A Los Angeles couple with roots in the tri-state area recently went into contract on this unusual Southampton home, which will be featured in a cable TV show.
Ricci DeMartino, a stylist originally from Connecticut, says he “fell in love” with the unique modular architecture after seeing a rendering. After he showed it to his husband, Peter DiCecco, a Disney Music executive, “it was just something that we had to own.”
Locust Valley-based architect Greg Andrea designed the 2,800-square-foot home, which is listed for $1.795 million. He describes it as an example of urbane escapism. A three-story tower punctuates the exterior, which includes a pool house den on the first floor and a second-floor office. There, a top-level observation deck offers views of the water over a nearby nature preserve.
The four-bedroom, 4.5-bath home on a 0.75-acre lot consists of five small buildings connected by breezeways and a wooden bridge. It was inspired by a similar 4,500-square-foot home which Andrea designed and built in North Haven in 2000.
The home’s interior features slat white wood walls; the kitchen includes a Sub-Zero refrigerator with a glass door and a Thermador stove and dishwasher. A kitchen island is finished in slat wood as well.
Vanities in the bathrooms are cantilevered to the slat-wood walls, Andrea says. Sleek Porcelanosa fixtures from Spain are used throughout the home.
DeMartino says he and his husband were house hunting on the East End to be closer to their families. While it will be a vacation home now, it could become a permanent residence as their daughters, now ages 3 and 2, grow older.
DeMartino says he is hoping to close in mid-July and spend much of August in the home. The home will also be featured on an upcoming episode of “House Hunters,” which could tape in August as well.