GATED COMPOUND. An estate on more than five acres in Upper Brookville is on the market for $15 million. The 10,000-square-foot main house, a six-bedroom, 6.5-bath Georgian brick Colonial, boasts a double bridal staircase, 20-foot ceilings and a 1,500-square foot walk-in closet off the master bath. The carriage house is currently used as an exotic car showhouse, and holds 15 automobiles. It features 24-inch slab Absolute Granite floors and its own lounge, and is fully heated and air conditioned and has a surround-sound system. The property's 2,000-square-foot pool house overlooks a 50-foot pool and is fitted with a state-of-the-art kitchen, living room, bedroom and full basement. The manicured grounds include Italian statuary and rose gardens, and the gated property is located next to the exclusive Muttontown Club. It is listed with Shawn Elliott of Shawn Elliott Luxury Homes & Estates.
ART AND LIGHT. The owners of this ultra-contemporary five-bedroom, 3.5-bath Brookville home have just listed it for $1.698 million. On the market only two weeks, the open, light-filled house features high ceilings and plenty of windows, with views of the pool from every bedroom. There is also a tennis court on the wooded two-acre property. Owner Jamie Price moved to the house 20 years ago so she and her family could have the best of both worlds. "I wanted the Hamptons outside and the city inside," she says. And the eclectic pop art that's displayed throughout her home? Price says a number of the sculptures and some of the wall art, such as the American flag hanging in the great room, were designed by family friend Thierry Guetta, better known as Mr. Brainwash from the Banksy documentary "Exit Through The Gift Shop." The rest of the collection comes from her husband's love of retro art, vintage furniture and rock 'n' roll memorabilia, and most of it will be sold to galleries after the family moves. The home is listed with Jill Little of Laffey Fine Homes.
'HOUSES' UPDATE. Since taking over the exclusive sales and marketing for the Houses at Sagaponac, real estate firm Brown Harris Stevens has revamped the project to offer potential buyers more flexibility. Unlike previous offerings, buyers will now be able to purchase land only, with 11 lots currently available for sale, in sizes ranging from 1.3 to 2.6 acres and prices ranging from about $600,000 to $725,000. If buyers are interested in buying land with a home, there is the option to purchase the completely restored Frank Lloyd Wright Bachman Wilson House for $5 million and have it moved to Sagaponack from its currently location in New Jersey. One of the lots at the Houses at Sagaponac is reserved specifically for this option, and the land is included in the sale price. If buyers are interested in a new home, they have the option of using any of the original plans for the lots; having a home designed by one of the new architects recently added to the project; or bringing in an architect of their own. Noted Long Island builder Joe Farrell purchased nine lots three months ago, and of the remaining lots, one is set aside as a reserve. The original concept for the development offered plans for 32 modernist homes on 34 lots, designed by leading architects, with architect Richard Meier serving as an adviser. However, only eight homes were ever built, and in 2005, the project's visionary, Harry “Coco” Brown Jr., died. The remaining lots were sold to developers Millennium Partners and David Hamamoto, and a new spec house was built in 2010 by Reinhardt, O’Brien, Oza + Company. Today, Ingrid Brownyard and Amelia Doggwiler of Brown Harris Stevens are the exclusive agents for the development.