A Long Island estate designed by a Frank Lloyd Wright disciple has listed for sale in a posh Long Island vacation town.
“The original structure was a boathouse, built in 1952,” Brown told The Post, “and the homeowner rebuilt the entire house on the original footprint, respecting the integrity of the home but making it a modern place where anyone would be thrilled to live.”
The initial building was designed by that disciple, Bertrand Goldberg, and was reconstructed (and expanded) by the current occupants in 2002. The project took care to retain many of the now 6,000-square-foot main house’s original elements, including much of the stonework and an enormous eight-flue chimney.
“The family has been incredibly happy there,” but are ready to start a new chapter, noted Brown, whose listing refers to the six-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom pad as “one of the most exclusive waterfront retreats on the East End” in his listing.
The property’s grounds boast wood, stone and grass paths, flower-filled meadows, grassy lawns and 410 feet of direct waterfront. There’s a 250-foot dock built of imported ipe that’s also capable of accommodating multiple boats. As for other perks, there’s a beach-sand fire pit, multiple al fresco dining areas, a 74-foot gunite pool and “room to add a tennis court.”
Inside the single-story structure, there’s radiant-heat slate flooring, mahogany-clad ceilings, and a primary wing with a walk-in closet and a “spa-like bathroom.” A stone fireplace anchors the three-sided gathering room, and there are waterfront views and midcentury notes throughout.
Ex-Brit turned Manhattan resident since 2008.