Only minutes from East Hampton Village a forest aerie beckons. Built on a rise and set on an east/west axis with large windows facing south, following the ancient principle of feng shui, the contemporary house and painter’s studio sit on 3.12 acres. The focus of the heart of the house, on the second floor, which comprises the kitchen, living room, and dining area, is the hand-made atrium skylight, through which the moon, stars, and various birds are visible, as they travel through, perhaps en route for the 600-acre park across the street, where miles of hiking trails meander through groves of oak and pine trees, wetlands, ponds, and creeks, adding a further sense of seclusion. The space exudes expansive yet intimate, of nature yet sheltered. The 3,600-square-foot house has a clean, modern design with Arts and Craft elements, such as the open floor plan on the second floor, high ceilings, and tall wooden doors throughout the house, several of them from a Uruguyan convent. Many of the wide floor boards are unpainted. The use of steel columns and I-beams in the combined kitchen, living, and dining room made it possible to avoid columns and to have a larger open space. A door from the kitchen opens to the deck, surrounded by trees in summer. The full basement under the house is full of possibility, with its 14-foot height and its meandering configuration. It was built that high to enable the 1950s Porsche to sit on a lift, but could also be used as an exercise area, recording studio, or sculpture studio. The property includes an Olympic-length concrete and gunite pool with inlaid tiles discreetly tucked in, south of the house, a parradilla barbecue, and a summer kitchen. The guest quarters have a full bath and a half bath. The bedroom looks out onto the woods and the privet around the pool. Large and airy, the bedrooms all have big windows as well. The master has a small sitting area opposite the bed, and an actual study area down a short hallway. From the study one can see the painter’s studio, a substantial light-filled room also with large windows. The cosmopolitan owners who designed and built the house are artists, she a painter, he a writer who likes to tinker with old cars. They reared their two sons here and spend time in Uruguay and New England. Some of the materials used in the house are from those places, such as the marble on the bathroom floors, the granite, the wooden doors, and the hand-milled wood from northern Vermont. With central air-conditioning, thermal heat, and a full basement under both the house and the studio, your guests would hardly ever want to leave!