The Sag Harbor area home of international sculpture artist Robert Hooke was added to the market earlier this month. The property, totaling four acres, presents an opportunity for a waterfront compound on one of the last remaining buildable parcels of its kind in the area. It was listed at $9.5 million with the Atlantic Team at Douglas Elliman Real Estate.
“This compound like estate has been within the same family since the early 1970s. It’s really a multigenerational family’s dream and the possibilities here are endless,” says Hara Kang, who listed it with team members Justin Agnello and James Keough. “There’s room to build two large residences with pools and pool houses. The pond that sits directly along Little Peconic Bay is a standout feature that truly marks this a one-of-a-kind trophy property.”
Located in the community of Northampton Shores, a 100-year-old waterfront community, his property consists of three lots. There is a main 1.4-acre parcel with a pre-existing non-conforming home with views of a large pond and Little Noyac Bay, an adjacent 1.66-acre lot with a tennis court, and a third non-contiguous property that holds a smaller pond, a bath house and a large deck overlooking 174 feet of bulk-headed waterfront.
The main home at 24 Central Avenue, a two-story, 2,000-square-foot house, offers three bedrooms and three bathrooms. It is positioned so it has a sunset views over water vistas and enjoys sea breezes during the summer. There certainly is potential here to build a larger home, pool and a pool house.
On the next parcel, the tennis court could be reconditioned or done away with to make room for a large guest house, pool and accessory structures. Meanwhile, the vacant lot at 5 Peconic Avenue provides western sunset views of Robins Island and the North Fork.
Hooke, who had a successful career in finance, also studied with Herbert Kallem at the School for the Visual Arts in New York and went on to have a second career in art, becoming known for his bronze and stone animal creations. His sculptures are in private, corporate and museum collections in Europe, Australia, Africa and the United States and he once had a gallery in Sag Harbor.