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Location: Laurel Hollow, N.Y.
Price: $999,000 (opening bid)
The Skinny: Known for his many notable designs in the Hamptons, the late starchitect Norman Jaffe completed more than 50 homes on the East End of Long Island during his 35-year career as an architect, but this, one of his frequently overlooked designs, is located closer to NYC in the North Coast hamlet of Laurel Hollow. First conceived in 1985, the 4,000-square-foot family home was finally completed in 1991, just two years before Jaffe drowned while swimming off Bridgehampton. The Laurel Hollow house is set to be sold for the first time ever this fall, as it heads to auction on November 11th with a suggested opening bid of $999K. That (suggested) starting price puts it at a fraction of the price of some of Jaffe's Hamptons work, like the seven-bedroom oceanfront pad in Southampton that's asking $900K to rent for the year. Of course, this one is more modestly sized and isn't on the water, but it still has that distinctive (yes, some say dated) Jaffe aesthetic, a 60-foot swimming pool, a two-car garage with elevator access, and two private, treed acres.
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