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This large shingled home meets the real estate trifecta: ideally located just minutes from Egypt Beach, East Hampton Village and overlooking a wildlife sanctuary. Add in proximity to the Maidstone Club and it’s over the top in the best kind of way. 

Built in 2020, its 6,000 square feet of living space on 68 Egypt Lane is spread over three floors, with six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. It sits on .63 acres and offers complete privacy, thanks to a setback driveway and its adjacency to the East Hampton Village Nature Trail.

“It’s hard to find all those things wrapped into one house that’s new,” says Martha Gundersen, the agent at Douglas Elliman who represents the listing. 

Designed by Fleetwood, McMullan & Sanabria Architects, and built on spec for the current owners, it includes features suited to their needs: a cozy cupola balcony off the master bedroom, a specially designed children’s playroom over the pool house and custom touches such as lighting and wallpaper.

The house benefits from sitting on a small hill, which allowed the builder to take advantage of the elevation and cut into it to create the lower level, entered through a handsome mudroom with built-in storage and finished with a  home theater and playroom, two ensuite bedrooms, wine storage and a half-bathroom. 

The main floor features an open plan with a sitting room, great room (about 550 square feet combined) and 342-square-foot kitchen, all of which offer egress to the patio, with a built-in barbecue, covered porch and adjacency to the 44’ x 16’ heated gunite pool, which has an integrated spa and separate waterfall feature.

A wood-burning fireplace anchors the great room. The formal dining room is set off and entered through either the kitchen or the main foyer, and offers egress to another external covered dining area with a fireplace and a television built in above the mantle.

A “junior” master bedroom on the same level leads out to a 170-square-foot room, currently used as a home office. Situated below the upper cupola, it features built-in seating along the large windows. The spa bathroom with a double sink and built-in shower bench was designed to accommodate mobility. 

The kitchen features solid marble slab backsplashes, which are repeated on the counters and the dining island. “There’s a lot of marble simulation or ceramics that look like marble, but these are the real thing,” Gundersen says. The wood cabinetry was custom made by Bakes & Kropp Fine Cabinetry, and the kitchen is outfitted with a Wolf range, dual Sub-Zero refrigerators and custom wine storage. Fixtures throughout the house are by Waterworks. 

At nearly 250 square feet, the upstairs master bedroom features the cupola desk as well as a secondary roof deck, a gas-operated fireplace and two walk-in closets. The spa bathroom with steam shower includes a ceramic soaking tub, a separate space for the toilet and a Juliet balcony. The crochet pendant lamps on either side of the bed are from Hamimi.

The other two bedrooms each have custom wallpaper, ensuite bathrooms, walk-in closets and access to their own covered porches.  

Adjacent to the two-car garage is the pool house with its own sitting room, in addition to a full bathroom and an outdoor shower. The second level includes the children’s playroom with homey wood paneling on the walls and ceiling. The space, Gundersen says, can easily be converted to a home office or study. 

Setback by a stone driveway, the house faces the 24-acre nature preserve, thus ensuring privacy in perpetuity. Numerous specimen plantings and native-plant beds create a barrier to so the road disappears. 

“The key to this house is that it’s private, has all the amenities but isn’t overwhelming to take care of because it’s compact,” Gundersen says. 

The house lists for $16.9M and can be seen here.