Funky Double A Frame in Hampton Bays with Private Beach Access

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We love A frame houses. They peaked in popularity between the mid-1950s and 1970s, when the idea of a modern weekend home was enticing to the newly moneyed middle class. They were most popular in the mountains, we think, because the steep roof pitch enabled it to shed snow easily, but they were also built in beach areas because they were affordable. One of the best known A frames is the Elizabeth Reese House, built in Sagaponack by Andrew Geller in 1955. Published in the New York Times, this design helped popularize the A frame.

All photos via Elliman

There aren’t that many of them left now: many were bulldozed for more traditional styles, but we still love their fun, funky midcentury optimism. This example could be called a double A frame, which makes for some interesting loftlike interiors. Yes, it could use some updating–how about a fun new kitchen with retro colored appliances–but seems basically fine as is. In all, there are three bedrooms and two baths in 1700 square feet. The lot size is 0.34 of an acre.

One of the best parts of the property, repped by Constance Porto, Anne Marie Francavilla, and Carol Pugliese at Elliman, is the private deeded right of way to the Shinnecock bay beach. The house, which is surrounded by decks, also boasts water views. Asking price is $849,000.

For more, click here17A Hampton Harbor Road, Hampton Bays