One of only a couple houses designed by the legendary George Nelson, this extraordinary home is nestled on the top of a hill on nearly an acre of land that backs up to Montauk Point State Park and offers extraordinary 360 degree water views overlooking Lake Montauk, Long Island Sound, Big Reed Pond and the Atlantic Ocean. A true mid-century modern masterpiece, the home was designed by connecting several hexagonal shapes of various sizes to form a complete structure. Every room is hexagonal in shape with floor to ceiling windows in the main living areas which not only offer amazing views, but allow an abundance of natural light the entire day. Even at night, the illusion of natural light is provided through illuminated skylights. The 2,700 square foot home features 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, oversized two-car garage, two massive floor to ceiling inlaid stone fireplaces, domed skylights, salt water pool, patio with outdoor living area and a roof deck overlooking Montauk with views over the Long Island sound to Connecticut and New York.
The home was later purchased from the original family by an artist from New York City where he used the property as an art studio and city escape as did so many other famous painters of the area had in the past including Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko and Andy Warhol. Inspired by the potential of the property and the creative vibes it exudes, Hall of Fame Architect Lauren Rottet purchased the house in March of 2012 where she immediately began careful renovations and improvements with respect to the original design to revive the property.
The history of creative genius linked with the property is still evident today through both the architecture and interiors. George Nelson furniture, such as the classic marshmallow sofa, is seamlessly mixed among an eclectic collection of pieces from local stores and antique shops along with furniture from Ms. Rottet’s new collection—a line inspired by the house itself called Montauk Gray. The giant walls of the home also serve as a museum to display incredible works by well-known artists such as Kiki Smith, Alexander Calder, Gavin Perry, Tauba Auerbach and Larry Poons.+ More