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Norman Jaffe Designed Home Is Back On The Market With Price Adjustment

Norman Jaffe Designed Home Is Back On The Market With Price Adjustment

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.

 

 

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Lauren Rottet + George Nelson in MTK

Lauren Rottet + George Nelson in MTK

39 Big Reed living4

Montauk Mod: Retro Done Right

A few years ago, designer Lauren Rottet had never been to the Hamptons. Today, she is the owner of one of Montauk’s most interesting and thoughtfully-outfitted homes. Attracted to the house’s provenance and its design integrity, she’s made her own revisions and added a new chapter to the story.

Rottet was a Hamptons ‘newbie,’ but she’s no newcomer to design. Over the last 25 years, she has been lauded as Boutique Designer of the Year, Interiors Designer of the Year, and is in Women in Design Hall of Fame. Some of Rottet Studio’s notable projects include New York City luxury hotels like The Surrey Hotel and the Leows Regency NY, as well as the St. Regis in Aspen, Colorado and the Presidential Bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel (chosen as the LA accomodation for Prince William and Kate Middleton).

“I came to visit and ended up buying!” Up to take much-needed time off, Rottet soon found herself looking at real estate. “It’s hard to keep me from browsing and brainstorming, but at the time I really thought I was sort of ‘pretending’ to look… I had yet to find something anywhere else that really clicked and felt right. When I saw this listed, I fell in love with it.” A synergistic history really ‘hit home’ for Rottet. The house is a rare example of residential design by George Nelson, a founder of American modernism who was the head of his own George Nelson Associates as well as Director of Design for the iconic Herman Miller furniture company. Originally built on the oceanfront, it was later salvaged and moved in pieces to a parcel between Montauk Lake and Montauk Point State Park.

An unconventional footprint comprised of staggered hexagons maximizes views in all directions. “Every room is a hexagon, so there are natural breezes that make air conditioning secondary climate control here,” Rottet says. “It’s also incredibly quiet and private.” Within the house, Rottet added a bedroom and bath and ensured that a lower-level suite included a kitchenette so owners or guests can have privacy and autonomy.

“For someone who loves 20th century design, it’s easy to appreciate the built-in pieces that are original to the house,” says Rottet. In addition to these original Nelson-designed gems, Rottet has added a number of pieces that a design aficionado would relish.

“The Paul McCobb credenza and McGuire table and stools came with the house, but I have added things like Raymond Lowey, a George Nelson clock, and a George Nelson bench,” plus a collection of art by notable and interesting artists. “A lot of the pieces that aren’t vintage are my own prototypes – acrylics and other pieces I tried out for the first time, that were site-specific but are now part of the lines I am producing.”

Rottet carefully restored and expanded the house, preserving or embellishing assets like the shingled interior ceilings and walls, hardwood and slate floors, and making expert choices for lighting that bring edginess to the space without challenging the sound aesthetic choices of the original design.

Some things were replaced or updated with an intentional nod to George Nelson’s original choices. “All the new appliances are Electrolux – that’s what was there.” While it’s not exactly a collaboration, it’s clear that Lauren Rottet and George Nelson are happy housemates.

If you want to enjoy a carefree summer in Montauk, surrounded by midcentury and contemporary bliss, you can rent this house with three bedrooms (plus den with Murphy bed) and 3.5 baths and enjoy elegant entertaining poolside, as well as a fabulous rooftop sundeck that has 360 degree views of the breathtaking surround. Check out the rental listing here.

Photos by Chris Foster of Fostergraph for The Hamptons Best

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Impeccable Barn Style in the Hamptons

Impeccable Barn Style in the Hamptons

Don’t Change a Thing.

This barn-style home leaves little to be desired. The owner purchased an existing home and adapted a small part of the footprint, while replacing the main area of the home with a post-and-beam barn constructed by a Connecticut barn builder. The goal was to create a serene, airy, and carefree environment that could combine intimate areas with warm entertaining space.

Simple isn’t easy, so they say. But this house is a great example of pulling it off in style. Every amenity and comfort, but none of the clutter.

The kitchen is a zen fantasy, with Scandinavian and atomic influences, and just a hint of country – but clean and cool stay in charge.

Tucked into the renovated portion of the house, which serves as an attached two bedroom guest house, a secondary living room is ideal for family fun.

This house has 6 bedrooms, 5 and a half baths, and a beautiful pool. Love it? You can rent it for the summer and enjoy the nearby beaches, or even in the off season when you can take advantage of the three gorgeous fireplaces and enjoy the quiet of Wainscott, New York. Click here to see the rental listing.

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‘Marilyn Monroe ‘Swept Here’

‘Marilyn Monroe ‘Swept Here’

Once you get “converted,” it’s hard to go back… Having lived in a converted carriage house, I can tell you that the charms and quirks of a converted space are incomparable. Nobody will ever confuse your home for another! This house, which has been featured in countless guides to the Hamptons, television and film spots, was part of a larger estate which has largely been preserved as Quail Hill Farm, an organic communal garden farm (read fancy farm and think about Martha Stewart and Gwyneth Paltrow showing up early to beat out others for the best harvest).

This house, which has been featured in countless guides to the Hamptons, television and film spots, was part of a larger estate which has largely been preserved as Quail Hill Farm, an organic communal garden farm (read fancy farm and think about Martha Stewart and Gwyneth Paltrow showing up early to beat out others for the best harvest).

This iconic windmill house, oft called Windswept, was built in the 1800s and still maintains its charm. It has been newly renovated with modern amenities, including an updated kitchen and bath. Perfect place for getting started on your next novel or play, or cataloguing your opus of photographic or artistic works, like one former tenant, artist Amelina Seikluska.

Summer residence to luminaries like Kurt Vonnegut, Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe, the house offers 1300 square feet of living space on three floors with two bedrooms, one bath, and a kitchen – plus a loft in the upper area of the windmill – and is surrounded by 5.45 acres of beautiful property. It was also occupied by expert interior decorator and Instagram star Tom Samet of Hamptons House Design who naturally put his own stylish flair and finishes on the house, seen here as it was when featured in HC&G in 2010.

So this octagonal room definitely needs your summery touches… a few vases filled with fresh hydrangea clippings and some Wölffer Rosé chilling, plus a few cute kids in gingham… If you want to live out your own artistic fantasy here, you’re in luck! Follow in the steps of Kurt, Marilyn and Arthur, Amelina, or Tom. . . and write your own chapter here. The house is available for summer or year-round rental. Click here to see the listing details.

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Inside the Iconic Kennedy House in the Hamptons

Inside the Iconic Kennedy House in the Hamptons

The Most Photographed Home in Georgica Association.

Spend 2 glorious summer weeks in this iconic Wainscott oceanfront home. Located in the Georgica Association, this 6 bedroom, 6.5 bath legendary property has a beautiful heated pool and lovely landscaped grounds, which you might see if you ever leave the beach… Don’t miss this opportunity to experience unmatched ocean views and access, and a classic Hamptons estate home setting.

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