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Montauk Tudor on market maintains '20s character

This Roaring '20s Tudor was built as part of developer Carl Fisher's efforts to turn Montauk into a summertime resort to complement his lucrative holdings in Miami Beach.

Now on the market for $2.85 million, the 3,800-square-foot, five-bedroom, five-bathroom house was completed in 1927 during the height of Fisher's Montauk building spree.

The home reflects Fisher's "signature style on the East End," says Edward Patrowicz, of The Corcoran Group, adding that the builder had visions of making Montauk the "Miami Beach of the North" after finding success in the South. The idea was that buyers would winter in Miami and summer in Montauk.

"It's got a lot of original detail. It's got a lot of character," he says. "They modernized it to a certain extent, but kept a lot of the original character."

The kitchen was recently renovated "with the serious chef in mind," according to the listing; other recent upgrades include a slate roof, new heat, hot water and water filtration systems and a generator panel.

As part of a full basement, there is a wine cellar that can hold hundreds of bottles.

The 0.68-acre double lot includes specimen trees and plantings that look "kind of like an oasis of color" from the sky, Patrowicz says.

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