A custom-built, lakefront house at 225 East Lake Drive in Montauk, listed for $6.499 million with Chris Coleman at Compass, offers beautiful sunset views. The house with coastal vibes has well-manicured grounds including a rolling yard down to the lake, where there is 113 feet of water frontage.
Located minutes from downtown Montauk and next to the Montauk Lake Club, the 3,700-square-foot house is tucked back off the road. The property, just shy of an acre, has a gated entrance. A detached two-car garage has an office above it with a full bathroom — perfect for peace and quiet if you’re working remotely.
A stone path leads under a wisteria-covered trellis and lush plantings to the entry of this traditional-style home. The front doors open to a light-filled open living room with with a stone fireplace. Sliding glass doors allow for a view of the water to the west. A wide wooden deck with recessed lighting in the white, bead-board ceiling provide a space for seaside dining and relaxation, both day and night.
Wainscoting and crown moldings are used throughout the open space. The eat-in kitchen features ceiling-high, white cabinetry, Carrera marble countertops, and stainless steel appliances from Wolf, Sub-Zero, and Miele, including a built-in coffee/espresso machine and wine fridge. There is seating for six at the large L-shaped island and an adjacent dining area, which also has sliders, these that open to the pool and patio area, on the east side of the property.
The half-bathroom on the first floor is zen-inspired, designed by Rosemary Scollan, who did all the interior design work. There is a stacked stone wall from Ann Sacks and a sink made of petrified wood that rests on a wood platform that cut from an old black walnut tree.
Pocket doors lead to a den/home office, which has custom built-ins. The first of five bedrooms is located on the first floor; a junior master suite with water views and a full bathroom.
Upstairs, there are four bedrooms, including a master suite, which has sliding glass doors that lead to a wraparound wooden balcony with shingled railing, perfect for taking in those sunsets. Two guest bedrooms share a full bathroom, while the third, a junior master-suite, has an ensuite and access to the balcony, as well. There are even stairs that lead directly to the yard from the second-floor deck.
Antique red oak flooring and radiant heat is used throughout the house, and there is a Sonos sound system both inside and out. There is a Hydro Air System for rapid heating, central vacuum, and generator.
The basement is partially finished and holds a large recreational area, big enough for a pool table. Along with a bathroom, there is a laundry area.
A heated gunite pool, surrounded by a patio, is located on the east side of the property, between the garage and the house. There is also a fire pit, an outdoor shower, and several spots for outdoor lounging and dining.