This old barn used to be part of Grosvenor Atterbury‘s estate. Who? Of course you know who he is: the architect who built many of the Hamptons’ finest homes, as well as Forest Hills Gardens. When he was a teenager who summered in Shinnecock Hills, his family home was designed by Stanford White. Atterbury interned at McKim, Mead & White and then struck out on his own.
The barn was formerly used as a carriage house, part of the Atterbury estate which also included a main house, studio, and two guest houses. Now it’s a three-bedroom, two bath home, available for $940K, and listed by Michaela Keszler and Luisa Keszler of Douglas Elliman.
Other positive aspects of the property include a generous one-acre plot with pool and private water access to both the bay and ocean. Obviously, some money should be invested into updating the interiors, but the raffish charm of the barn structure should be maintained. One caveat: the property abuts Montauk Highway. We note, however, that the immediate area is not built up, so that’s not a giant negative. It’s hard to come up with comps for a unique property such this one, but it seems reasonable, depending on the amount of work involved.
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