Curbed readers might be familiar with the name Robert A.M. Stern as his firm is behind Guild Hall's renovation, the revamped East Hampton Town Hall campus, and the long-delayed East Hampton Library expansion. And while the list of his major works certainly make it easy to overlook some of his residential designs, this offers a great opportunity to look back at the beginning of the now-prominent architect's career.
Built in 1968?shortly after Mr. Stern received his master's in architecture from Yale?the three-bedroom was "conceived with careful attention to maximizing the dramatic views, light, and privacy." However, it's had a little work done since then and has "been enhanced with more space both inside and out". It offers some rather simple, but welcome amenities: lush landscaping, expansive decking, a two-story fireplace, glass solarium, stainless steel chef's kitchen, wet bar and a commercial grade dumbwaiter. There's no pool on the 1.3 acre property, but the current owner is attempting to renew an expired permit so it looks like one could easily be built.
When the 3700 sq. ft. home first went up for sale in August of 2008, it was asking an optimistic $3.5M. Since then, it's been on and off the market and seen its price chopped three times totaling more than $1.5M. Current pricetag? $1.995M.
Now that the ask is under $2M, is a sale just around the corner or is another cut needed?
· Listing: 1.3 Acre Ocean View Modern Gem [Corcoran]