The combined efforts of Breitenbach Builders and Bates Masi + Architects on the coastal Far Pond whole-house remodeling project have won them Best of the Year in the 2014 Remodeling Design Awards. In this video, our panel of judges discusses what about the design of this Southampton home won them over. One characteristic common to many of the Award finalists that the judges noted was restraint—knowing when to use a particular design element for greatest impact and not over-using it, thereby diminishing its effect. The judges also applauded how the design team for the Far Pond project reinvented the original post-and-beam structure, making it fresh while maintaining continuity with the home’s original design.