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At home with starchitect Richard Meier in East Hampton

After setting the standard for East End elegance in the 1960s, the architect still resides in the Hamptons — in the only home he has ever owned
By Cathaleen Chen | July 14, 2016 01:30PM

Richard Meier

Richard Meier

From the Hamptons Market Report: will always have a special place in the heart of world-renowned architect Richard Meier. His East Hampton abode — a vintage 1907 farmhouse, not one of his signature white minimalist creations — is the first and only house he has ever owned. The first home he ever designed, the Lambert House, was built on nearby Fire Island. It was constructed in the early 1960s, for $11,000, by a firm that had previously only built log houses.

Meier went on to design four homes in the Hamptons, two of which were built in the late 1960s, and one that is currently under construction in Southampton. His first two notable East End residences, the Hoffman house and the Saltzman house, are both pristine structures that remain local landmarks in the Hamptons after half a century. [more]