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Cool Listings, Hamptons

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Architect Frederick Stelle began his career 40 years ago renovating the Yale University Old Campus dormitories. He then went on to co-found his own firm in Manhattan, and in 1985 opened Stelle Architects on the East End of Long Island. Stelle is passionate about the Hamptons community where he lives and is also a conservationist, according to his firm bio, interests that clearly exhibit themselves at this modern Water Mill house he designed. Currently on the market for $19.5 million, the four-bedroom house is located on Mecox Bay and offers waterfront views from nearly every room, as well as an incredible gunite pool and private dock.

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Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Upstate

Listing photos by Greenwich Photo

Architect Lewis Bowman was raised in Mount Vernon and started his career as a draftsman for McKim, Mead and White. Bowman would go on to become well-regarded for the stately residences he designed in Bronxville, ranging in style from Jacobean to Tudor. He chose the latter style for his personal home in the Westchester commuter suburb, which was built in 1922. The mansion is now on the market for $8,500,000 and it retains all of its grand appeal, from beamed ceilings and oak-paneled walls to hand-carved fireplace mantels and leaded glass diamond windows. And of course, the grounds are truly magical, with hidden paths, tranquil fountains, magical gardens, and a dreamy pool.

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Cool Listings, Upstate

Listing photos by Alon Koppel

Fourteen acres is certainly a lot of land, but this “family compound” in Stuyvesant, New York makes very good use of it. To start, the 138-year-old barn (which was originally home to the horses that pulled blocks of ice cut from a winter-frozen Hudson River) has been restored and converted into a soaring home, complete with 25-foot beamed ceilings. Also on the property are a 2,500-square-foot studio, a walled garden with a greenhouse and dining area, a 72-foot salt water pool, and a writer’s cottage, all set against a Catskills backdrop. It’s on the market for $2,750,000.

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Cool Listings, Hamptons, More Top Stories

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

In East Quogue, right across from the ocean, this set of beach cottages was built in 1920 and then completely renovated by the current owners in 2018. Today, the compact cottages have contemporary seaside interiors, patios that overlook both the ocean and Quantuck Bay, an outdoor shower, sandy sitting area, and a private walkway to the beach. Plus, the property recently received a permit for a pool in between the homes, which would create the ultimate getaway residence. The entire place is on the market for $5,750,000.

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Cool Listings, Hamptons

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

This modern, solar-powered home in Montauk was built in 2018 and designed by Anastasia Ratia, who infused the interiors with a mix of rustic and contemporary aesthetics. But the best part has to be the infinity pool, perched at cliff height with incredible water views. The six-bedroom, seven-bath mansion also has 125 feet of ocean frontage, as well as fun perks like a barre studio, wine closet, home theater, and salt rock sauna. It’s on the market for $24 million.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Upstate

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Actress Arlene Dahl–who achieved fame in the 1950s for her roles in Journey to the Center of the Earth, Slightly Scarlet, and Three Little Words–and her husband, renowned perfume bottle designer Marc Rosen, bought and restored this beautiful upstate Italianate Victorian 40 years ago. After decades of hosting many star-studded events at the home, including their son Lorenzo Lamas’ wedding and an 80th birthday party for Helen Hayes, the couple has decided to list the Sparkill, New York property for $4,950,000. Known as Treetops, it was built in 1859 and has six bedrooms, eight original fireplaces, and plenty of period details.

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Features, History, Landscape Architecture, Upstate

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Located just over an hour from Grand Central Terminal on Metro North’s Hudson line, the renowned Untermyer Gardens is a 43-acre historic park in Yonkers that features a Persian Paradise garden, a small amphitheater, a classical pavilion, the “Temple of Love,” and a “Vista” staircase. The park was developed in the early 20th century by philanthropist Samuel Untermyer, who purchased the estate in 1899. For 40 years, Untermyer transformed the sprawling greenery into some of the most acclaimed gardens in the United States, known today as “America’s Greatest Forgotten Garden.” Following his death, the property was not well maintained and fell into disrepair. For the last ten years, the Untermyer Garden Conservancy has worked to restore the site to its former glory and to provide a beautiful public space for all.

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Cool Listings, Hamptons

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

If you’re thinking $789,000 is steep for a 650-square-foot condo outside Manhattan, you may not be familiar with the real estate prices in Montauk. This one-bedroom unit is part of Rough Riders Landing, a 134-unit gated complex on over 30 acres on Montauk Bay. It has a spacious deck overlooking the bay and lovely shabby-chic nautical interiors.

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Cool Listings, Hamptons, Quirky Homes

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Wow with a capital-W. This home, listed for $7,250,000, on Long Island’s Moriches Bay is set on 15 acres filled with themed gardens like a manicured rose garden, sculpture garden, an entire koi pond paradise, and even a tunnel of vines. It has over 850 feet of water frontage, along with a bayside esplanade and private dock, a deck with a solarium, a rooftop viewing area, huge pool, a gazebo, and a guest house with a second pool. Another wow factor is that the home was transformed into this stylish estate over 25 years by fashion industry icon Rose Marie Bravo, who’s credited with turning Burberry into an international luxury brand.

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Cool Listings, Hamptons

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

Less than a block from the Atlantic Avenue Beach, this Bates Masi-designed home is a modernist treasure. Built in 2017, the property consists of a huge main house complete with three outdoor decks, as well as a spacious two-bedroom guest cottage, both of which were designed in the architects’ signature contemporary seaside style. But like most Hamptons homes, it’s the outdoor space that takes the cake. Here, there’s a gunite swimming pool, firepit area, two outdoor showers, and one outdoor foot-wash (for when you’ve just come off the beach). It’s on the market for $8,895,000.

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