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In Fire Island Pines, a brush with Hollywood

Enjoy a night at the movies without leaving

Enjoy a night at the movies without leaving the confines of this Fire Island Pines home, a former summer getaway for film director John Schlesinger. The house is on the market for $2.2 million in September 2015. Photo Credit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Enjoy a night at the movies without leaving the confines of this Fire Island Pines home listed for $2.2 million, a former summer getaway for the late film director John Schlesinger.

A projection screen drops down in front of the oversized fireplace in the living room, says listing agent Vincent Petrarca of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, an experience completed by an "amazing sound system."

The three-bedroom Cape with two bathrooms and a half-bath on a 62-by-130-foot lot is one of several Fire Island Pines homes designed by architect Gary Stluka in the late '80s and early '90s and one of the first high-end houses built on the bay in 1989, says Petrarca.

The home include an eat-in kitchen equipped with stainless steel appliances and a pair of dishwashers, a formal dining room, high ceilings and hardwood floors. It is equipped with central air conditioning and heat; outside, there's a pool, a hot tub and a shower on a deck overlooking the bay.

Petrarca says the design was a response to the first wave of major development spearheaded by the sleek Modernism of designs by beach house architect Horace Gifford.

Schlesinger, who won an Academy Award for directing "Midnight Cowboy," rented the home for several summers. The current owner is a record executive.

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