Friday morning’s snowstorm may have caused delays on the roads, but not this deal. The modern home at 159 Atlantic Avenue, just one block from the ocean, closed for $8.35 million.
Timothy O’Connor of Brown Harris Stevens represented the seller and Michael Schultz of Corcoran brought the buyer, in what is one of the first larger sales on the East End so far in 2022.
The home was listed in April for $9.995 million and underwent two price reductions. The last ask was $8.895 million.
Designed by Bates Masi + Architects in 2017, O’Connor has said the home was inspired by its seaside setting. “Although completely modern in its aesthetic and construction, the home is directly tied to local history — inspired in part by the nearby historic Life-Saving Station, used for generations to provide lookout and rescue boats for shipwrecked sailors,” he said.
The 3,000-square-foot house plus a separate guest cottage offers five bedrooms and seven total baths. “The main house is infused with natural light, with glass walls surrounding nearly the entirety of the central living space on the second level,” according to the listing.
The open layout for the living room, dining room, and kitchen all feature European white oak floors and ceilings with exposed steel beams. The chef”s kitchen is a minimalistic space with “well-thought-out custom touches throughout,” such as European white oak cabinets and high-end appliances.
On the south side of the kitchen, doors open onto the deck, where there is an outdoor built-in kitchen and plenty of space for entertaining. On the north side, from the great room, there are stairs that lead to the rooftop deck and stairs that lead down to the pool area.
An elevated lawn and mahogany decking surround a 28-foot by 10-foot gunite swimming pool. A custom pocket glass door leads into the family room on the first level, where there is also a kitchenette.
The first level also houses three ensuite bedrooms, including the luxurious master suite. The master has its own private deck, a laundry room, and a half bath.
There are also two outdoor showers — yes, two — and an outdoor foot-wash (so you don’t track sand into the house when you return from the beach!).