Maria-Rosaria Piomelli—an Italian-born architect who was the first woman to be named the dean of an architecture school in the United States—designed this Shelter Island home at 139 Ram Island Drive, listed for sale under Douglas Elliman agents James Keogh, Hara Kang, and Justin Agnello for $2,999,000.
Piomelli was appointed dean of the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at City College in 1980. The City College of New York—which has 10 Nobel Prize-winning alums, and is known as the “Harvard of the proletariat”—was founded in 1847, and was the first free public institution of higher education in the United States. Their architecture school is currently the only public school of architecture in New York City.
Built in 1985, this bayfront contemporary home was designed by Piomelli for the current owners, who are two successful doctors that the architect went to school with.
The home spans 2,150 square feet and has four bedrooms and three full bathrooms. Inside, there are bay views, hardwood flooring, a fireplace in the living room, and sliding glass doors that lead to the exterior.
Outside, there’s decking, bulkheaded water frontage, and room for a pool and tennis court on the two-acre property.
The home went on the market in June of last year for $3.95 million, but was reduced in price about a month later to $3,495,000. In October, the home got another price reduction, putting the home at its current asking price of $2,999,000.
- 139 Ram Island Drive [Douglas Elliman]