era building, which stands on a colonial-era allotment, kindled the village’s transformation into a world-famous resort community.

Sommariva and its inimitable views have remained remarkably unchanged over generations. In renovating multiple interiors of this family home, Workstead celebrated the enduring building and its surrounding landscape. Rooms’ colors and textures draw inspiration from the coastal environment, while ample open space keeps users’ attention focused on outdoor living and multigenerational gathering. Select elements, such as kitchen cabinets and a bar niche, reference the whalers and plein air painters who once intermingled on Long Island’s South Fork. Antiques and next-generation collectibles meld the homeowner’s respect for the past with the desire for contemporary expression. 


East Hampton, NY




  • Interior Design