Contemporary Hamptons Home Filled With Classic Design – DIRT

Mid-century modern design sometimes gets album raps “cool.” While it’s true that lots of metallic furniture, simple lines, and bright white walls can be a less welcoming environment, designers who know what they’re doing use color, texture, and natural materials to make a space inviting.

This simply designed home in the Schmancy Hamptons village of Sagaponack could feel a little chilly if filled with careless pieces of furniture and artwork. However, design classics and lively artwork come to life and warm every room. These include the pea green Hans Wegner Papa Bear chair, a few Warhol flower prints, Russell Woodard chairs, Panton tufted chairs, and a classic Mies sofa. Even a Milton Glaser poster from Bob Dylan’s most successful album adds to the relaxed and lively vibe.

Built in 2008 on 1.4 acres of lawns and gardens, the 8,455-square-foot home has a price of $14.5 million. The listing agents are Tim Davis and Thomas P. Davis at Corcoran. A spacious house can feel like a cave, but it doesn’t feel like it, because all the spaces flow seamlessly into one another. The large entrance and spacious living area lead to a first floor guest suite and home office, perfect for the post-coronavirus work environment. The large kitchen, with a massive marble island, includes a comfortable sitting and dining area. Light floods into the high-ceilinged space thanks to seven oversized single windows that also provide an expansive view of the lush surroundings.

Upstairs, the four en suite bathrooms include the master suite, with an open double marble shower area similar to a European wet room. There is also access to a large terrace and a staircase that leads to the garden and pool area. With two additional bedrooms, two additional bathrooms, game room, wine room, and gym, the basement is designed for entertaining guests and/or staff. Together there are seven bedrooms and six bathrooms, as well as three shower rooms.

The grounds are probably the most attractive part of this property. The dining terrace with modern classic chairs is huge, perfect for summer parties, covered with a vine-covered pergola. A lush garden leads to the 18″ x 44″ lap pool, with a pool house featuring its own lounge bar, and a pool to relax in after the sun. The location is also great, off the beaten path but close to town and the beach.

Tax records show that the owners of this beautiful place were the financier Bob Eddy and his wife Gwen. Records reveal that the art and design savvy couple also owns an apartment in Lenox Hill in Manhattan that’s also stocked with Eames and Saarinen chairs, as well as the famous Warhol soup can, also on sale, for just over $5.6 million.

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