HISTORY SELLS. An historic estate in Southampton recently sold for $8 million, according to the Long Island Real Estate Report. The classic Gambrel-style Colonial that originally hit the market in 2010 for $8.95 million was built at the turn of the 19th century for S. E. Tillman, a prominent military figure from West Point. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 5,000-square-foot home has eight bedrooms, six bathrooms and sits on 3.3 acres in one of the most sort-after neighborhoods in Southampton. "Now ready for restoration, this is a rare opportunity to create a state-of-the-art home without compromising its architectural integrity," says Hans von Schirach of Saunders & Associates, who was involved in the sale.
SOLD! Summer Hill, a 7-acre estate in Lattingtown built in 1913 and designed by architect Stanford White, has just sold for $3.2 million. The three-story 11,000 square-foot Colonial originally hit the market in late 2010 for $5.25 million. Over the years, the home was host to many commercials, photo shoots and even a made-for-television NBC movie about heiress Gloria Vanderbilt, "Little Gloria: Happy at Last" starring Bette Davis and Christopher Plummer. "It was a very interesting experience from seeing Bill Cosby eating Jell-O in my kitchen to watching Christopher Plummer, who was appearing on Broadway at the time, being whisked-off in a helicopter each afternoon for his 8 p.m. curtain call," says previous owner Laura Sommer, adding, "it was also a very profitable experience." Stephen Checca of Charles Rutenberg Realty was one of the listing agents.
SO MODERN. Peter Masi, award-winning architect at Bates+Masi, has just listed the East Hampton home he designed for $1.195 million. Built in 2002, the 2,000-square-foot , three-bedroom, two-bath house has been showcased in several design books and magazines, including Metropolitan New Home, and it sits on a half and acre of land. Notable features include oversized doors, an indoor-outdoor fireplace, clever built-in furniture, and an open air shower in the master bedroom. The property is a short walk from Gardiner's Bay. It is a co-exclusive listing of Brown Harris Stevens and Town & Country Real Estate.