Four shabby cottages near the Montauket on Firestone Road in Montauk, which belong to billionaire Marc Rowan, are to become three sleek modern homes. The houses, built in 1960, are a petite 400 square feet each, but they boast the incredible sunset views that the Montauket is known for.
The new units, to be designed by Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects, will be flat roofed, glass and steel, and much larger. According to the East Hampton Star, two of the new units would be "803 square feet on the first floor, 396 on the second, and 627-square-foot roof decks, [with] 580-square-foot pool patios." The third would be a "600-square-foot one-bedroom cottage with a 688-square-foot roof deck, and an 850-square-foot pool patio." There would also be a staircase to the water, as the structures are raised on a bluff.
Mr. Rowan may or may not need variances to proceed with construction, depending on whether the bluff on which the buildings stand is in fact a bluff. Mr. Rowan’s representatives maintain that it isn’t.
We’ll be interested to see the new structures—they’re no doubt going to be interesting additions to the landscape, and have amazing views.
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