Bay views, your own private beach and a “move in today and eat dinner here tonight” kind of presentation all conspire to make an offer you can’t refuse. That may have been a line borrowed from The Godfather, but it applies here to the long-time home of a “Sopranos” cast member, Emmy Award-winning actor Andrea Donna de Matteo, who as Adriana La Cerva, played Christopher Moltisanti’s finance in the HBO series.
The five-bedroom, six-and-a half bathroom home was built by de Matteo’s father in 1992 in the Northwest Woods section of East Hampton, bought last year and extensively renovated to return to the market this month. With 3,677 square feet and a versatile layout of multiple decks, walk-out pool access and a completely finished basement, there’s room for everyone to have space together or apart.
“The renovation was done with a great sense of style and is completely ready to move in,” said Dawn Neway, who is the Douglas Elliman listing co-agent, along with her sister, Diana Neway.
She described the house as “traditional transitional — classic on the outside and clean and sleek on the inside. … It’s indoor/outdoor living built for entertaining,” Neway says.
The inside job got a big assist from Whitney Noelle Design, whose do-over gave the house a sophisticated black and white palette, optimizing the light coming in from large windows and a wall of French doors. Noelle completely renovated the kitchen, the bathrooms and redid the floors throughout, but kept the water views as the main attraction.
“The whole house is about the view,” Neway says.
The home is entered through an oversized custom-created double door with handsome black wrought-iron studding, setting the theme for the black accents and finishes within. The 36 x 16 pool (heated, black bottom) to the left and set back from the front yard is surrounded by 200 square feet of deck and framed by privacy hedges, flowering shrubs and lofty hardwoods with large canopies offering additional private and filtered sunlight.
Two hundred and twenty-five square feet of entry hallway accommodates a powder room with a pretty hand-painted ceramic sink and closet before opening into the 530-square-foot open-plan living and dining room. Arched French doors offer harbor views and lead to a 435-square-foot deck. The room features a Carrara marble wood-burning fireplace and a ceiling height of almost 12 feet.
The eat-in kitchen is entered through a large arch, where the hardwood floor changes from gray plank to a sand-colored herringbone pattern. The custom lower cabinets are dove gray, topped with Calacatta quartz countertops. The unique design choice in the kitchen is the appliance suite—matte white with bronze hardware from the GE Café line. All are WiFi- enabled. The kitchen features a large pass-through window to a seated counter, under which are five storage cabinets, and is adjacent to a mirrored dry bar offering shelving and additional storage. Beyond the kitchen is a 324-square-foot junior primary bedroom with deck access.
All four bedrooms on the second level have access to a deck. One of the guest rooms is ensuite and the other two share a bathroom with a skylight. They range in size from 168 to 210 square feet. In the nearly 275-square-foot primary bedroom, the oversized bathroom (about 150 square feet) has a standalone soaking tub, double spa showers and windows with bay views. The three closets of varying sizes and formats include a 60-square-foot walk in, and the beamed cathedral ceiling is nearly 11 feet high. Picture windows offer sunset views over the harbor.
The lower level offers 1,500 square feet of finished space, including laundry, a wine room, five closets, ample storage space and a room currently used as a recreation room. But, the main feature is a studio suite with a sleeping area, living room, full bathroom and walk-out access to the exterior.
The home’s exterior got a refresh and redo, too, from a fresh coat of paint to the landscaping with shrubs, dune-scape grasses and other natural plantings. A new bluestone and gravel pathway was installed from the house to the beach—120 feet of sandy, private turf.
Neway says with its own beach, the property is self-contained, but Sammy’s Beach on the ocean front, is 1.6 miles away. The village of East Hampton is 5.2 miles and other attractions include the LongHouse Reserve gardens 3.6 miles, Cedar Point County Park 1.6 miles and farther flung (8 miles), the Sag Harbor Golf Course.
“Northwest Woods is about larger properties and has no commercial zones, so it’s quiet, private and there’s no through traffic—[ideal] for families,” Neway says.
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