As we wrote a few weeks ago, we love A frames and their fun midcentury optimism. They peaked in popularity between the mid-1950s and 1970s, when the idea of a modern weekend home was enticing to the newly moneyed middle class. Their small size and simple design tended to make them affordable. Not that many are left now.
This one, in East Quogue, has been beautifully updated, lightened and brightened with such touches as stainless steel cable railings, stainless counters in the kitchen, and white pine floors. Of course there are plenty of windows and skylights as well. There are just two bedrooms and two baths in the 1700 square foot house: perfect for a single person or couple.
Outside, there’s a very generous 5.5 acres of land with your own hiking trails, and the gardens are nicely planted with hydrangeas, roses, azaleas, forsythia, and rhododendron. The indoor pool, of gunite, is located in its own pool house and can be heated via solar energy or propane. The pool house boasts its own deck and stone patio, skylights, and sliding glass doors.
Asking price for the property, repped by Edward Kurosz and Susan Ribeiro at Douglas Elliman, is $754,000. We haven’t the foggiest idea how reasonable that is: we’re too busy imagining moving in ourselves.
For more, click here. 24 Central Boulevard, East Quogue