After renting for many years, Hope Greenberg and Douglas Maxwell decided to buy their own Hamptons vacation home to which they could escape city life on weekends. When they saw the view from this 1,200-square-foot 1950s bungalow, they were sold despite its condition. The property sits on the 10th hole of Montauk Downs golf course, and their backyard is a panorama of the green. They can watch and cheer on their friends as they play. After an extensive six-month renovation that refreshed nearly every surface, Hope and Douglas were able to nest — with plenty of art from their growing collection.
Hope, a co-founder of Soapbox Strategists, a social media and content strategy agency in New York City, thought she wouldn’t incorporate lots of color into the decor to differentiate between the vibes of this place and the couple’s Manhattan home. Upon starting to decorate, however, she quickly realized she’s “constitutionally incapable of living with neutrals.” Because she and Douglas, a psychoanalyst and contemporary art consultant, had so many things to display, they wanted to keep the furniture clean and simple. Douglas jokes that their home is decorated in mid-century modern Hobbit style, meaning the small footprint is filled to the brim with pieces they love. Though, what he enjoys most is watching pro golf on TV while also keeping tabs on the golf game happening right in their backyard. —Annie