Here’s an opportunity to live in a house with a Nordic vibe without having to suffer the cold winters. Built in 1972 and completely renovated in 2022, this modern home in East Hampton reflects both the owner’s aesthetics and expertise in building design.
“The owner’s background is in art and design and in rebuilding, and they really worked with the house,” says Kellie Baranovich, the Compass agent on the Chris Coleman team that lists the property. “They went above and beyond and definitely enjoyed the process.”
She says interest in the house is high for both its location — midpoint between East Hampton and Amagansett — and ready-to-move in condition.
The three-bedroom, three-bath house sits on 1.8 acres ringed by mature hardwoods. The renovation reconfigured the footprint, adding a glass-fronted front hallway and offering an airy and transparent approach to the house. The wall of glass also allows more light into the home. The new hallway also serves as the entry point to the home and an annex for housing the laundry room, storage and a full bathroom.
The first floor features a large open floor plan anchored by a double-width brick fireplace that includes a storage cubbyhole for wood. Large windows with transoms that follow the slope of the roof line let in ample light throughout the first level. The beamed ceilings combine painted white in the living room and natural wood in the kitchen, creating a harmonious blend with the cabinetry. The floors throughout are white oak hardwood.
The renovation removed the walls from a kitchen that previously measured 220 square feet and joined it with the great room that was nearly 500 square feet. The now-open kitchen combines functionality and aesthetics, with simple and streamlined custom-built white oak cabinets topped with quartz counters, open shelving and a custom-built pantry with generous storage. The center island features a custom-poured concrete slab and includes storage and seating for four. There is also space for a breakfast table in front of the floor-to-ceiling window that affords an expansive view into the back yard. The appliances include a Bertazzoni gas range and, integrated into the cabinetry, a Sub-Zero fridge, two dishwashers, one of which is in the butler’s pantry, along with an undercounter wine fridge.
Completing the first level are two bedrooms, each with two closets and measuring about 220 square feet and sharing a hallway bathroom.
Leading to the second level is a new custom-built floating staircase that opens up into an approximately 200-square-foot primary suite with double closets and sliding glass doors that open onto a 240-square-foot deck. The bathroom features a double-sink white oak vanity and porcelain tiles, as do the other refurbished bathrooms.
The basement, accessed from outside, is clean and dry, and currently used for storage.
The grounds also underwent extensive remaking including installing a tree-lined heated 10 by 40-foot gunite pool with spa, outdoor shower, a firepit in an outdoor conversation area away from the house, new wooden decking and a circular gravel driveway with ample parking. There is no garage, but the agent says there’s room to add one.
“The owners kept it simple so there are plenty of open spaces but they also kept the privacy.
The house is set into the woods, so everyone has their space,” Baranovich says.
Between East Hampton and Amagansett, residents have their pick of beaches here, but closest are Louse Point Town Beach in East Hampton (1.1 miles) and Barnes Hole Beach in Amagansett (1.5 miles). Merrill Lake Sanctuary, a coastal marsh preserve with walking and bird-watching trails open to the public is less than two miles away and Folly Tree Arboretum is 1.5 miles.
Nearby are the East Hampton Golf Club, the South Fork Country Club, and Amagansett’s live performance venue, The Stephen Talkhouse.
The house at 272 Old Stone Highway lists for $3,500,000 and the details can be seen here.