A Southampton Beach House Designed by David Netto

Today’s home tour is a beautiful Southampton beach cottage that brings Sweden to a Yankee beach! David Netto collaborated on the project with designer Will Meyer, to create a cozy, shingle covered cottage that looks traditional on the outside and modern Scandinavian on the inside. Known for his fine eye of marrying handmade, traditional design with the energy and youthfulness of modern elements, David Netto created a most surprising retreat for a newlywed couple. Beautiful views, comfort and romance are the key characteristics of this stunning beach house.


david netto exterior

The cottage is used year-long so naturally, the materials chosen throughout are more cozy and refined than those usually found in summer homes. Netto and Meyer opted for creating beauty by contrast: rustic whitewashed pine is juxtaposed with modern materials like Corian (a mixture of acrylic polymer and alumina trihydrate) and glass. To take full advantage of the home’s prime location and breathtaking views, the designers installed bigger, larger windows.

The open floor plan dining room/breakfast area is an amazing space. Rush seat chairs and an antique round table create an inviting gathering spot.

devid netto dining room

The overall feel of the home is cozy yet light and youthful, very modern Swedish.

david netto staircase detail

The kitchen is a great example of space savvy choices. Storage is maximized by utilizing every inch and corner available.

david netto kitchen

david netto kitchen

david netto storage

In the living room, a Swiss stye fireplace creates a focal gathering point.

david netto fireplace

One of my favorite spaces in this home, the bedroom looks cozy and interesting. Again, a white Corian wall contrasts with the warmth of whitewashed pine and walnut floors.

david netto bedroom

david netto bathroom

A whimsical guest bedroom.

david netto

” The smaller the space, the more drama you need.” –  David Netto


Photography by Julian Wass for House Beautiful.




  1. January 16, 2017 / 10:56 am

    Love this organic natural home! I usually don’t like so much wood but the light tones are beautiful and perfect for a beach house!

    • Eva Contreras
      January 16, 2017 / 11:27 am

      Thank you, dear Elizabeth! I too love how light this feels, usually wood can look quite dark and moody but not this one…