By Nancy Kane
A timeless historical East Hampton cottage dating back to the 1700s with legacies that include Abraham Baker, Frank Lovejoy and Jacqueline Bouvier has just been listed by Gary DePersia of Corcoran. South of the Highway, a landmark piece of land enables a smart buyer to create a private haven with existing approvals for two residences on the property—preserve the historic 1752 cottage and build another house. The converted barn once housed Bouvier’s ponies as well as the herd from the Riding Club of East Hampton. The 4-bedroom home has undergone a thorough restoration, with all the original architectural details maintained, including the wide-planked floors. The chef’s kitchen has a Violetta marble farm sink, Bertazzoni heritage gas oven and Sub-Zero refrigerator, while the library features an original fireplace. The primary bedroom suite includes the Riding Club wood locker doors that were carefully re-appropriated, original refurbished entry doors and exposed beams, all lending nostalgic charm. A pristine white pebble driveway, intimate courtyards and a sea of lawn with room for a pool complete the picture. Located at 9 Cross Highway, East Hampton, and asking $4,595,000.
On Taylor Creek in Southampton’s Estate Section, a newly renovated, modern, elegant 5-bedroom estate at 344 Great Plains Road in Southampton Village, 120 feet of waterfront, features a brand-new kitchen and bathrooms, modern lighting, millwork, stonework and appliances as well as an outdoor patio, new in-pool spa, and immaculate pool house. A dozen French doors open to outdoor decks and an enclosed sunroom, and a grand staircase accesses the primary bedroom suite with a fireplace that opens to its own deck. A pool, pool house and two 1-car garages are attached on either side, with a driveway and parking court to insure privacy. With Sotheby’s International Realty’s Harald and Bruce Grant. Asking $16,995,000
Over at Compass, Christopher Stewart and Jessica Vertullo have listed property at 207 and 208 Parrish Pond Court West in Southampton, where two lots combine to 2.78 acres, with a spacious 6-bedroom, gambrel-style traditional home. A luxurious primary suite with private office and deck, living room with fireplace, eat-in gourmet kitchen, formal dining room and breakfast room are just some of the features. A sun-filled, double-height great room opening to the rear entertaining deck leads to a bluestone patio, heated gunite pool and tennis court. Additional amenities include an attached 3-car garage, laundry room, security and sound system. Asking $8,790,000.
In Southampton Village, the 1900s half-acre home at 65 Wooley Street, listed at $4,395,000 with Pat Garrity of Corcoran and on the market for the first time in over 50 years, was expanded to include a 24-by-40-foot artist’s studio, plus a writer’s studio attached by a breezeway. Owned by artist Paul Waldman and his wife, Diane Waldman, former deputy director of the Guggenheim Museum, the studio was constructed with pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, a one-time inhabitant of the property. Indeed, art has left its mark on this home, which has 3 bedrooms, a living room and a formal dining room, while carefully maintaining the original details. A shady arbor overlooks 135 feet of glorious English garden.