Original East Hampton Summer Colony Home Hits the Market for $25M
Onadune — one of the original 14 East Hampton Summer Colony homes — has just come on the market for $25 million.
Built in 1903, the 118-year-old shingled retreat was designed by architect John Custis Lawrence, and was commissioned by Mr. and Mrs. S. Fisher Johnson the year prior. Standing a whopping 14,000 square feet in size, the main residence is host to ten bedrooms and seven full bathrooms. All of the bedrooms can be found between the second and desirable third level — the third level has been grandfathered in, and wouldn’t be allowed to be built under current East Hampton Village zoning restrictions.
Once Lawrence finished the home, he described it as “Elizabethan in style,” and having “many handsome gables.”
The first floor features ample entertaining space, including a living room, a library, a dining room, sunroom, breakfast room, and morning room — many of which still feature the historic details from the original early 20th century construction, such as stained glass. The floorplan hasn’t been altered since it was built.
Situated on the second floor, the generous master bedroom is complemented by a dressing room and walk-in closet, plus an en-suite bathroom with dual vanities and both a shower and handcrafted marble soaking tub. Two fireplaces keep the master suite nice and cozy.
Outside, a heated Gunite pool and outdoor shower are ideal for summer months, while a pool house with its own private driveway is fully equipped with a living room, fireplace, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and laundry room. The original Carriage Way now serves as a garage that can host up to seven vehicles, and stunning gardens are complemented by a convenient potting room.
According to the listing, John D. Rockefeller once spent his summers in this home and was particularly fond of the first-floor library.
Originally one acre, the property was later expanded and now sits on two acres of land between two addresses: 30 The Crossways and 52 Georgica Road. Located south of the highway, homeowners will be just a 10-minute walk from the ocean at Main Beach, and a 15-minute walk from village shops and restaurants.
The Zillow price history shows that 30 The Crossways was sold in 2007 for just over $3 million, and 52 Georgica Road closed for $12.4 million.
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