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HARRY BATES (1927-)


Bates grew up Lake City FL. He started at UNC-Chapel Hill in bacteriorology in 1948 then transferred to the NCSU School of Design, earning a Bachelors in Architecture in 1952. He worked three years for Terry Waugh in Raleigh NC then moved to NYC in 1955 to Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM), working with Gordon Bunshaft. He started Bates Architects in 1965. By then he was well-known for Modernist houses on Fire Island off the coast of New York. He also moonlighted for Martin Growald, who was moonlighting while at SOM.

Later, Bates was in private practice with Dale Booher and Bob Lunn in New York City before moving the firm to Southampton on Long Island in 1980. He took on partner Paul Masi, 45 years his junior, formerly with Richard Meier, in 1997. Around 2012, they moved to an office building of their own design in East Hampton NY. Bates retired in 2017 to Fernandina Beach FL. Many thanks for research by Catherine Westergaard Cramer and Chris Rawlins of Pines Modern. Video.


1961 - The Harry Bates House, 21 Widgeon Walk, Fire Island NY. 600 sf. Published in the 1964 American Home's Vacation Houses alongside 137 Beach Hill Walk, 214 Beach Hill Walk, and 491 Tarpon Walk. Destroyed.


1965 - 22 Springwood Lane, Northwest Woods, East Hampton NY. Near Springy Banks Road. Sold to Kathleen Bacon-Greenberg. Sold in 1996 to Dan Saltiel. Sold in 2013 to Louis Garcia and Guido Auen.


1964 - The Jeanette Edris Rockefeller House and Guest House, aka Dual in the Sun, 607 Shore Walk, Sayville NY. Bates designed a second floor in 1969, unbuilt. According to Pines Modern, the compound was sold in 1974 to Ron Martin, John Macunovich, Jim Meade, and David Napoli. Their “Lady Pizza Goes to Havana” party transformed the home into a Cuban nightclub, circa 1940. Supermodel Pat Cleveland, pigtails aloft in helium-filled balloons, turned the courtyard into a catwalk at their annual Labor Day Party in 1976. The following year, DJ Howard Merritt debuted the disco anthem “Native New Yorker.” Beach 79, also known as the Party of the Decade, was conceptualized in its living room. Sold in 2020 to Roman Gancberg and Sebastian Lopez Betancurt and is available on AirBNB.


1960s - The Dorothy Levy House, Fire Island NY. Featured in Sports Illustrated, 9/28/70. Do you know where it is?


1960s - The Eliott Regens House, Fire Island NY. Featured in Sports Illustrated, 9/28/70. Do you know where it is?


1960s - The Jeff and Virginia Davis House, Fire Island NY. Featured in Sports Illustrated, 9/28/70. Do you know where it is?


1960s - The Bernard (Barry) Schilit House, Fire Island NY. Featured in Sports Illustrated, 9/28/70. Near the Davis House. Do you know where it is?


1965 - The Michael Shurtleff House, 490 Tarpon Walk, Fire Island NY. Sold to Thomas Helmanek. Sold in 2000 to current owner Alan Harris O'Connell. Renovated in 2015 by Nicholas Politis.


1965 - The Nicholas Rompapas Beach House, 257 Bay Walk, Fire Island NY. According to Pines Modern, Horace Gifford started the design and Bates finished it. Horace Gifford also designed an elaborate pool which was never built. 2015 renovation by DAS Studio. Sold in 2016.


1966 - The John Mayer and Matej Sherko House, 5 Ocean Walk, Fire Island NY. Featured in House and Garden in 1968. Has been substantially altered.


1967 - The Melvin Dwork House, aka Tree House, 274 Bay Walk, Fire Island NY. Built by William A. Lynch.


Around 1968 - The James Patterson House, 612 Shore Walk, Fire Island NY. House Beautiful published it in 1971. Altered badly, but not by Bates. 2017 restorative renovation by Chris Rawlins Design.


Around 1968 - The Pitcher House, 184 Cedar Walk, Fire Island NY. Still in the Pitcher family as of 2016. Color photos by Tom Sibley.


Around 1968 - The Rudy and Trudy Frank Renovation, 547 Beachcomber, Fire Island NY. Bates added a bedroom under the Andrew Geller-designed house.


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1968 - aka the Recover House, 129 Windward, East Hampton NY. Featured in House Beautiful, 1970. Sold to Caroline Upcher who in 2004 hired Bates to build her a house on the adjacent lot, see below. Sold around 2005 to Joe Dolce and Jonathan Burnham. 2006 addition and renovation by Bates Masi. Built by Paul Cassidy. Structural Engineer, Stephen L. Maresca. Available for rent in 2019.


1968 - The Kamen House, 26 South Walk, Fire Island NY. Renovated by Eric Schiller.


1969 - The Rex Madsen and Jimmy Daniels House, aka the Madsen House, 517 Porgie Walk, Fire Island NY. According to Pines Modern, during the 1930s Daniels' lover was the architect Philip Johnson. Has been significantly altered. Sold to Patrick Guadagno. Sold in 1995 to Alireza Momtaz.


1973 - 50 Eastway Drive, Southampton NY. Bates built a house on the former property of architect Grosvenor Atterbury’s family estate. The original residence burned down in the 1920s. Pool, patio, and garage added in 1996. Sold in 2000 to Moz, LLC.


Around 1970 - The Howard M. and Dorothy Pack House, aka Central New York House, 690 Peekamoose Road Sundown, Denning NY. Commissioned 1969. Has a safe room in the basement with everything for survival from a nuclear attack. Designed while working for Martin Growald, who took it on as a moonlighting project at Skidmore Owings and Merrill (SOM). Featured as a 1971 Architectural Record house. Deeded in 2009 to Peekamoose Properties LLC (daughter Loren Pack). Non-aerial photos by Ezra Stoller.


1971 - The Joshua Lieberman Residence, aka Saltaire, aka Seaview, 304 Sea Walk, Fire Island NY. Designed with Dale Booher.


Around 1972 - 34 Springwoods Lane, Northwest Woods, East Hampton NY. Sold in 1994. Sold in 2018 to Peter Zaitzeff.


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1973 - 24 Cliff Road, Amagansett NY. Deeded in 2007 to Beata Galdi. Sold in 2014 to Jo Anne and Michael Sirgado. Renovated in 2018 by 1100 Architects.


1973 - The Jay Spectre House, 2699 Deerfield Road, Noyack Creek, Sag Harbor NY. Interior design by Jay Spectre. Featured in Architectural Digest, March 1975. Sold to Richard Berger. Rented to Fred Dorfman and Susan Spagna who later bought it. In 2003 they hired Bates to renovate add a bedroom, office, pool adjacent bathroom, and basement entertainment area.


1977 - 18 Hedges Banks Drive, East Hampton NY. Sold to John Marder and Joan Kron. Sold in 2006 to Edward Wilkerson. Renovated down to the studs and greatly enlarged in 2008. For sale in 2020.


1979 - The Harry Bates House 1, 32 Hedges Banks Drive, East Hampton NY. Sold to Joseph Pernica. Sold in 2014 to Abundance LLC. Sold in 2020 to Geoffrey Schwartz.


1979 - The Harry Bates House 2, 12 North Hollow Drive, East Hampton NY. 1600 sf. Sold in 2017 to Alexander Spikes.


1980 - 28 Georgica Close Road, East Hampton NY. Sold to Peter Peterson. Sold in 1996 to Anne Easton. For sale in 2020.


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1981 - The Andre Dupuis House, 27 North Hollow Drive, East Hampton NY. Sold in 2013 to Thomas A. Teeple. Sold in 2017 to George C. Doomany.


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1982 - 1 Swan Creek Court, Water Mill NY. Part of Mecox Landing, a condo development designed by Bates. Sold in 2011 to Robert Dowling. Sold in 2016 to Marjorie Baldinger.


1986 - 37 Bob White Drive, Water Mill NY. Sold to Kerstin and Chuck Burgess. Sold in 2016 to Mauricio Bittencourt. Deeded to 37 Bob White LLC.


1989 - The Harry and Linda Macklowe House, aka the Georgica Pond House, 78 Georgica Close Road, East Hampton NY. Designed with Booher and Lund. For sale in 2019.


1990 - 28 Hedges Banks Drive, East Hampton NY. 5000sf. Sold to Carol Roman. Sold in 2016 to Yueh-Hsia Wang. Renovated.


1994 - The John Rand House, 1076 Ocean Road, Bridgehampton/Water Mill NY. 5 bedrooms, 6 baths, 4850 sf. Sold in 1999 to Elaine S. Good. Sold in 2018 to 1076 Ocean Road LLC. 2021 renovation by Sagaponack Builders. For sale in 2020.


1996 - The Gary and Carol Scott Additions, 95 Old Farm Road, Sagaponack NY. Bruce Nagel was the residence architect, Bates Masi designed the garage, deck, and cabana.


1997 - The John Marino House, aka Star Top, 52 Star Top Drive, Montauk NY. Designed with Paul Masi. Rental house.


1999 - aka Buzzard's Bay II. Status unknown, do you know where it is?


2000 - The Friedman House. Status unknown, do you know where it is?


2002 - The Herc House, unbuilt.


2003 - aka the CDCH. A school. Won the 2004 AIA Long Island Archiaward; 2007 AIA Peconic Award.


2003 - aka the Elizabeth H House, East Hampton NY. Designed with Paul Masi. Won the 2003 AIA Long Island Archiaward. Status unknown, do you know where it is?


2004 - The Montauket House, Montauk NY. Designed with Paul Masi. Status unknown, do you know where it is?


2004 - aka Culloden Point, unbuilt.


2005 - The Caroline Upcher House, 131 Windward, East Hampton NY. Won the 2005 AIANY Award of Merit; 2005 AIA Long Island Archiaward; 2006 Residential Architect Magazine Award; 2007 AIA Peconic Honor Award. Sold in 2011 to Virendra Sikka and Sukanya Sachdeva.


2005 - aka Cherry Point, unbuilt.


2006 - aka Landfall, East Hampton NY. Designed with Paul Masi. Status unknown, do you know where it is?.


2006 - aka Monte Brisas, unbuilt.


2007 - The Randi Ball Renovation, aka Mako Renovation, 17 Mako Lane, East Hampton NY. Designed with Paul Masi. Last photo is pre-renovation. Sold to Anna Rima.


2007 - aka Silver Hollow, unbuilt. Won the 2007 AIA NY State Award of Excellence; 2007 AIA Long Island Archiaward; 2008 AIA Peconic Honor Award.


2008 - The Bradford Roaman House, 76 Oak Lane, Amagansett NY. Designed with Paul Masi. Won the 2008 AIA Peconic Merit Award. Sold in 2017 to 76 Oak LLC.


2008 - The Pryor House, Montauk NY. Designed for Paul Masi's sister. Structural Engineer, Stephen Maresca. Won the AIA Peconic Honor Award. Won the 2009 AIA Long Island Archiaward; 2010 AIA NY State Award of Merit; 2010 AIA Peconic Honor Award. Status unknown, do you know where it is?


2008 - aka Spinner, unbuilt.


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2008 - The Lawrence S. Bellone and Sarah E. Smith House, aka Northwest Peach Farm, 96 Northwest Road, East Hampton NY. Built by Robert Padden. Structural Engineer, Stephen L. Maresca. Won the 2008 AIA Long Island Archi Award; 2013 Crittall Prize.


2008 - aka Twin Pond, unbuilt.


2009 - aka Noyack Creek, Noyack NY. Built by Brian Mannix. Structural Engineer, Stephen L. Maresca. Won the 2009 AIA NY State Citation of Design Award; 2010 AIA Peconic Honor Award. Status unknown, do you know where it is?


2009 - aka Lion's Head, East Hampton NY. Designed with Paul Masi. Won the 2010 Long Island Archiaward Commendation. Status unknown, do you know where it is?


2010 - aka Salt Cay, unbuilt. Won the 2010 AIA Peconic Merit Award.


2010 - The Victor and Athena Calderone Renovation, aka Robins Way, 21 Robins Way, Amagansett, East Hampton NY. Designed with Paul Masi. This was a complete renovation to the studs of a 1960s kit house expanded to 2000 sf. Last photo from original house. Won the 2011 AIA Long Island Archiaward; 2011 AIA Peconic Juror's Award; 2013 Watermark Award.


2010 - The Andrew J. and Amy Weinstein House, aka Quail Hill, 419 Town Lane, Amagansett NY. Designed with Paul Masi. Won the 2010 AIA Peconic Honor award; 2010 AIA Long Island Archiaward Commendation. Sold in 2015 to Tyler Henritze.


2011 - The Richard T. and Alicia Z. Scanlon Vacation House, aka Genius Loci, 61 Startop Drive, Montauk NY. Built by Davis Builders. Structural Engineer, Stephen L. Maresca. Won the 2011 International Design Awards Gold; 2011 AIA Long Island Archiaward; 2011 AIA Peconic Honor Award; 2012 AIA NY State Citation Award; 2012 Architectural Record House; 2012 Residential Architect Magazine Design Award. Available for rental in 2019.


2011 - The Andrew and Allison Brod House, aka Sam's Creek, 385 Jobs Lane, Bridgehampton NY. Built by Breitenbach Builders. Structural Engineer, Stephen L. Maresca. Won the 2011 International Design Awards Gold; 2011 International Design Awards Architecture of the Year; 2012 Interior Design Best of the Year; 2012 AIA NY State Award of Merit. Available for rent.


2012 - aka Twenty Seven, unbuilt.


2012 - The Frank Solaris Remodel, aka Shinnecock, aka Far Pond Renovation, 50 Far Pond Lane, Southampton NY. Designed with Paul Masi. Doubling of a 1970s kit house using a panel system. Won the 2013 AIA Long Island Best of the Best; 2013 AIA Long Island Archiaward; 2014 Watermark Award; 2014 Architectural Record Kitchen. Built by Breitenbach.


2013 - aka Northwest Harbor, East Hampton NY. Built by Brian Mannix. Structural Engineer, Stephen L. Maresca. Won the 2008 AIA NY State Award of Merit; 2008 AIA Peconic Award of Merit; 2014 International Design Awards Honorable Mention. Status unknown, do you know where it is?


2013 - The James and Christine Boyle House, aka Mothersill, 56 Pauls Lane, Water Mill NY.

There was a 1962 Andrew Geller house and studio on the property when the Boyles bought it in 2010. The Geller house was turned into a guest house and the studio a pool house - and a new main house and pool was built. Built by Keith Romeo. Structural Engineer, Stephen L. Maresca. Interiors by Damon Liss. Won the 2014 International Design Awards Gold; 2013 AIA Peconic Honor Award; 2013 Interior Design Best of the Year; 2013 AIA Long Island Archiaward; 2014 AIA NY State Merit Award.


  

  

2013 - The Salt Parks LLC House, aka Pierson's Way, 4 Pierson Lane, Wainscott NY. Built by Men at Work Construction Company. Structural Engineer, Stephen L. Maresca. Interiors by Damon Liss.Won the 2014 International Design Award Silver Award and Honorable Mention; 2014 AIA Peconic Juror's Award; 2013 AIA Long Island Archiaward Commendation; 2013 AIA NY State Citation Award; 2014 Residential Architect Magazine Design Award. 


2013 - aka Star Ranch, unbuilt.


2014 - aka Tessa NYC, 349 Amsterdam Avenue, New York NY. Restaurant.


2014 - aka Elizabeth II, Amagansett NY. Built by Bates Masi. Structural Engineer, Stephen L. Maresca. Won the 2014 AIA Peconic Merit Award; 2014 AIA Peconic Archiaward.  Status unknown, do you know where it is?


 

2014 - The Herbert and Evelyn Clark House, aka Beach Hampton, 9 Ocean Lane, Amagansett NY.  Designed with Paul Masi Built on a quarter acre, the homeowners had owned the property for 40 years and restrictions were tight.  600sf near the beach.  In 2018 the house won the AIA LI ArchiAward. For sale in 2020.


 

2014 - The Patrick Fluery and Emily Reycroft House, aka Amagansett Dunes, 47 Treasure Island Drive, Amagansett NY. Designed with Paul Masi. 1725 sf. 14 acres. Won the 2017 AIA QUAD State Honor Award; 2016 HC&G Innovation Award-Architecture; 2016 Professional Builder Silver Award; 2015 Architects Newspaper Best of Awards; 2015 AIA Peconic Merit Award; 2015 AIA LI ArchiAward.


 2014 - The Georg and Anna Catherina Schloendorff House, aka Promised Land, 9 Devonshire Lane, Amagansett NY. Designed with Paul Masi. 


2014? - aka Hither Hills. Status unknown, do you know where it is?


2015 - The Richard T. and Alicia Z. Scanlon House II, aka Underhill, 30 Underhill Road, Matinecock, Locust Valley NY. Designed with Paul Masi.


 

2015 - The Gordon McMahon House, aka Sembro LLC, aka Sagaponack, 7 Fairfield Pond Lane, Sagaponack NY. Built by Wright and Company. Structural Engineer, Gilsanz Murray Steficek. Interiors by Victoria Pryor. Commissioned 2012. Won the 2012 International Design Awards 1st; 2013 AIA Peconic Merit Award; 2013 Interior Design Best of the Year; 2013 AIA Long Island Archiaward; 2013 AIA NY State Citation Award; 2013 Residential Architect Magazine Merit Award; 2014 Watermark Award.


2015 - The Susan Halpern House, aka Georgica Close, 48 Georgica Close Road, East Hampton NY. Designed with Paul Masi.




2015 - 132 Main Walk, Yaphank, Fire Island NY. Commissioned 2015. Won the 2008 AIA Peconic Merit Award; 2008 US Green Building Council Award.


   

2017 - The Nathalie Beatty House, aka Acton Cove, 7 Southgate Court, Annapolis MD.  Designed with Paul Masi. Commissioned 2016. 


 

2016 - The Raphael Silver and Joan Silver Micklin House, aka Georgica Cove, 40 La Forest Lane, East Hampton NY.  Designed with Paul Masi.


Around 2016 - aka Sebonac Creek. Commissioned 2016. Status unknown, do you know where it is?


 

2016 - The Sloan Schaeffer Renovation, aka Sag Harbor Sanctuary, 48 Madison Street, Sag Harbor NY. Conversion of an 1800's church, first photo.  Only part of the Bates Masi renovations were completed, second photo.  Sold in 2018 to artists Eric Fischl and April Gornik who hired architect Lee Skolnick to do the final renovation into a community arts center. 


2018 - aka Sagg Farm, Sagaponack NY. Designed with Paul Masi, Bates Masi + Architects. Commissioned 2016.  Status unknown, do you know where it is?


2017 - The Harry Macklowe Apartment, 432 Park Avenue, New York NY. Commissioned 2012.


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2017 - House in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Status unknown, do you know where it is?


Sources include: Harry Bates, Bespoke Home, Carie Chesarino.