An Art-Filled Contemporary House in Sagaponack
A bad rap is sometimes given to midcentury modern design as "cold." It's true that too much metal furniture, too many understated lines, and too many bright white walls can make a space feel less than welcoming, but decorators who know what they are doing use color, texture, and natural materials to create a welcoming atmosphere.
Indifferent furniture and artwork could make this simple house in Sagaponack feel chilly. However, design classics and spirited artworks enliven and warm each room. There are pea-green Hans Wegner Papa Bear chairs, Warhol flower prints, Russell Woodard chairs, Panton cone chairs, and a classic Mies sofa. The Milton Glaser poster from Bob Dylan's greatest hits album adds to the lively and comfortable atmosphere.
The 8,455-square-foot house, built in 2008, sits on 1.4 acres of lush green lawns and gardens. Corcoran's listing agents are Tim Davis and Thomas P. Davis. Because all the spaces flow seamlessly into each other, the spacious house doesn't feel cavernous. First floor guest suite and home office are perfect for the post-coronavirus working environment thanks to a large entry and generous living area. A cozy eating and sitting area is incorporated into the large kitchen, which features an enormous marble island. A lush view of the surrounding leaves can also be enjoyed from seven over-sized single-pane windows in the high-ceilinged space.
One of the four en-suite bathrooms upstairs is the primary suite, which has an open marble shower area similar to a European wet room. In addition, there is a large terrace and a stairway leading to the garden and pool. A gym, a playroom, a wine room, and two more bedrooms make up the lower level of the home. Including three powder rooms, there are seven bedrooms and six bathrooms.
There's no doubt that the grounds of this property are one of its most attractive features. There is a huge dining terrace with classic modern chairs, perfect for summer parties, and a vine-covered pergola. This lush lawn leads to an 18 x 44' gunite pool, complete with a pool house with its own bar and bathroom for after-sun relaxation. Also, the location is great, off the beaten path but close to the town and the beach.
The owners of this beautiful place are finance guy Bob Eide and his wife Gwen, according to tax records. According to records, the art and design savvy couple also owns an apartment in Manhattan's Lenox Hill filled with Eames and Saarinen chairs, as well as an iconic Warhol soup can, and it is also for sale for over $5 million.