There is a new modernist preservation group in town, but local to the Hamptons—Hamptons 20 Century Modern. Interior designer Timothy Godbold formed the grassroots organization in 2020 with a mission dedicated to the awareness and conservancy of architecture with a modern vernacular on Long Island, NY. Bringing attention to significant period houses and their creators is a first step in fending off real estate development pressures that will continue to threaten these houses. The group is currently advocating on behalf of a house designed by Norman Jaffe (1932–1993) which is in the middle of a drawn out demolition review at Southampton council. Tune in to Hampton 20 Century Modern’s website or Instagram to learn more.
“Meet the people saving The Hamptons’ modernist architecture,” Wallpaper, October 1, 2021.