$3M Hamptons Home Was Designed by Robert A.M. Stern in an Unorthodox Shingle Style

Posted On Sun, March 8, 2015 By

Posted On Sun, March 8, 2015 By In Cool Listings, Hamptons, Starchitecture

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.

17 Beech Street, Robert A.M. Stern, Mantauk

17 Beech Street, Robert A.M. Stern, Mantauk

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.

17 Beech Street, Robert A.M. Stern, Mantauk

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.

17 Beech Street, Robert A.M. Stern, Mantauk

The master suite is quite luxurious, with its own living room, office and private terrace.

17 Beech Street, Robert A.M. Stern, Mantauk

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.

17 Beech Street, Robert A.M. Stern, Mantauk

The beautifully landscaped yard leads to a separate artist’s studio, which could easily be converted to a home office or gym.

17 Beech Street, Robert A.M. Stern, Mantauk

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.

[Listing: 17 Beech Street by Neil G. Hausig, Tina B. Plesset, and Bob Steiner of Sotheby’s International Real Estate]

[Via Curbed]

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