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Maximum Exposure

A city family’s Montauk retreat stays open to the elements.


Photographs by Paul Masi

Gregory and Victoria Masi Pryor’s second home in Montauk is a far cry from the fishing cottages and sixties prefab A-frame houses of their childhood summers on the East End. But it is a classic beach abode in one regard: It lets a whole lot of the outside in. “We wanted to open up the house and make it like one big screened-in porch,” Victoria says. “Our children [two boys, ages 11 and 13] can be indoors and outdoors at the same time here.” The transition from interior to exterior is especially seamless on the ground floor, with 36-foot-long glass pocket doors vanishing into the walls, and the living room’s walnut floors ending right where a gravel-and-bluestone path begins. The overall effect is of a very modular—and luxurious—hilltop campsite.


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