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.
1. Roof Deck
3. Printing Studio
The Living Room
The brass-instrument sculpture over the sofa is by Sherman himself. “I bought all these off eBay, went down to a welder in Park Slope, and stood there and had him weld it,” he says.
The Printing Studio
Passersby on Pacific Street can watch the wallpaper being made. “We were going to put production on the second floor,” says Sherman, “when we realized that this is really the interesting part.”
The Master Bathroom
A little bit nightclub, a little bit commode, with LED lights and walls covered in a Flavor Paper design called Celestial Dragon.
The master bedroom on the second floor opens to a breezeway that runs along the south side of the house, which receives the most natural light.
A monumental gas fireplace is laid with Ann Sacks limestone tiles and illuminated by one of three pyramid-shaped skylights.
A 24-foot stretch of limestone begins as a floor path and ends as a countertop. The kitchen storage and refrigerator are concealed by mock-crocodile-embossed vinyl, which also covers the ceiling.