We’re all for individual taste and expression in interior design. We welcome it. In our view, it’s better to express yourself, even if it’s a little vulgar and not in the best taste, rather than live with some bland cookie cutter home decorated with perfect taste and no style by someone else.
The exterior of the property, owned by Jay and Rema Goldberg (Jay represented Trump during various divorces), is fine: plain, simple, shingled; set on nearly six acres with a pool. Great.
The ugly lurks within. Go inside and find “Turn-of-the-century French interiors, designed by world renowned designers…” Name and shame, we say. Name and shame.
According to the listing, the great room interior as well as what looks like an office are done in French art nouveau. A little maybe. (Though somewhere Siegfried Bing is weeping.) The wallpaper and a couple of mirrors are art nouveau. The Aubusson tapestries in the office? Nope.
The space includes some kind of weird double fireplace with carved head fire surrounds. Uh….OK. (Reminds us of Societe du Vin, also in Bridgehampton.) Wait, we meant to write “one of the most majestic and unique double fireplaces in the Hamptons.”
The property, represented by Christopher Burnside at Brown Harris Stevens, is asking $8 million. How reasonable that is, we cannot say, not without seeing the rest of the house. It’s going to require quite a bit of renovation.
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