Certain things one associates with summer in the Hamptons: Tory Burch sandals, cocktails at the Surf Club, wondering where Madonna will eventually buy. But New Jersey? Not usually part of the discourse until now, thanks to an architecture firm up and moving Frank Lloyd Wright's Bachman Wilson House from Millstone, N.J., to tony Sagaponac. (Nope, this isn't an April Fool's joke.) Our cousins over at Curbed Hamptons note that the c. 1954 house was rescued from disrepair in the late '80s by Tarantino Architects, who restored the structure through and through—from a massive kitchen remodel to revamping the fabrics and the FLW-designed furnishings within. They now have plans to part with their pride and joy and move it to the Houses at Sagaponac, an uber-modern development that "provides a possible unique sanctuary" and a "neighborhood of well-designed houses that emulates a similar design philosophy," according to the Brown Harris Stevens listing. But this is the East End, so just having a swank name attached to one's house won't cut it—the architects are also offering to soup it up with nerdy sustainable features and a complete solar-energy system. The relocation would make the Bachman Wilson House the only authentic Frank Lloyd Wright in the Hamptons; said authenticity is asking $5M.
· Architects to Move Frank Lloyd Wright House From NJ to Sagg! [Curbed Hamptons]
· The Relocation of a Frank Lloyd Wright House to the Hamptons [BHS]
· Bachman Wilson House [Tarantino Studio]
· All Houses at Sagaponac coverage [Curbed Hamptons]