When Amanda Brezing began looking for a summer house in the Hamptons in 2017, she encountered a common problem.
“Things seemed kind of expensive, and nothing was really what I wanted,” said Ms. Brezing, 36, who works in finance in Manhattan. “So I decided to look at land.”
Oza Sabbeth Architects, a firm with offices in Bridgehampton and Manhattan that had built a few nearby homes she admired. The company offered a turnkey design-build service through its construction arm, Modern Green Home.
When its founders, Nilay Oza and Peter Sabbeth, visited the site, they immediately saw a challenge: Ms. Brezing wanted privacy, but she had neighbors on both sides and across the street.
Geoffrey Nimmer Landscapes on the grounds.
Inside, the architects worked with Henrybuilt on the kitchen, bathroom vanities and closets. In the primary bathroom, they added steel reinforcements inside walls to support a hammock-like carbon-fiber bathtub from Splinterworks that Ms. Brezing found.
In the end, construction costs came to about $800 a square foot; Ms. Brezing took out a construction loan to pay for most of it. Modern Green Home broke ground in the fall of 2019 and completed the house in January 2022 after pandemic-related delays.