East Hampton, New York - $21,000,000
Large and so very livable and modern, this ultra-elegant home is beyond superlatives but so very attractive that it simply sparkles in light and splendor.
Text: E.J. Webber
Nearly 9,000 square feet on two levels - this pond-front property shimmers in daylight or night. Draped in elegance of glass, steel, and limestone it is composed of 5 bedrooms and so many amenities it is difficult to describe it in mere words. Suffice it to say that Harry Bates, architect of Bates Masi + Architects LLC and their award-winning team with roots in New York City and the Hamptons, outdid themselves.
Tim Davis, Licensed real estate Broker for Corcoran Group Real Estate, says of this oneof-a- kind place that, “The crisp and timeless modern residence is a tribute and testimony to the talents of Harry Bates. The execution of everything is clean and tailored – it is like living in a work of art.”
And if the home is a work of art, the natural setting in which one finds it, is just as dazzling. Gleaming Georgica Pond is a 290-acre coastal interior lagoon on the west border of East Hampton Village and Wainscott and happens to face 435 feet of the property’s 2.3 acres. Residents have used its waterways for all kinds of watersport for many years. Kayaking and sailing is especially enticing for the ones who can paddle their way down to the ocean.
The list of luminary residents in the neighborhood the likes of philanthropist Ronald Perelman, owner of the luxury estate called The Creeks, and other prominent families and individuals who have lived by the Pond and its neighboring estuaries is long indeed; and some whose focus is and was on art - since the famed light in the Hamptons is always spoken about for artists and photographers - is not taken for granted either. Esteemed artists such as Jackson Pollack and Lee Krasner also owned homes in the Georgica environs of East Hampton.
The jewel box nature of this house is ideal and abounds in natural light that is so desirable everywhere from the expansive walls of windows. However, for the art connoisseur, the extra existing installed interior lighting that was specially designed with an art collector in mind, is all there to be enjoyed by a new resident.
Entering the first-floor level will find you standing in a grand foyer that leads into the spacious and streamlined chef’s kitchen, dining room, and enormous living room open areas; a centrally located bar fits in perfectly for intimate gatherings. A hallway leads to two bedrooms and baths, and then flows into a den that can be retrofitted into another bedroom or library/office space. The second floor features a lavish master bedroom with two large baths and sunroof. An adjoining gym and spa and a second level studio, plus bathroom, can also become an office area or additional bedroom space. The various interchangeable configurations are masterfully designed so that this extraordinary and romantic estate fairly glows in beauty, spaciousness, versatility, and contemporary clean lines.
“The beautiful Wisteria covered breezeway coming from the first-floor bedrooms continues on to a four car garage and storage area. An enormous porch proceeds outdoors onto the pool area and the oversized, glamorous lap pool surrounded by covered limestone terraces and mature landscaping, a cabana and snack bar, along with a pool house,” explained Tim Davis.
While you are completely entranced and enamored over this minimalist elegant home and living a modern dream, you may want to also explore all the seasonal wonders that are available in the nearby villages. Opt for elegant summer wine tasting, or find a sandy beach, with perhaps some shopping and fine or casual dining afterwards. Museums nearby offer regular exhibits; the frosting on the cake is the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton where you can tour the 16-acre garden and sculpture park. The LongHouse Reserve, which was designed by celebrated textile designer and craftsman Jack Lenor Larsen, successfully blends nature with art and design; all this is reminiscent of the gleaming perfect diamond - each unique and a miracle of time and place; each has specific qualities that establish its value just like this property and elegant home that you can return to time after time and treasure for many years to come.
Offered at $21,000,000
For more information and private showing
Tim Davis, Licensed Associate Broker
Corcoran Group Real Estate
88 Main Street
Southampton, NY 11968
631.702.9211 or 516.356.5736