Quogue, New York
A 5-acre modern, waterfront, dream estate on the pinnacle positioning on Quantuck Bay now awaits a new owner seeking a fun-filled luxury seaside lifestyle.
By: Katherine Gannon
The romantic modern architecture of this extraordinary Hampton house on Quantuck Bay in Quogue is expected in the work of the late world-renowned architect Norman Jaffee. Jaffe, known for his elegant precision of line and clarity of planes and volumes in his residential and commercial projects, is the consummate architect’s architect: admired for his neutral wood palette, manipulation of light, and modernist touches. Add to that contemporary functional ethos, a coveted waterfront site, and you have a livable work of art that is 2 & 4 Seascape Lane.
Just the way this modern masterpiece sits on its manicured peninsula is unprecedented and the theatrical approach to the estate, at the end of a cul-de-sac, down a long tree-lined lane, is clearly intended to create anticipation; and she doesn’t disappoint. The established landscaping and lush foliage give you a sense of the wide-open spaces to come, and then the pièce de résistance: the striking views across the bay to the ocean! “Boasting nearly 700 feet of bulkheaded bay frontage with two docks is literally the best of what Quogue offers in a waterfront location,” explains the number one broker in The Hamptons, Tim Davis, licensed associate real estate broker for The Corcoran Group, “Southwest views across the bay to the ocean and magical sunset views, is what discerning Global buyers have been waiting for.”
2 & 4 Seascape Lane defines modern architecture with an open floor plan that provides connectivity and spatial excitement which creates a lyrical dialogue between architecture and nature. The expansive 6,200-plus- square-foot residence with 5,844-square-feet of outdoor decking offers a strong indoor/outdoor bond while carefully balancing the connection and openness to privacy and serenity.
The peaked rooflines and wood siding exterior belies its modern deluxe interiors that begin in the double-height entry foyer featuring an elegant modern stairway. A grand high-ceilinged living room on the first level can accommodate friends and family in comfortable spaciousness, or to enjoy a lovely fireplace. Off the living room is a large formal dining room. The sleek and sophisticated gourmet kitchen includes every nuance for meal preparation, expansive countertops, and eat-in areas and adjoining glass enclosed solarium. The main level presents four bedrooms and bathrooms including a junior master bedroom suite. each more charming than the other, and brings into view majestic sunsets that will surely inspire you. The master bedroom on the second floor takes up nearly the entire space and offers peaceful views, a coved wood slat ceiling, and a most elegant marble bath with large walk-in shower. The office/sitting room presents a wall of glass affording big sky and bay/ocean views.
In taking the journey from one end of the house to another, you’ll wonder, “The new owner will be truly fortunate to choose from the abundance of places of comfort and repose. To observe the quality of changing light over the days, experience the slow changes of seasons, the rain, wind, sun, sky, snow, and the sea,” mused Tim Davis. Connecting to the outdoors and the natural elements in this Quogue location is priceless and unique.
Once outside, one can experience expansive wrap-around decks allow for quiet nestling and contemplating or gathering with family and friends while enjoying the beauty of an extraordinary site. Davis highlights, “The 20 x 50-foot pool, spa, and sundeck offer wide-open views and offshore breezes from Quantuck Bay to the Atlantic Ocean. Outdoor activities include a tennis court, professional putting green, and 100-foot stationary pier with 30-foot floating dock.”The architectural haven is the ideal entertainment paradise, deserving of its 700 feet of bragging rights.
It may seem odd that you would dare to venture off the ground, but let’s face it, we all get cabin fever, and after all, the two docks are screaming for your yachts to venture to sea. Whether you cruise the bay or decide to navigate the lush and scenic tree-lined village streets, Quogue has much to offer. Coveted for its private seaside beaches, joyful proximity to incredible eateries on the East End, and a short distance from fashionable shopping boutiques, Quogue also boasts nearby wineries where you can sample the most delightful Rosé amongst lush, pastoral vineyards. On summer evenings, you’ll find families, couples, and relaxation seekers leisurely strolling through the main streets of nearby villages with family and friends, enjoying mouthwatering gelatos, and sipping fragrant cappuccinos. Having easy access to New York City, a two-hour drive door to door, and a mere minutes to Westhampton Airport which accommodates private planes including Air Force One, is a bonus.
The majestic estate at 2 & 4 Seascape Lane is a reminder of the power of architecture and its architect’s adventurous spirit. It will forever be a treasured oasis on a slice of heavenly land that brings you closer to a quiet place in one’s mind and where you’ll enjoy living in a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
2 & 4 Seascape Lane is offered at $18,750,000