It’s always nice to dream about getting away. While it often seems the world is dreaming of getting away to the Hamptons, we sometimes (read Fall and Winter) like to dream about following our hearts (and clients and friends and… (ugg) tourists) back to the heart of the urban landscape. This Logan Circle townhouse in Washington, D.C. is a perfect election day fantasy…
Classic metropolitan architectural facade on a corner lot allows for plenty of breathing room, an uncommonly large plot for gardens, and a motorcourt alongside the house (we hear this is a big deal in D.C.).
We ushered in November with a Haloween ‘hangover’ here in our East Hampton office. Coworkers had decorated our offices in anticipation of the Trick or Treat brigade, and their efforts were rewarded with an onslaught of families – we ran out of candy at around 1,000 pieces! I came into the office on Thursday morning and it smelled like a barn – hay and pumpkins beginning to decay and reminding me that October is over and November is upon us. Gladly, the relatively warm weather has allowed our Open House entourage to proceed in good spirits – here are some of my top picks to watch for a buyer looking for a “classic shingle charmer” that’s got investment potential.
This cutie at 212 Lumber Lane in Bridgehampton village is open today 3-5 and it’s worth a look-see. From the Broker:
This circa 1900’s property featured in the book, “Dream Decor,” by Will Bright, is peppered with maritime elements as a nod to the nearby ocean beaches, a short distance away. Just the perfect getaway.
Listed at $1,195,000 | See the Listing at Brown Harris Stevens
Sightly above budget, but look what you can have for under $3 million in Wainscott South… a similar aesthetic at 79 Sayre’s Path, Wainscott NY but accompanied with all the privacy and quiet you might desire and a straight shot down to Beach Lane and or your fancy friends in the Georgica Association. The broker says:
This lovely cottage is hidden behind a beautifully landscaped garden. The living room and dining room enjoy a large limestone fireplace and are completely surrounded by French doors giving access to the pool and surrounding gardens. The cottage was completely renovated in 2010. It’s a must see for those who enjoy cozy living.
Listed at $2,900,000 | See the Listing at Saunders
A Norman Jaffe designed home is back on the market with a price adjustment. 77 Cross Highway in East Hampton is back on the market, now priced at $6,995,000. Trendsetting design can maximize privacy and natural beauty, and 77 CrossHighway is proof. This Norman Jaffe-designed estate takes advantage of a beautiful setting in a prime location, offering dramatic spaces rich in architectural detail. The core of the home is a double-height entrance hall, which has views to the pool and tiered stone waterworks. Allow the eye to follow the open staircase up toward the skylit atrium above, for a play of air and light worthy of the great James Turrell or Dan Flavin. The entire house was refurbished in 2016, including all systems and fixtures. Formal dining room, eat-in kitchen, and reading nook, sunken living room with massive stone fireplace. Other amenities include Five bedrooms – each with ensuite bath and on its own dedicated level – allowing for an adaptable and autonomous use of space.
Norman Jaffe designed dozens of homes and other structures in the Hamptons, including the synagogue for The Jewish Center of the Hamptons. Miles Jaffe, the son of Norman, is also an architect, a furniture designer, and artist, based in New York City.
EXCEPTIONAL DOES EXIST
This pristine East Hampton traditional home sits on a shy acre and no attention to detail overlooked. From the grand entry to the wonderful flow of the interior, luxury and details abound. The living room has double height ceilings that flow into the extra large fully loaded chefs kitchen with dining area. Off to the side is a wonderfully bright sunroom which leads into the downstairs oversized master bedroom. Another bedroom finishes off the main level. Upstairs there are two additional bedrooms with ensuite baths.
Outside boasts large decks, heated pool, and extensive Pennsylvania stone walls. With a two car garage and reserve on 2 sides of this property, you have the perfect place for the Hamptons experience, and proof that Exceptional Does Exist— at 129 Talmage Farm Lane in East Hampton.
Michael Kors’ expansive New York City apartment is featured this month in Architectural Digest. Thespace, which is located at The Greenwich Lane, is both luxurious and earthy – clean and simple, yet opulent. It’s the work of Russell Groves of Groves & Co., who took the time to answer a few of my questions about the project.
Your work is on the August cover of Architectural Digest – what fun! How is Michael Kors to work with as a client – don’t hold back!
Michael and his husband Lance Le Pere are amazing clients. We really clicked. All in all, it was a dream! Our working relationship developed very quickly once we started on our initial project six years ago, and it’s continued to be grounded in the fact that we basically had the same aesthetic references, visual and historical. We (our team) have known them (as a couple) better and better over that time period.
When and how did you begin your working relationship with Michael Kors?
We first worked together six years ago on his Long Island house, which was featured in Vogue. We had been interviewed a number of times for retail projects for Michael Kors, but I had never actually met him. Then when we ended up meeting to discuss the house project, I was really pleasantly surprised that he not only knew who I was but really loved my own Springs house, which he had seen published, and appreciated it for its clean and simple but textural aesthetic. Read More.
There is an incredible legacy of modern architecture in the Hamptons; Norman Jaffe, Gwathmey Siegel, Robert Stern, and others have contributed to the landscape of non-traditional homes on the East End. This Amagansett modern home with sweeping views of the ocean and dunes is a product of architect David Ling’s internationally acclaimed eye.
Clean lines and panoramic views make optimum beach living – there is nothing obstructing or interfering with the goal of elegant and simple enjoyment.
The house sits behind a protected dune, which allows a sweeping view beyond compare; there are upper and lower living areas to take advantage of the elevation and also allow for ground level access to the pool area and the beach path across the way. The upper entertaining area, which has decking and seating on both sides, flows into an upstairs master – making it feel like a penthouse overlooking the sea. Read More.