Tour an Architectural Masterpiece in Montauk

David Adjaye, visionary architect of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture and shortlisted candidate to design the Barack Obama Presidential Library, is recognized for his bold, straightforward forms and artful consideration of context.

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At first blush, the silhouette and gray-shingled façade of this home — a 7,500-square-foot Hamptons retreat that commands an exquisite span of ocean frontage from its regal perch on the raw coastal bluffs of Montauk — suggest something more typical of East Hampton.

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But the unique perspective of the Ghanaian British architect, who is recognized for using “a different toolbox,” becomes apparent with one glimpse of the inviting contemporary interiors.

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Adjaye’s focus on the way the light and air flow through and fill each space is particularly apt for this seaside setting, where his designs create a remarkable tranquility. His dedication to distinctive materials is apparent throughout, from the stylish professional-grade kitchen — equipped to the hilt with professional-grade stainless-steel appliances — to the two family rooms, the ocean-view master suite, and the lower-level screening room.

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The focal point of the six-bedroom sanctuary is its magnificent great room, which unites relaxed living and dining areas around a stalwart dual-sided stone fireplace.

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On the ocean side of the home, eye-catching architectural elements extend to the outdoors, where covered lounging and dining areas look out over native plantings, sea grasses, the elegant swimming pool, and the spa toward awe-inspiring bluffs and the sea.

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The high bluff and Montauk Moorlands shelter this special place, creating total privacy, overlooking one of Montauk’s most exclusive coves known for its world class surfing and fishing.

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Montauk, NY | $29,500,000 | Rylan Jacka 516.702.5707

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