Mid-Century Modern design is sometimes referred to as “cold”. While it’s true that too much metal furniture, stark lines, and shiny, spare white walls can create a less than welcoming environment, decorators who know what they’re doing use color, texture, and materials. natural to create an inviting space. .
This simply designed home in the schmancy Hamptons village of Sagaponack might feel a bit cold if it was filled with indifferent furniture and artwork. Yet design classics and spirited works of art enliven and warm every room. These include a pea green Hans Wegner Papa Bear chair, a few Warhol flower prints, Russell Woodard chairs, Panton taper chairs and a classic Mies sofa. Even the Milton Glaser poster from Bob Dylan’s greatest hits album adds to the lively and cozy vibe.
Built in 2008 and set on 1.4 acres of lush lawns and gardens, the 8,455 square foot home is priced at $14.5 million. The listing agents are Tim Davis and Thomas P. Davis of Corcoran. The spacious home could easily seem cavernous, but it’s not, as all the spaces blend seamlessly into one another. The grand entrance and generous living room lead to a first floor guest suite and home office, perfect for the post-coronavirus work environment. The large kitchen, with its huge marble island, includes a comfortable living and dining area. Light pours into the high-ceilinged space through seven oversized single-glazed windows that also offer sweeping views of the lush green surroundings.
Upstairs, the four en-suite bathrooms include the master suite, with its marble open double shower that resembles a European wet room. There is also access to a large terrace and a staircase leading to the garden and swimming pool. With two additional bedrooms, two additional bathrooms, a games room, wine cellar and gym, the lower level is made for recreation, guests and/or staff. In total there are seven bedrooms and six bathrooms, plus three shower rooms.
Perhaps the land is the most alluring part of this property. The dining terrace, with classic modern chairs, is huge, perfect for summer parties and covered by a vine-covered pergola. The lush lawn leads to the 18 x 44′ gunite pool, with a pool house complete with its own bar and bathroom for relaxing after the sun. The location is great too, off the beaten track but close to town and the beach.
Tax records show that the owners of this beautiful place are financier Bob Eide and his wife Gwen. Records reveal the art and design-savvy couple also own an apartment in Manhattan’s Lenox Hill, which is also filled with Eames and Saarinen chairs, as well as an iconic Warhol soup can, and is also up for sale, for just over $5.6 million.