The exterior of this c. 1899 house is lovely—exactly what you'd want your summer house to look like. Inside, not so much. The decoration is just dull and uninspiring, although fortunately the house is supposed to have retained many original features. Probably that's why the property lingered on the market so long: it was originally listed in May 2012 for $18.5M; the last asking price was $14.9M, quite a ways down. Still, it won't take much to make this house into the showplace it deserves to be once again, so congratulations to the new owners.
· Classic East Hampton Estate [Sotheby's]
· Former Brown U. Chancellor Lists His East Hampton Home [CH]