Here’s a chance to own a classic Bridgehampton house that combines country living with a decidedly chic interior update. Newly renovated from top to bottom, the house shows off the aesthetic and design expertise of its owners, a jewelry designer and a luxury fashion retail executive.
Sited on a .64-acre parcel on Lockwood Avenue, the two-story 1,788-square foot home, built in 1935, keeps its traditional bones — a farmhouse style with cedar shake shingles, multipaned windows and a classic layout — but now includes elegant finishes, upgrades to all appliances and fixtures and refreshed outdoor gardens and entertainment spaces.
“The owners wanted to create an inviting environment that provides elegant comfort and that showcases art and accommodates their substantial book collection,” says Alex Pashkowsky of Modlin Group Hamptons, the agent representing the listing.
The house is entered by its own covered glass-sided porch, which leads to a semi-open floor plan. The first floor is meant for entertaining, with its 275-square-foot eat-in kitchen commanding slightly more than half the living space, the 238-square-foot living room being the other primary space. The two rooms are separated by a modular staircase wall.
The kitchen features Waterworks fixtures and high-end appliances: a Sub-Zero glass door refrigerator, Wolf six-burner gas range and two Cove dishwashers. The custom designed wood cabinets feature an inset raffia woven panel and brass hardware, a metal that is echoed in the brass and glass shelving. Calacatta marble countertops finish the cabinets and the large dining island, which seats five. A built-in window seat provides additional storage.
A full bath is accessed through the kitchen. A 5-foot by 8-foot mudroom at the back is accessed by either the kitchen or living room. Classically styled, the living room is anchored by a wood-burning fireplace, features windows on all sides and entry into a 155-square-foot sunroom overlooking the yard and gardens.
The second floor is devoted to three bedrooms, ranging in size from 89 to 196 square feet and a shared sitting room of 133 square feet. The shared bathroom is finished in subway tiles on the wall, Nero Marquina tile on the floor, and featuring a soaking tub and separate glass shower, all with hardware and fixtures from Waterworks.
“The outdoor space emulates the elegance of formal English gardens,” says Pashkowsky, which was the intent of the owners: an aesthetic goal of bringing a little bit of Europe to the Hamptons. Sited on a double-size lot, the mature trees, boxwoods and flowering shrubs offer substantial privacy as well as a tranquil setting for the 36′ x 18′ heated gunite pool with a water feature, and two dining and lounge areas— one close to the house and the other in a gravel inset by the pool. The 440-square-foot pool house includes a sitting area, full bath, butler’s pantry, Sub-Zero refrigerator and Bosch dishwasher.
Two miniature Italian greyhounds currently enjoy the fenced-in dog run in the backyard, which also includes a 200-square-foot shed that can be adapted for other use, such as a home gym. Fenced-in, off-street parking can accommodate two cars.
Pashkowsky describes Bridgehampton as a mix of full time and seasonal residents who enjoy the charming village atmosphere and proximity to the ocean, equestrian facilities, gardens, golf courses and local vineyards.
“The village offers a vibrant downtown,” he says, “with a variety of restaurants, boutiques, inns and museums celebrating local history.”
The town also offers easy access to the natural environment. The home on Lockwood Avenue is .4 miles from the Bridgehampton Park, 1.2 miles from Sagg Swamp Preserve and just over two miles to the Smith Corner Preserve. Both Sagg Main and Gibson beaches are about three miles from the house.
The home at 17 Lockwood Ave. lists for $4,595,000, and the full details can be seen here.