Ever wanted impeccable architectural bragging rights for your beach house? Well, have we got a place for you.
This house, in East Hampton, NY, was only the third designed by Modernist “New York Five” architect Charles Gwathmey, just after the hugely famous residence he designed for his parents in nearby Amagansett. . Tucked away in East Hampton’s Northwest Woods neighborhood, the curvy house was commissioned in 1968 by graphic designer Joe Sedacca, who told the architect he only wanted two bedrooms and a gorgeous kitchen. The small footprint of the house, barely 1,200 square feet, however, contains very complex spaces. Former owner Paul Amador was quoted in The New York Times in 1993 when he bought the house from Mr. Sedacca: “I feel like I won the lottery. I buy a work of art for the price of raw materials. (Speaking of winning the lottery, Mr. Amador bought the house for $ 245,000 and sold it for $ 1.75 million in 2016.) And, as Sedacca asked, the house only has two bedrooms plus two single bathrooms and a kitchen which is certainly usable and upscale. to this day but hardly huge or “wonderful” by today’s standards.
Updated and equipped with the comforts of modern creatures, the Sedacca house still looks almost completely original. While new owners might wish to expand, it is difficult to see how without risking ruining the place. And Mr. Gwathmey, who died in 2009, is not available for viewing. Interiors include an open floor plan, living room with 18 ‘ceilings and a beautiful rounded staircase that leads to the second level. Outside there is a stucco fireplace – almost a sculpture in itself – a heated swimming pool and space for entertaining. The 2.82 acre property also includes a storage unit designed by Mr. Gwathmey and a 16ft Airstream trailer used as guest accommodation.
Current owner Justin Wilkes, Emmy and Peabody-winning documentary producer, is asking $ 2.5 million for the location. (It’s also available for rent August 1 through Labor Day at $ 45,000.) When not in the Hamptons, Wilkes moved into a two-bedroom, 1.5-bath co-op in a legendary cooperative designed by Rosario Candela on Manhattan’s prestigious Lower Fifth Avenue.
Corcoran’s Michael Schultz and Matthew Lester have the list.