By Devin Gannon, Fri, October 7, 2022
Photos courtesy of Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty
A well-preserved mid-century prefab home in New York designed by prolific architect Frank Lloyd Wright hit the market this week. Surrounded by woods in the Hudson Valley hamlet of Blauvelt, the “Socrates Zaferiou House” was designed by Wright in a variation of his trademark Usonian style. Asking $1,525,000, the single-family home features a flat roof, L-shaped open floor plan, asymmetrical forms, and large windows to bring the outside in.
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By Devin Gannon, Wed, October 5, 2022
All photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens
In the rugged Fire Island Pines, a mid-century modern home designed by a famed architect is for sale. Asking $2,350,000, the four-bedroom residence was built in 1964 by Horace Gifford, who developed dozens of cedar-and-glass beach homes now synonymous with the area, and underwent a major renovation in 2010. An opportunity to build the ultimate retreat, the property’s separate, charming beach cottage is also for sale, listed at $975,000.
Tour both homes
By Michelle Cohen, Fri, September 16, 2022
Photo credit: Genevieve Garruppo Photography
When the current owner of this distinctive home at 443 Sail Walk in the wild, windswept Fire Island Pines first saw it, the house reminded him of the I.M. Pei-designed pyramid at the Louvre, transported to the Atlantic shore. As the New York Times recently recounted, real estate agent Glenn Rice toured the house while visiting a friend, and subsequently purchased the mid-century wonder in 2018 for $1.6 million. After furnishing it with his personal collection of items from the 1960s and ’70s–he’s also a mid-mod furniture dealer–and adding $400k in upgrades, Rice is selling the house for $6.5 million.
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By Aaron Ginsburg, Thu, September 15, 2022
Image courtesy of I LOVE NY
New York State has begun its colorful transformation into fall. The first signs of autumn can already be seen in the Adirondacks, with the rest of the state to soon follow suit. To help New Yorkers follow the cycle of foliage, the state released this week its annual Fall Foliage Report. The interactive map is updated weekly using observations and reports from a state-wide group of volunteers known as “leaf peepers,” as 6sqft previously reported.
Get ready to leaf-peep
By Michelle Cohen, Wed, September 7, 2022
Photo credit: Andrea B. Swenson
The Dutch farmhouse-style home at 35 Washington Spring Road in Snedens Landing–known as Ding Dong House because of a large bell that once adorned its rooftop–was built by John Sneden, whose family founded the ferry that serves the surrounding town of Palisades. Since then it has also been the residence of celebrities from Aaron Copland to Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke. Built in 1750 with an addition that dates from 1860, this historic home is a peerless part of the celebrity-approved Hudson Valley enclave’s history and has been updated with 21st-century infrastructure. It’s now on the market for $6,500,000.
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By Michelle Cohen, Tue, August 23, 2022
Photo credit: James Gagliardi / Brown Harris Stevens
The six-acre estate on the Greenwich, Connecticut, waterfront that was owned by former president Donald Trump and his late ex-wife Ivana in the 1980s is back on the market for $29.9 million, the Wall Street Journal reports. The home’s present owners, investment banker Robert Steinberg and his wife Suzanne, bought it for $15 million in 1998. The Georgian mansion at 21 Vista Drive, with sweeping views of Long Island Sound, has been on and off the market since 2009 when the Steinbergs listed it for $50 million; it was relisted for $54 million in 2014. As 6sqft previously reported, it has seen several price cuts since then, but no takers.
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By Aaron Ginsburg, Mon, August 15, 2022
All images courtesy of Booking.com
Booking.com is giving Sarah Jessica Parker fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to stay at the award-winning actresses’ Hamptons getaway. Located in Amagansett, Parker’s cozy 1940s cottage is steps away from the beach and is stocked with her favorite drinks, snacks, and a pair of SJP signature high-heel shoes. The home can be booked for a two-night stay from August 26 to August 28 for only $19.98, in honor of the year Sex and the City debuted. Those who are interested can book the beach home on August 23 at 12 p.m. on a first-come-first-serve basis.
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By Michelle Cohen, Tue, August 9, 2022
Photo credit: Matthew Williams
Canoe Place Inn and Cottages, situated on the site of America’s oldest inn, reopened its doors this week after being shuttered for nearly two decades. The historic 17th-century Hamptons inn, which was once referred to as “The First Stop Out East,” has been restored and reimagined for the 21st-century traveler.
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By Devin Gannon, Mon, August 8, 2022
All photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens
A low-key Hamptons home just minutes from the beach has hit the market. Located at 25 Walnut Street in Sag Harbor, the single-family property has undergone a recent renovation that has modernized the interiors, while maintaining its charming beachy bungalow feeling. Now asking $1,595,000, the adorable three-bedroom ranch also has a backyard made for summer and beyond, with a heated gunite pool and spacious patio.
Take a look
By Aaron Ginsburg, Mon, August 8, 2022
Rendering of the new South Meadow, to be reclaimed from a former parking lot. ©Storm King Art Center
The Storm King Art Center in the Hudson Valley will undergo a $45 million revamp this fall to enhance the visitor experience and better serve its growing community, the 500-acre outdoor museum announced last week. As first reported by The Art Newspaper, the project includes a new welcome area, improved parking and accessibility, and a new facility to support grand-scale works. Construction will begin later this year and the redesign is expected to be completed in 2024.
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