Mary Maydan has been designing contemporary homes since 2000.

Previously an accomplished journalist, who interviewed some of the most fascinating figures of our time, Mary found her new passion in architecture and decided about a bold career change.

The Southampton residence, which she designed while at Maydan Design Associates, was published and noted in both international design magazines and local publications. The house drew vast attention and carved the firm’s niche as a leading contemporary architecture firm in Silicon Valley.

In her current projects Mary is working on warm modern designs which she dubbed California modern, as well as stark minimalist houses and is fascinated by the exploration of modern architecture today which best suits our environment, culture and time in history.

A fascinating cross section for Mary, combining her love of architecture and her journalism background, was her recent interview (November 2011) with the founder and publisher of Dwell Magazine, Lara Hedberg-Deam.

Huge crowds at the first Southampton residence open house