Colson Whitehead, author of The Underground Railroad and winner of the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction and the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, just purchased a 4,000-square-foot East Hampton home with his wife, literary agent Julie Barer, reports Behind the Hedges. The home is on Swamp Road, which sits on the northern side of town right between Sag Harbor and Northwest Harbor.
The home has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and one half bathroom on two acres of land. Built in 2007, the home features a long driveway, specimen trees, white oak floors throughout the interiors, a double-height living room, floor-to-ceiling windows and doors, and a teak deck outside.
There are two offices, both appropriately with walls of bookshelves for the literary duo to enjoy.
Sliding glass downs lead out to the back deck, outdoor lounging space, and pool.
In July of 2016, the home came on the market for $2.75 million. In February, it came down in price to $2.65 million, then again in March to $2.25 million. Under that asking price, the contract was signed in July and sold this month, represented by listing agents Marilyn Clark and Eve Combemale of Sotheby’s International Realty.
- Prizewinning author Colson Whitehead buys in East Hampton [Behind the Hedges]
- 107 Swamp Road [Sotheby’s]