Business Briefs: Makoid Takes Awards, Bell & Anchor Specials, Martin Wins Awards

Shooting Star. Photo credit: Paul Dyer Photography

Blaze Makoid Architecture Takes Home Three AIA Award

The people have spoken, and they have chosen Blaze Makoid Architecture.

Earlier this month, the Bridgehampton-based firm won three awards at the American Institute of Architects Peconic Chapter’s 2020 Daniel J. Rowen Memorial Design Awards — one of which was the People’s Choice Award for “Shooting Star,” a home situated on the Jackson Hole valley floor, surrounded by the picturesque Teton Mountain Range, in Wyoming.

The 8,650-square-foot home, which also received a Merit Award in recognition of outstanding achievement in the Architecture Category, opens with a long, covered walk that leads to a single-story, glass entry hall that both links and divides a pair of two-story wings. The home’s main outdoor living spaces are pushed to the front of the site, to take advantage of mountain views, as well as the warm sunsets.

“The project’s modern exterior aesthetic is balanced by the design’s nod to local vernacular architecture and climate,” according to a press release. “The cedar-shingle, gabled, cold roof is engineered to hold snow in the winter and disappear into the landscape from the mountain. The roof’s eaves extend to protect the reclaimed barn wood sided walls from the elements. A ribbon of rustic local fieldstone runs the perimeter of the project’s base and turns vertically to clad chimneys and feature walls.”

Additionally, the firm earned a Merit Award for its “Sagaponack” project — which blends a traditional barn with a mid-century modern beach shack — in recognition of outstanding achievement in the Projects Unbuilt Category.

The house faces an agrarian reserve and the clients requested that exterior spaces and elevated pool take advantage of the unobstructed views, the release said.

“At the minimalist main level, expansive windows meet walls of board-formed concrete that pull past the building enclosure and extend into the landscape,” it said. “A gabled ‘barn’ wrapped in rich shou sugi ban siding rests atop these. The horizontal boards of the barn mirror the imprint of boards below.”

A roof deck offers a sweeping vista across the farmland, where gentle winds transform ryegrass into a rippling green ocean. The interiors have been designed for carefree days, laid-back entertaining, and cozy nights. An open-plan living and dining room features full glass on two sides, dissolving the boundary between indoors and outdoors.

“With seven bedrooms, a bunk room, gym, den, home theater, covered outdoor living and dining space, and oversized pool, this home offers resort living at its best,” the release said.

For more information, call 631-537-7277 or visit

Daily Specials at The Bell and Anchor

Winter break is over for The Bell & Anchor, which has announced its specials for the season inside the Sag Harbor dining room.

On Sundays, enjoy $1 Montauk Pearl Oysters from 5:30 p.m. to close, followed by Tuesday Milanese Night, featuring a choice of appetizer and pork milanese entrée for $36, and Wednesday Lobster Night. Thursdays is Bouillabaisse Night, with a choice of appetizer and bouillabaisse entrée for $40.

A prix fixe menu — $38 for an appetizer, entrée and dessert, or $32 without a dessert — will be served all night on Sundays through Thursdays, and until 6:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

For more information, call 631-725-3400 or visit

Martin Architects Wins AIA Award

Earlier this month, Martin Architects received an award for the project “Sagaponack Farmstand” in the category Outstanding Achievement in Historic Preservation/Adaptive Reuse during the AIA Peconic Daniel Rowen Design Awards in East Hampton.

“As co-chair of the Sagaponack Architectural and Historic Review Board, Nick Martin, along with the MA team, recognizes Sagaponack’s historical roots and strives to protect the architectural vernacular and scale of the town’s residential landscape,” according to a press release. “They recognize and greatly appreciate all collaborators on this project: owner and designer, Tony Woods, and builder, Ian Evans.”

In 2015, Woods purchased a dilapidated series of circa-1790 structures — originally built by the Pierson family and later sold to the Hildreth family, before changing hands again — that had suffered several garish additions and left fallow long enough to be structurally close to collapse.

The restoration returned the buildings to their original colonial architecture, lifting two of the houses and setting them on new foundations, and sourcing materials that have “honored its historical roots.”

“The restoration process was accompanied by a collection of historical records following the story of the structures’ original tenants,” the release said. “As a result, the houses were thoughtfully recorded, the original materials were collected, and the design was set into motion.”

For more information, call 631-613-6555 or visit

Thursday Night is Party Time at The Clubhouse

Thursday is the new Friday at The Clubhouse in East Hampton.

Start the night off with Happy Hour, from 4:30 to 7 p.m., followed by Taco Night, “as Chef Brian cooks up the finest folds around. Feast on three tacos, rice and beans, and sip on a margarita, for $24.

If sipping while painting is more your speed, the next step-by-step acrylic “Clubhouse Paint & Sip” night is Thursday, January 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. All materials, one drink and 20 percent off your dinner bill costs $45.

“No experience necessary,” the website says, “just a good time!”

Trivia Night is the second and fourth Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m., and there is still space available in the Thursday Night Bowling Leagues. Or, for a more casual night, rent a lane for $30 per hour, which includes shoes and bowling for a maximum of six people.

The Clubhouse is located at 174 Daniels Hole Road in East Hampton. For more information, call 631-537-2695 or visit