This ultra-modern home offers the ultimate in both high-end design and down-to-earth natural surroundings. Located on 1.72 acres between the Northwest Harbor Tidal Wetland Area and Northwest Harbor County Park, the house maximizes water views by making windows the dominant feature in its design.
“In the Hamptons, you find a lot of homes that are less about the walls and more about the glass for the views,” says Justin Agnello, the Douglas Elliman agent representing the listing.
Built in 2018 of mostly concrete and supported by steel beams, the agent notes, “that house is never going to go anywhere.”
Facing west toward Northwest Harbor and Cedar Point, 96 Northwest Landing Road in the Northwest Harbor area of East Hampton, enjoys sunset views over the marshes and inlet, as well as the north tip of the Linda Gronlund Memorial Nature Preserve. The grounds have been planted with low, indigenous scrub brush to blend into the natural landscape environment and keep the horizon line clear.
The first and second floors are joined by an open staircase leading into a dramatic glass portal to the upper floor (there is also an elevator). Exposed steel beams in the open-plan common rooms and kitchen provide an accent to the oak ceilings and center atrium with a large skylight.
Throughout the house, concrete—polished to a high tone and variously treated—is the theme, providing a neutral backdrop for the current owner’s art collection. Throughout the second-story open plan, floor-to-ceiling windows dominate, and one wall of the kitchen is window-lined at counter height.
Here, the concrete theme continues—highly polished on the walls and even the cabinets. The counters are leathered marble, emitting a soft sheen. Anchoring the room is a handsome eat-at island for food preparation. At one end are custom wine racks and the other, an integrated beverage fridge. The 267-square foot kitchen boasts two dishwashers and major appliances from Wolf and Sub-Zero. A half bathroom and storage pantry are adjacent.
At just over 700 square feet, the living room area is lined on one side by windows overlooking the wrap-around deck, and a gas fireplace and bookshelves on the other, which also conceal the entrance to the primary bedroom, nearly 250 square feet. An unusual feature is the custom dresser that hides an integrated television. Five closets offer ample storage and the en-suite bathroom features a large soaking tub surrounded by striated marble walls. As throughout the house, the floors have radiant heat.
The three ground-floor en-suite bedrooms are nearly equally sized at about 95 square feet, and two have sliding glass doors. The 138-square-foot home office features a built-in workspace for two overlooking the pool area; a sliding glass door allows for easy egress should one tire of working and need an al fresco recess. And, if the weather is inclement, a nearly 200-square-foot equipped home gym across the hall awaits, and beyond that, a sunroof for quiet relaxation (or a nap!). The ground-floor entry way includes a water feature and integrated rock garden.
The 36 x 12 heated infinity-edge pool is made of a specialty material “better than gunite” says Agnello, noting that the owners, who built the house, chose high-end technology where possible, from the minimalist construction and finishes to the $250,000 Lutron smart home technology system.
The yard is planted with specimen trees such as Japanese maples and all plantings were designed to do double duty at night when lit up. “The owners did a full landscaping analysis on how to light the house inside and out,” says Agnello. At night, the house looks like a soft beacon of light in the marsh. Completing the exterior is a built-in grill, fire pit and outdoor shower, a koi pond and a two-car garage.
The house is a five-minute walk to the beach, five miles to East Hampton and 4.5 miles to Sag Harbor. The Sag Harbor Golf Course is nearby within the Gronlund nature preserve. Other attractions include the Cedar Point Lighthouse. A former whaling port in the 17th and 18th centuries, today Northwest Harbor is a hamlet of 3,059 residents according to the 2000 census.
96 Northwest Landing Road is priced at $8,495,000 and the details can be seen here.