A Funky Architect-Designed Springs House with Dock Under $1M


This house, by maverick postmodern architect Charles Moore, is far from ordinary. A magnificent two-story concrete fireplace anchors the home, while Moore’s interior planes form nooks and shelters for different activities.

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Donlyn Lyndon, professor of architecture at UC Berkeley, said, “Charles wanted to give people a chance to put their own things in and to discover different qualities in a place than the first, most obvious ones, rather than reducing architecture to something completely minimal that then people wander around in.” Interesting fenestration allows light to enter the home at different times of the day.

That said, if we were the buyer, we’d be investing in some white (or pale grey) paint to reduce the impact of all that knotty pine. Also we’d put in a pool. Other than that, this property, asking $925K and represented by Bryan Midlam, Vanessa Mothes, and Mata McAskill at Compass, seems like a good deal to us. There’s 2200 square feet with four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The kitchens and bathrooms could stand updating, but aren’t too bad as is. Outside, there’s 0.60 of an acre of land, including a sought-after dock, and the new buyers can use the private local beach.

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For more, see here. 15 Isle of Wight Road, East Hampton