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Cool Listings, Getting Away

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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Cool Listings, Hamptons

All photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman Realty

With longer days and warmer nights on the way, it’s almost time to think about summer living. If you need a reminder of what that looks like, this pared-back North Fork getaway should do the trick. Asking $2,695,000, this whitewashed beach cottage at 4415 Camp Mineola Road in Mattituck has 80 feet of frontage on Peconic Bay, and water views in every direction.

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Cool Listings, Hamptons

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This idyllic waterfront compound at 74-80 Cedar Lane in the secluded Southampton hamlet of Remsenburg was once a 19th-century hunting lodge. In far more recent days, complete restoration and renovation have bestowed this charming property–it’s currently the hamlet’s most expensive listing at $17,500,000–with some top-tier modern additions like an elevator, a guest house, a pool and tennis court, a porte-cochere and a five-car garage with hydraulic lifts, a boathouse, a fitness room, and a wine cellar. And in case you forget the laid-back Hamptons vibe, there’s even an old-fashioned windmill on the property.

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Cool Listings, Hamptons

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This charming collection of three cottages on well-tended grounds is situated on the open waters of Gardiners Bay. Asking $3,350,000, the chic little homes at 115 Gerard Drive in East Hampton offer stylish interiors with every modern comfort and unforgettable water views.

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Cool Listings, Hamptons

384 Main Street, amagansett, hamptons, cool listings

Images courtesy of The Corcoran Group.

This postcard-worthy 1829 farmhouse at 384 Main Street in Amagansett village has been meticulously renovated from its gracious front porch and Greek Revival doorway to a gunite pool and boxwood hedges. Located in a prime south-of-highway Hamptons location overlooking protected farm fields, the home, asking $3.475 million, sits on just over half an acre. The property can legally be a bed and breakfast for even more possibilities.

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Architecture, Cool Listings, Starchitecture, Upstate

1981 Broadway, Upstate, Norman Jaffe, cool listings

Photo credit: Alon Koppel courtesy of Heather Croner Real Estate/Sotheby’s International Realty.

Known for the “romantic modernist” residential architecture of so many iconic angular beach houses in the Hamptons, Norman Jaffe was a prolific architect who designed more than 600 projects during his 35-year career. Jaffe, who died in 1993, used passive solar design and lots of glass and wood in his striking waterfront homes. Built in 1993, the 12,980-square-foot residence at 1981 Broadway, asking $5.9 million, diverges a bit from his usual style. Set high on a bluff over the Hudson River surrounded by 20 acres of waterfront land in Ulster County, New York, the home’s design refers to classic Greek architecture along with Jaffe’s usual attention to natural light and shadow.

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Cool Listings, Getting Away, Hamptons, Interiors

Mod Montauk retreat with surf-inspired interiors asks $1.95M

By Michelle Cohen, Fri, September 27, 2019

48 South Federal Street, montauk, hamptons, cool listings, beach houses, vacation homes, robert mckinley, interiors

Photo credit: Nicole Franzen.

A mere five minutes from Ditch Plains beach, this surf-inspired Montauk house at 48 South Federal Street was designed by Studio Robert McKinley, known for interiors with laid-back style, including the venerable Surf Lodge. This fetching four-bedroom, 4,000-square-foot getaway on a half-acre hilltop lot has a heated pool outside and lots of light and space indoors. It’s the kind of move-in ready summer spot that seems well worth its $1.95 million ask.

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Connecticut, Cool Listings

324 compo road, cool listings, mouse house, beach cottage, Connecticut

This adorable cottage, dubbed “The Mouse House” with a plaque on the front gate, is steps from coveted Campo Beach in Westport, Connecticut. Asking $999,000, the 1,229 square-foot four-bedroom home has been a popular Airbnb listing. It has literary cred as well: The current owner is a bestselling novelist.

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Cool Listings, Getting Away, Hamptons

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A long weekend that heralds the start of summer living is a good time to think about beach house possibilities. This thoughtfully-designed house at 10 First Walk in the in Davis Park area of Fire Island feels like an airy cabin or a more polished tree house–or a little bit of both (h/t Brick Underground). With three bedrooms and a well-appointed kitchen and dining area, and a location that’s a block from the ocean, it’s got just enough going on to keep things focused on enjoying your summer getaway.

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Design, Hamptons, Interiors

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Understandably busy creative couple Elisa Restrepo, co-founder of the luxurious minimalist shoe label Dieppa Restrepo, and restaurateur Dylan Dodd (Karasu, Walter’s, Walter Foods, and Barrio Chino) turned to Brooklyn architects Space Exploration to transform their three-story split-level house in the laid-back (though lately less so) surfing village of Montauk. 6sqft has featured the firm’s work before, and they’ve done another fine job creating an un-fussy and livable space with white and pale woods, earthy textiles and plenty of natural light. The house underwent a full gut remodel, including extensive landscaping, which took a year, but looks completely worth the effort.

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