A Laurel Hollow home designed by the late architect Norman Jaffe has been put on the market for the first time.
Referred to as Hilltop, the 3,988 square-foot home has remained in the same family since it was completed in 1991. It’s being offered for sale via an open auction scheduled for Nov. 11 at Manhattan’s Mark Hotel. The suggested opening bid is $999,000, says Mark Troen, chief operating officer of Sheldon Good & Co. and its Luxury Residences division, who is selling the property on behalf of the owner.
Troen notes that there is an undisclosed reserve on the house, meaning the owner has the right to refuse the highest bid.
Set on a gated 2-acre wooded parcel, the house possesses many of Jaffe’s signature touches, including the combined use of stone, glass, steel and wood. Walkways, steps and bridges were integrated into the landscape, which includes gardens and a light-reflecting 60-foot lap pool with a waterfall.
Interior features include a soaring entrance foyer, walls of glass, a massive two-sided granite fireplace, another stone fireplace in the master suite, and an open gourmet kitchen. There are a total of three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Amenities include a two-car garage with elevator access. A separate guesthouse with a finished basement is also on the property.
Interested bidders can view the property, at 1545 Laurel Hollow Rd., during open houses scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 20, 21, 27 and 28 and Nov. 3, 4 and 10.
More of Jaffe’s homes can be found on Long Island, especially in the Hamptons. His work is also represented in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University.