This is a rare opportunity to own a home created by a noted interior designer as his personal residence. Acclaimed Manhattan- and Hamptons-based Robert Stilin, a member of Architectural Digest’s prestigious AD100, is known for marrying strong clean lines, rich warm palettes, and striking architectural details. His East Hampton home—designed in collaboration with seasoned architect Frank Greenwald—feels perfectly at home in the village, reflecting and respecting the local landscape and traditions.
Inspired by vintage potato barns, the L-shaped home is a sophisticated farmhouse with a rugged cedar-shingled façade, oversized paned windows, classic shiplap-style interior paneling, a lofty pitched roof, and lush enveloping greenery. Stilin’s aesthetic juxtaposes wall space for dynamic contemporary art with vintage fixtures and finishes that are simple, soulful, and strong. Fittingly, then, this home is ideal for displaying a carefully curated collection, and windows admit a gentle painterly light. While much of its style is rooted in tradition, every space is full of inventive touches, such as ceiling beams of unfinished satin-sanded ash sourced from Stilin’s family’s lumber company in Wisconsin, custom ebony-finished kitchen cabinet doors, grooved paneling on the living room walls, and a striking stucco fireplace outdoors.
An entry courtyard with climbing vines, bluestone tiles, and a gracefully arching tree introduces the picturesque charm and inviting ease that pervades the home. Public spaces are geared toward indoor-outdoor living, with the entryway leading directly to the heart of the home, a substantial kitchen and dining area. Warm and utterly livable, the kitchen is thoughtfully outfitted with a Sub-Zero refrigerator, a butcher-block-topped island with counter seating, a farm sink, a sizeable pantry, and a stainless-steel range with two ovens, four burners, a griddle, and a grill. The formal living room is accented by a beamed ceiling and an oversized wood-burning fireplace framed in sleek unfinished ash. French doors in many spaces—the living room, the kitchen, and a nearby den with a wet bar and a three-quarter bath—open directly to bluestone-tile terraces and the serene backyard.
On the upper level, the owner’s suite and a similarly spacious guest bedroom and bath share a cozy, relaxing living area that offers plentiful bookshelves and a fireplace. One walk-in closet can easily be converted to a home office. The owner’s bedroom is a restful retreat with hardwood floors and built-in bookshelves, while its generous en suite bath boasts dual sinks in a marble slab, a glass-walled shower, and a soaking tub set beside a sunny window—all fitted with fixtures from Waterworks. From the main level, a second set of stairs leads to a secluded guest apartment that offers visitors their own pocket of privacy, with a quiet bedroom tucked beneath the roof’s pitch, a stylish three-quarter bath, and its own living space. A first-floor guest suite enjoys its own access to a backyard terrace.
Life in the Hamptons, of course, is much about outdoor enjoyment, and this home accommodates that with ease. The pastoral rear grounds are kept immensely private by walls of mature greenery. It includes bluestone terraces—one with a fireplace and a minimalist water feature, another with space perfect for grilling—impeccably manicured trees and shrubs, and a refreshing swimming pool. The stucco chimney adorned with vibrant Virginia creeper vines frames the idyllic scene. The coveted south-of-the-highway location is mere minutes from ocean beaches and the restaurants and shops of the village.
Originally dubbed Maidstone by the Puritans who settled in 1648, East Hampton's Main Street and tree-lined lanes are dotted with preserved homes spanning several eras and styles. Soak up the old world charm with a meal at 1770 House, on the links at the Maidstone Club, or visit Guild Hall. The Pollock Krasner House is a hallmark of the art scene. Don’t forget the beaches- Main, Georgica, Wiborg, Egypt Lane, and Two Mile Hollow.
AVERAGE SALE PRICE 2018 (Village): $5,861,534
AVERAGE SALE PRICE 2018: $1,350,315
FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Cove Hollow Tavern
DON'T MISS: LongHouse Reserve
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