If you’ve always dreamed of owning a piece of mid-century modern history, now’s your chance. Located at 19 North West Landing Road in East Hampton, this abode was designed by famed New York Five architect Charles Gwathmey in 1968 for the graphic artist Joe Sedacca, hence its name the Sedacca House. It was only Gwathmey’s third commission in a long line of projects that would include the addition to Frank Lloyd Wright‘s Guggenheim Museum, 445 Lafayette Street, and the United States Mission to the United Nations.
The current owner of the home, Paul Amador, bought it in 1993 for only $245,000, reports Curbed Hamptons. At the time, he was quoted in the Times saying, “I feel like I won the lottery. I’m buying a piece of art for the cost of the raw materials.” He’s now looking to make a steep profit, asking $2.495 million for the “living sculpture.”
Though it appears much larger, the house is only 1,200 square feet, as Sedacca asked for just two bedrooms and a great kitchen. Gwathmey’s thoughtful layout, however, creates a very open and airy space.
The abstract geometry of the home is created with large expanses of glass, slate flooring, a spacious terrace, and the cedar-planked facade. Other original design elements include the oversized stucco chimney, spiral staircase, marble dining table, and built-in cabinetry and furniture. Also included in the sale are Gwathmey’s architectural drawings, correspondences, and ephemera.
The house’s stance is quite dramatic, especially since it sits on 2.82 acres of lush land. However, despite its historic status and beautiful architecture, as Curbed notes, the price is a bit steep for the area. The listing does advertise the potential for expansion, but we certainly hope the buyer wouldn’t alter one of Charles Gwathmey’s seminal works.
[Via Curbed Hamptons]
Photos via Sotheby’s International Realty
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