Montauk Oceanfront Splendor
Home to many of the most iconic artists and collectors of our time, Montauk truly is the coolest place to be in the Hamptons. Since the 60’s, Montauk is where so many artists like Andy Warhol, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Julian Schnabel, Peter Beard, John Lennon and Yoko Ono chose to spend their long summer days. Rich in history and inspiration to many, the Rolling Stones even wrote, Memory Motel in homage to the Montauk joint of the same name. Billy Joel wrote his classic, Downeaster Alexa, and continues to spend his time cruising the shores of Montauk. Atop the Montauk bluffs sits a gated, 7,500 sq. ft. traditional wood shingle home. As you enter the home, the rugged shoreline immediately captivates one’s imagination, particularly during its display of magnificent sunsets. The property has been renovated by one of the leading architects of his generation, Sir David Adjaye. The home reflects an enhanced degree of cultural sensibility and vision, a classic trait of Adjaye’s work, letting the light and space allow for the many phases and feelings of the season. The main house sits on 3.1 private acres at 406 Old Montauk Highway. The landscaped property was designed by Miranda Brooks, which accentuates and allows for unobstructed oceanfront vistas. There is a private staircase on the bluff’s edge which leads to a protected cove. This unique feature lends itself to intimate picnics, fishing and surfing. The property also has a heated gunite pool, jacuzzi, and a two-car garage with a hydraulic lift, as well as covered and uncovered patios for summer entertaining. Built in 2004 it was renovated in 2008 with the interior design being curated by Bob Melet. With his eclectic rustic chic, his design complements the walnut walls and floors, and poured concrete kitchen countertop. Stainless steel appliances sit juxtaposed against the warmth of the wood paneled walls. With 6 bedrooms, and eight and half-baths, the house also features a living room and dining room that share a double-sided fireplace, an expansive wood paneled library with access to the outdoor deck via French doors. A second level master bedroom wing includes a spa like bathroom that features Ipe Brazilian wood, with double vanities, soaking tub and fireplace. The finished lower level is host to a billiards room with vintage bar, a home theater, playroom/staff quarters and a wine cellar. The house is move-in ready, since it is being offered fully furnished, including selected artwork.