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The Northwest Woods section of East Hampton is known for its generously sized parcels, and this home at 3 Jody’s Path is an opportunity to get in on the game, offering nearly two acres on a cul de sac.

Rich Dec, the Corcoran agent who is co-listing the home with KP Properties, says the lot has enough room to add a tennis court—only one of two properties under $5 million in the East End currently on the market that either has a tennis court or the room to build one. And, if you’re not a tennis player, there’s plenty of room for pickleball, he says.

“This is in a cul-de-sac neighborhood in Northwest Woods where you can find these larger parcels and you can do a little bit more,” he says. Currently the property has a generous setback front yard and a kidney-shaped heated pool in the back, evoking a bit of West Coast glamor.  

Built in 1979, the 1,852-square-foot house underwent a complete renovation this year. With all three bedrooms and two full baths on the same level, it’s ideal for fluid indoor/outdoor living, suitable for aging with its one-story, low-barrier room flow, and it’s compact enough to manage—whether as a house for the weekends or for a lifetime. 

The house, Dec says, has a “simple, clean, laid-back California vibe.”

The renovation replaced all windows and doors (Therma Tru, Quaker), HVAC systems, kitchen and bath fixtures, the seven-inch white-oak flooring throughout, and installed a security system and wiring for a sound system of the new owner’s desire. 

Multiple skylights and sliding glass doors let in plenty of light, and the 16-foot-high beamed cathedral living room ceilings give the home a further sense of airiness and lightness. The 330-foot-square living room features a wood-burning fireplace with a live-slab reclaimed wood mantle, two sets of sliding doors leading to the mahogany deck, nearly 800 square feet, and beyond that, the pool area. 

The living room flows into the 272-square-foot open dining and kitchen area through an oversize open arch, where an all-new suite of Thermador appliances have been installed. The cabinets were designed and installed by Carefree Kitchens Plus and are topped with quartz counters. Beyond the kitchen is a nearly 11-foot-square breakfast room and another bonus room of 130 square feet. A pocket door was installed so it can be used as an office—no background photo bombs during WFH Zoom calls. 

The 200-square-foot primary bedroom has its own deck of 395 square feet accessed via a sliding door and features a corner wood-burning fireplace, walk-in closet with custom shelves and a smaller second closet. The en-suite bathroom has been clad in Italian porcelain tiles and includes a soaking tub, quartz vanity with bronze fixtures, and an energy-efficient Miseno toilet. 

The two guest rooms of nearly equal size share a bath across the hall.

The lower level is unfinished and Dec says is best served as a storage room or, with some sprucing up, a media or recreation room.  

The property exterior received a facelift, too, with new sod and an irrigation system, bluestone pavers and outdoor lighting. Though already surrounded by handsome, mature leafy trees, the owner added ornamental shrubbery and specimen trees such as flowering crape myrtles and Japanese maple, adding to the white kousa dogwood tree and boxwood shrubs already established there. The driveway, which can accommodate up to four cars, was refurbished with white pea gravel.

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‘When you’re in the backyard, you feel like no one is around you for miles,” Dec says. “There’s lots of privacy on all sides of the property.”

“It’s very quiet, tranquil — you have to have a reason to come in into the neighborhood — it’s not a [traffic] cut-through neighborhood.”

Northwest Woods is coveted for its off-the-beaten-path and yet-close-to-so-much feeling. The house at 3 Jody’s Path is 1.4 miles from Three Mile Harbor, about 2.5 miles from the 607-acre Cedar Point County Park with excellent nature trails for hiking and bird-watching, another mile to Sammy’s Beach and less than four miles from East Hampton Village.

This modern-traditional house on Jody’s Path lists for $2,999,000 and details can be seen here.