Starchitect Robert A.M. Stern certainly made headlines last week, with floorplans for two of his supertall billionaire’s row towers coming to light (520 Park Avenue and 220 Central Park South). And it’s these type of ground- and record-breaking urban projects that we’ve come to associate with the architect, who favors stately and classic buildings over the zig-zagging glass towers of his peers.
But long before the days of 15 Central Park West, Stern was beginning his architecture career with much humbler projects, like this Hamptons home, an unorthodox take on the shingle style that he completed just a few years after architecture school. The 3,000-square-foot, postmodern vacation house is on the market for $2.95 million, offering architecture buffs the chance to own a piece of history.
The three-bedroom home has received modern additions and upgrades over the years, but still retains the “alternatives of size, shape, vista, and space” that Stern implemented. This architectural style gave way to horizontal and vertical bridges that provide views into other rooms.
The beautiful solarium is just one space that has expanses of glass and soaring ceilings. A bonus feature of the house is a professional dumbwaiter.
The master suite is quite luxurious, with its own living room, office and private terrace.
Sitting on 1.3 acres on a hilltop overlooking the Montauk shoreline, the house provides outstanding ocean views from its four private terraces and large roof deck.
The beautifully landscaped yard leads to a separate artist’s studio, which could easily be converted to a home office or gym.
Surprisingly, this Stern classic has been on and off the market for the past seven years, yo-yo-ing in the $2 to $3 million range, but it’s now back for $2.95 with better listing photos, so hopefully a lucky buyer is in the near future.
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Photos via Sotheby’s International Real Estate
Neighborhoods : Hamptons