Listing of the Day
Location: East Hampton, New York
Price: $4.9 million
When people think of a Hamptons retreat, they typically think of shingle-style beach home, not an Adirondack-style lodge. But that’s what they’ll find at this East Hampton residence, nestled in a pine forest between Sag Harbor and East Hampton Village.
Owner Judith Hope said it was her late husband’s idea to build a lodge, thanks in part to the wooded area surrounding it. So, inspired by their many happy trips to “The Point,” a five-star resort located in the Adirondacks, the couple decided to turn their woodland home into their very own resort lodge.
Upon entering the home, this vision is immediately clear. “When you walk into the foyer …you feel like you’re in a bed-and-breakfast,” said listing agent Cindy Shea of Sotheby’s International Realty. High, angled ceilings, large wooden support beams, metal chandeliers, several stone fireplaces, the occasional antlers, and striking wooden floors and walls work in concert to achieve this lodge-like effect.
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A large wall painting by noted muralist Kevin M. Paulsen depicting the history of the area provides a unique Hamptons twist to the Adirondack-lodge feel.
“People love the house. They walk in and just get swept away with it,” Ms. Hope said.
“It takes your breath away– bottom line,” Ms. Shea added. “Pictures do not do it justice.”
Standing on 5.6 acres of land, the 7,200-square-foot lodge-like residence has six bedrooms, six full bathrooms and two partial bathrooms.
Perhaps unsurprising for a home inspired by a five-star resort, the residence includes a variety of amenities that give it a luxurious air for both the homeowners and their guests. As a result, the residence contains an oversized three-car garage, a wet bar in the family room, an eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and a heated pool with a retractable cover.
Ms. Hope has been a successful and influential figure in New York politics for many decades, and her home has been a popular destination for both cultural icons and political powerhouses for just as long. Ms. Hope noted that Alec Baldwin, Dick Cavett, Robert Caro, and poet laureate Billy Collins, in addition to a large number of politicians, have been guests at the home. Recalling the comments of one of the home’s many admirers, in fact, Ms. Hope said, “Dick Cavett called this the best house in the Hamptons.”
Agent: Cindy Shea of Sotheby’s International Realty
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