This 200 year old timber frame barn was rescued from near collapsing by artist Randy Polumbo. Using a collapsed barn for parts, every inch is old wood, all natural and non toxic materials. Most of the barn is built of salvaged materials from NYC construction projects with Calatrava’s discarded Bathtub, an outdoor shower from the Sherry Netherland Hotel, and parts from glorious uptown mansions and brooklyn factories alike. Enjoy chilling out in the hammock, the yard, or bike to the beach or cook a major meal in the spacious well appointed kitchen. What makes it “funny” are numerous amusing features like the giant iron bell and string to fire it, that Randy’s mom could not recall “bellport” and calls the town “bellevue” to this day. This is a very relaxing space where anything or nothing is enjoyable from crafts, music, cooking to a work project.
Orient Light was built in 1899 one third of a mile off the northern tip of Long Island out of brick, cast iron and wood. This elemental and poetic folly erupts from a sharp pile of rocks into one of the most beautiful vistas on the East Coast. Artist Randy Polumbo has long term plans for it both as a site for an art project and residency for creatives to make their magic in spartan yet magical surroundings. Today it is available as a location rental or camping spot to rugged individualists and hardy adventurers who are willing to follow strict rules and use our designated charter boat service as even the approach by boat is challenging . Underway are a simple solar electrical system and composting restroom as well as basic repairs to protect the structure and envelope. The entire site has been cleaned and repaired with non toxic and natural materials and has an unparalleled atmosphere of peace with its 360 view of the sea, unless of course there is a storm, which is something else.
This elevated, secluded, romantic and soulful compound was developed by elusive and enchanting fashion and art talent Francette Mace. Francette grew her own vegetables, fed the bobcats by hand, and had an understanding with the Mountain Lion that used to live in the tree out front (now seen back very occasionally) Her quirky ceramics and bold paintings complemented her comfortable bohemian fashion sense, always way ahead of her time.
This four building compound is a work of art itself and has been modernized by artist Randy Polumbo, while in largely keeping intact Francette’s magic. Browse her library of new age, cultural, botanical, and psychoanalytical texts, see her sketches and tear sheets, and make a small fire and curl up or get creative in her studio. There is a garage with a sleeping level and an organically contoured stucco terrace the size of a large bedroom. The guest house has a small wood stove and kitchenette and the same mind blowing views of the mountain as the main house!