A COASTAL CONTEMPORARY SHINES ALONG NEW YORK’S EASTERNMOST TIP, OFFERING A MENU A LA MODE OF MODERN DESIGN, BREATHTAKING AMENITIES, AND DREAMY OCEAN VIEWS
BY AMANDA MCCOY PHOTOS COURTESY OF DOUGLAS ELLIMAN REALTY
Blanketed along the easternmost tip of the Long Island peninsula, the village of Montauk (also known as the End) dances along the junction of timeless and modern. Cocooned by the Atlantic, Long Island Sound, and several bays, the hamlet is considered the surfcasting capital of the world and claims to have more saltwater fishing records than any other port on the planet. Even as notoriety from magazines, books, and Hollywood bangers such as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) and The Affair (Showtime, 2014 2019) continues to bring in a sea of a fluent visitors and buyers, the town hasn’t lost its eclectic charm. Early morning surfcasters still flock to the rocky shores, and the town’s six expansive public parks ensure Montauk remains more meadow than mansion.
A masterstroke of modernity seamlessly blends into the ethereal whimsy of the fabled End at 14 Maple Street, where a six bedroom, eight bathroom showpiece home sits 125 feet above sea level, funneling exceptional ocean views into every inch of the nearly 8,500 square foot estate. The compound style exterior, composed of neutral tones of glass, wood, marble, and stone, juxtaposes brilliantly against its fiercely green surroundings. Located just othe famed Old Montauk Highway, the address is a short drive from the action of Main Street, and only a stone’s throw from the Atlantic.
Thoughtful juxtaposition continues inside the home. Clean, straight lines reign supreme, but dramatic details like a 180 degree twisting stairwell in matte black and wood become an instant focal point for the eyes, softening the collinear design. The color palette is neutral but sharply contrasted: dark Siberian oak floors are o set by ivory walls, while jet black casements surround floor to ceiling windows. The occasional off beat color or pattern adds warmth an animal print chair at the head of the dining table, for instance, along with sea green fuzzy pillows in the den.
e open concept kitchen and living room are anchored by full glass walls, offering sweeping Atlantic views as denizens relax on the U shaped sofa or prepare a fresh local ceviche on the oversized center island. The kitchen, outfitted with high end products from Italian design firm Arclinea, features four inch marble countertops, ultra swanky appliances, a full butler’s pantry, and a custom wet bar. The adjacent breakfast nook is decorated with a raw accent wall for a touch of natural texture.
The formal dining room is separated by a double gas fireplace with luxurious stone surrounds. Also swathed in natural light, the room features a ten person dining table and views of the outdoor infinity pool.
There are two bedrooms on the first level, a junior primary suite overlooking the ocean with a large spa like bath, plus an additional en suite that can also be used as a home office. Venture up the arched stairwell under a dazzling droplet lighting fixture to find the master suite, a resort style oasis with front facing ocean views, a warm wooden ceiling, and three sided floor to ceiling windows to bring the stunning landscape inside. Even the bathroom opens to the elements, boasting double glass doors that lead to a spacious terrace with an al fresco shower for bathing under the summer stars. The bathroom is anchored by sand colored tile and includes a floating tub, his and her sinks, built in speakers, and doorless rainfall shower.
A second floor corner den with a gas fireplace offers another area to relax and drink in the ocean vistas, along with craft cocktails prepared in the wet bar. Open the glass doors to step onto the second floor wraparound terrace, overlooking the marble patio and pool below. But if the evening calls for a fire, cross a small outdoor corridor to a find a 1,745 square foot rooftop deck, replete with a fire pit, built in seating, and several lounge chairs for the ultimate sunset retreat.
Two floors down, a fully finished lower level includes three additional bedrooms two of which offer full en suites plus several recreation opportunities. Denizens will find a fully stocked gym, separate living area, and theater ready room.
Outside, a sprawling custom marble patio connects the home to the edge of the hill, offering ample space to relax and regale in the breezy coastal air. An infinity Gunite saltwater pool comprises the far perimeter of the grounds, and its elevated position gives the illusion of the edge falling off into the Atlantic. Though there are several seating options sprinkled throughout the patio including outdoor sofas, daybeds, and a large picnic style table two single water chairs nestled under an umbrella offer the postcard of a lavishly languid afternoon in Montauk.
This home is listed for $14,500,000.
Douglas Elliman Realty
Listing agents: Kyle Rosko, Marcy Braun, Daniel McKay / 20 Main Street, East Hampton, NY / 631.329.9400