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In Northwest Woods, A Harry Bates Original Asks $3.25M

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For the Harry Bates lovers out there, please direct your attention to the latest of his original designs to hit the market. Set "high on a bluff" on 1.2 acres overlooking Gardiners Bay, the 1700 sq. ft. contemporary boasts an open floor plan, a pair of bedrooms on the first floor, a nice-sized master with its own balcony on the second, "panoramic 180 degree views," and a back deck running the width of the house. It could use a little updating?the pictured bathrooms and kitchen immediately jump out?but for those with an affection for his particular style of architecture, that shouldn't be too much of a dealbreaker.

What could potentially keep interested buyers at bay, though, is the property's history with coastal erosion. According to an EH Star obituary for the home's previous owner, Joseph Pernica "fought back against coastal erosion by replacing his lost bluff several times" during the 80s and 90s. With the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy still fresh in everyone's mind, that's not the most comforting of details.
· Listing: East Hampton NW [Prudential Douglas Elliman]
· Panoramic Views Of Gardiners Bay [Town & Country]