East Hampton is an exhilarating mix of both traditional shingle style architecture, displayed in some of the Hamptons’ oldest and most beautiful houses, and more contemporary architecture, including cutting-edge moderns. Here is a house that combines the best of both worlds in an accessible, and (for the Hamptons) affordable package. Asking $3.75 million, the half-acre property is listed by Michael Schultz and Matthew Lester at Corcoran.
This property is located on the East Hampton lanes, one of the hidden gems of the area. Gracious treelined streets frame sweet, charming homes, within walking distance of the restaurants, shops, and theater in the village. That’s why celebrity chef Ina Garten lives on one of the lanes, just down the street from this property.
But circa 1950, the house would be bog-standard area cottage, except for the stunning glass modern wing by one of our favorite architects, Michael Haverland. There are 3,500 square feet of space, with four bedrooms and four and a half baths. The 2014 double-height addition features vertical cedar cladding — which perfectly complements the existing building — a fireplace, and walls of glass that open to the privet-hedged back lawn.
The rest of the interior is modern in style as well, while paying homage to the past. The kitchen, with Viking appliances, includes a fun breakfast nook. The main floor junior master suite also includes a fireplace as well as original architectural details. Another bedroom on the main level could easily be repurposed as a home office or art studio. The main master suite, on the second floor, offers a sitting room.
Outside, a beautiful pool comes with a 600-square-foot pool house, perfect for summer entertaining. The property certainly makes the best of both old and new, while being just a short distance to downtown and to the village’s famous beaches.