There’s plenty to like about this Norman Jaffe-designed contemporary on Springs Fireplace Road. Most importantly there are 4.5 acres of land, which lead out to the nature preserve and Accabonac Harbor. The house was thoughtfully designed to frame the views; we’re crazy about the pool and spa, which make copious use of natural looking stonework. The house itself, of course, is also filled with the natural stone that Jaffe was known for in his designs, as well as soaring ceilings, unexpected fenestration, and copious natural wood. Corcoran’s Susan Ryan and Michael Schultz have the listing.
Now for the downsides, almost of all which stem from the 1980 vintage of the house. Just three bedrooms and two baths in an otherwise generous enough 3500 square feet: those 80s folks weren’t into the 8 bedroom, all en-suite palaces Hamptons buyers want today. It might be possible to add on or carve another bedroom and bath out of the space. The master bedroom is a good size, with a lovely view and a fireplace, but that mirrored wall (so 70s) has GOT to go. We hate the staircase: it does have a lightness to it, but as a certified klutz, we know we’re be tripping and falling on it within seconds. And (sorry), we’re really not feeling the kitchen. It’s just got too many weird angles for us.
All of these things are fixable without too much effort, we think. We’d want to get the price under $5 million to help pay for the work, but it’s a reasonable starting point, we think. What do you say? Do you like Jaffes?
For more, click here. 992 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton