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(Photo courtesy of the Corcoran Group)

A bespoke home on the water with unique craftsmanship and design elements throughout. 

(Photo courtesy of the Corcoran Group)

The nuts and bolts

.44 acres

1,184 square feet

2 bedrooms

1 bathroom

House proud

Built in 1960, this cottage on the cove has been completely renovated and reimagined by the owner, furniture and object designer Maximilian Eicke, whose parents owned Christy’s Art Center, the antiques shop in Sag Harbor, for nearly a quarter of a century. Every room, if not corner, incorporates his personal vision, discerning taste and some of his own design work. The home has been featured in the New York Times Style magazine and Eicke’s former studio in Architectural Digest.

What’s the plan?

Located at the end of a private road, the home is entered through a porch leading into small foyer, which in turn opens into the living room and adjoining lounge area offering 350 square feet. Sliding glass doors lead to the deck. The kitchen is accessed through a large open doorway with a counter defining the separation from the living area. A 94-square-foot dining room completes the common areas. Down the hallway are the two bedrooms (120 and 158 square feet), the large having a corner window configuration and partial water views, and the bathroom. Laundry appliances are in the unfinished basement. 

What’s cooking?

The 111 square-foot kitchen was inspired by Japanese motifs with natural-wood slatting on the walls. Eicke designed it with a combination of unique open levitating shelving, IKEA cabinets and hand-crafted aluminum hardware of his own design. “The kitchen intertwines Japanese influences with modern function,” says Mala Sander, the Corcoran agent representing the listing. The cabinets are topped with Corian counters and the appliances include a Viking induction stove and fridge, and Miele dishwasher. A corner window lets in light as do the sliding glass doors on the other side of the counter. 

What else?

(Photo courtesy of the Corcoran Group)

Like the kitchen, the spa-like bathroom has Eastern design influences with some design motifs such as the wooden slatting, repeated here. The integrated soaking tub is tiled with textured white ceramic. 

(Photo courtesy of the Corcoran Group)

Amenities and more

  • Waterfront lawn with 160 feet of shoreline
  • 30-foot private dock
  • Firepit with custom-created seating
  • An attached one-car garage

One cool thing (or two) 

The 19th-century wood-paneled doors in the home were imported from England. The unique furnishings were either designed by the owner, or sourced from his collection of studio works,  family belongings and items sourced from his travels. Some furnishings may be negotiated in a separate transaction.

Agent’s callout 

“This home is the epitome of bespoke waterfront living, where every detail bears the imprint of the owner’s vision and passion,” says Sander. “It’s an oasis of serenity and style.” 

Location, location, location

Sander calls this area of Southampton, located near Fish Cove and North Sea Harbor, a “very laid back beach community … not really fancy.” Helen’s Lane is five miles from the village of Southampton, 5.6 miles from Water Mill and 1.1 to North Sea. Cultural attractions in the area include the Parrish Art Museum, The Water Mill Center and the Children’s Museum of the East End. The area is also rich in natural assets: Wolf Swamp Sanctuary, Tuckahoe Woods Preserve, Scallop Pond Preserve, Noyac Hills County Park and the Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge. The closest beach is North Sea, about 3.6 miles from Helen’s Lane. There are numerous country and golf clubs in the area. 



The home at 10 Helen’s Lane lists for $1,795,000 and the details can be seen here.