“Hertenhof,” a 5,253-square-foot estate located at 17 Terry’s Trail in East Hampton, just came back on the market under Corcoran agents Greg Schmidt and Jackie Dunphy for $4.3 million. Last summer, in June of 2016, the home was listed under Brown Harris Stevens for $4.95 million.
The home currently belongs to interior designer Peter van Hattum, who before becoming an interior designer, acted as Rolf in the early ‘60s cast of The Sound of Music on Broadway. His partner, Harold Simmons, was also an interior designer at the firm Parish-Hadley, but the two eventually formed their own firm, Van Hattum & Simmons, in 1987. Simmons passed away in August of 2014.
In Dutch, “Herten” is the word for deer, and “hof” is an old word which has a modern usage of park or place. Most have translated “Hertenhof” as “deer court.”
Built in 2001, the home has six bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms in over 5,000 square feet of living space. Inside, there is a double-height entry, sliding doors leading out to the backyard, and marble countertops in the kitchen. There’s also a full basement, workshop, and French doors in the master bedroom that bring you outdoors.
On over five acres of land, the property features privacy yet proximity to bay beaches, a circular driveway, mature gardens and landscaping, a two-car attached garage, heated gunite pool, and pool house.
- 17 Terry’s Trail [Corcoran]