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Location: Bridgehampton. N.Y.
The Skinny: Hamptons specialist Frank Greenwald is the architect behind this Modernist take on the traditional Shingle-style beach house, which somehow manages to simultaneously evoke the homey feel of a seaside cottage and the grim utilitarianism of a palisade fortress. Greenwald, who has designed homes for Ralph Lauren and other habitués of the Hamptons, keeps the interior similarly stripped down, with a functional, no-muss layout that feels bracingly manageable rather than pointedly austere. Here, the lower level features a sunken great room with a stacked stone wall, fireplace, and mahogany windows and doors, and an unostentatious tiled-wall kitchen. Upstairs, the wood-ceilinged master bedroom looks out over the water, with the master bathroom next door in the upper level of the home's corner tower. The landscaping continues the home's no-frills feel (which, ironically, was no doubt stupendously expensive to achieve) with a minimalist design by Joseph Tyree. It's important to note here that though the brokerbabble refers to the home as being "a stone's throw from the ocean", that's a stone that would have to sail over a busy highway and a row of rather large beachfront homes before it could drop into the briny drink with a satisfying plop. Distance from the ocean notwithstanding, the home is asking $12.3M, representing a $1M discount off its original listing price.
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