A couple of years ago, 6sqft featured the notable design of this contemporary Montauk getaway just steps from a private ocean beach. The owners worked with Berg Design Architecture to create a lofty home on land they purchased for $970,000 in 2013. The result was an ideal summer retreat that’s also cozy and warm in winter. In “upside down” house fashion, the majority of the home’s bedrooms are on its guest-friendly lower level with easy access to the pool, and its entertaining spaces are upstairs along with the ocean views (h/t Wall Street Journal). The home is now on the market for $6,495,000.
The homeowners, Rosemary and John Scollan, are a designer and a builder who are experienced in creating homes that fit their lifestyle and the surroundings. They looked to New York-based architect John Berg for the home’s design “because modern-style housing is a very expensive build; we wanted the house to be easily maintained and economical as well.” The home’s contemporary design sets it apart from its neighbors on a half acre with covetable ocean views and deeded access to the exclusive ocean beachfront enclave of Hither Hills.
Completely stocked with smart home tech and modern comforts, the 4,500 square-foot house has an electronic security gate, multi-zoned radiant floor heat with a backup hydro air system, electronic window shades, central air, a lawn irrigation system and a water filtration system. The sale also includes all furniture, towels, and linens–so you can just get started on your summer party, or your tan.
On the home’s second floor you’ll find the home’s living and entertaining spaces, the master suite, a privacy privacy deck and a hot tub with ocean views. An open great room is lined with metal tension rods that hold the 20-foot-long ceiling together giving the space a modern industrial look. The ceiling is lined in shiplap paneling with suspension lighting.
In the open kitchen a custom-designed center island of sand-blasted marble bisected by a breakfast bar carved from Italian poplar fir complements cherry wood cabinets stained an iridescent grey. Worktops are light grey soapstone, and on one wall a wide stripe of soapstone adds adds interest to the clean white background.
A main focus of the home is its fabulous outdoor living and entertaining space, with a heated gunite saltwater pool with automatic hydraulic safety cover, a spa, an outdoor barbecue with working station and a fire pit. Ipe wood steps lead to a gate that opens onto the private beach.
Surrounding this outdoor oasis on the lower floor are three en suite guest bedrooms and an office (or fifth guest room) and a gas fireplace. There is also a 1,000+ square-foot unfinished full basement. Even the two-car garage is wired–with a Tesla electric charge outlet.
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Images courtesy of Halstead.