If you’re looking for a house that blends traditional architecture with modern style, this East Hampton gabled estate might be to your liking.
Located on Amy’s Lane, this 9,000-square-foot home built in 2009 has been updated and so well maintained so that you could move in during the day and cook dinner at home that night. Seven bedrooms, eight and a half bathrooms and three laundry rooms assure that even with a full house, there’s ample room and amenities for all.
Catherine Juracich, the Corcoran listing agent for the home, calls the style “transitional.”
“It has great proportions with lots of openness, but still allows for different moments,” she says. “I think sometimes it is hard to find a house that has a classical element to it, but still feels open, and I think this house achieves that.”
The home is entered through a generous open foyer with crown molding that leads into an open living/dining room format, with a combined square footage of nearly 860. Flanking the foyer are an elegant lacquered study with built-in shelves and storage, and to the right, a 367-square-foot family room with a wood-burning fireplace—one of three in the home. A hallway left of the foyer and beyond the study leads to a 240-square-foot ensuite guest room.
Large archways across an open passageway provide a visual connection between the living room and dining room and also define them as individual spaces. The living room is anchored by a fireplace and lined with floor to ceiling multi-pane windows and French doors that lead to a large stone porch overlooking the back yard.
“The current owner was a big entertainer and held big dinner parties on the porch,” says Juracich, adding that the yard—ideal for a pickleball court—presented additional entertaining spaces with amenities such as a heated 45 x 20 gunite pool with spa, pool house and outdoor fireplace.
The dining room also offers access to the yard through French doors. Here, traditional built-in cabinets and half-wall paneling are offset by a modern natural-wood chandelier. The floors in both rooms, as throughout the house, are quartersawn white oak.
The nearly 500-square-foot eat-in kitchen is accessed through the dining room and the family room, and features Christopher Peacock custom cabinetry, plenty of built-in storage and Carrera marble countertops. A handsome island with contrasting walnut wood seats three and includes a convenience sink for food prep. The appliances by Wolf, Sub-Zero and Miele include two side-by-side refrigerators and the integrated wine cave allows for easy access to favorite bottles (though, note: there’s a temperature-controlled wine cellar, too!). Off the kitchen is a walk-in pantry, a large mud room, one of the three laundry rooms and a half bath. French doors lead to a 210-square-foot screened porch.
The second floor features four ensuite guest rooms ranging in size from 225 to 295 square feet, two of which have walk-in closets; two have window seats and another has a semi-circular sleeping balcony. All the bathrooms have Christopher Peacock vanities, marble counters, Waterworks fixtures, wainscoting and tiled radiant-heat floors. But the show stopper is the primary suite with a 238-square-foot bathroom that includes a Waterworks soaking tub, two large walk-in closets, a fireplace in the 373-square-foot main room and a 128-square-foot terrace overlooking the back yard. The custom window treatments are part of the purchase.
The lower level is all about amenities: a large den, two separate areas set up for exercise (equipment may be purchased in a separate transaction) with a dedicated 120-square-foot bathroom and sauna. There’s ample storage space, a laundry room with double washer/dryers and a 280-square-foot ensuite bedroom with egress to the back yard.
The three-car garage offers some storage space and the outside graveled parking area can accommodate up to eight cars.
Juracich says the neighborhood around Amy’s Lane offers a “south of the highway experience.”
“There has been a renaissance in the area with recently opened businesses—a kind of revival on the strip from East Hampton to Amagansett. This area gives you best of both worlds, perfectly positioned in between the two towns and with proximity to the beach.” Two Hollow and Egypt beaches are 1.2 and 1.5 miles, respectively, from the house; East Hampton Main Beach is 2.5 miles and in the other direction, Indian Wells Beach is 2.2 miles.
11 Amy’s Lane is listed for $12,750,000, with the full details here.