Bridgehampton Idea House, Estate of the Day
I love a good idea house where a bunch of high end designers work on one upscale home, now you can get one in the Hamptons at a discount .Braden Keil at the New York Post broke the story that the 2005 Hamptons Cottages & Gardens Idea House is on the market and was just reduced by $3 million. Hamptons C&G publisher Richard Ekstract and his wife, Eileen are selling the eight-bedroom, 7,500-square-foot Bridgehampton mansion which is on 3.7 acres. The home includes a master suite with a private media room, a sitting room and a dressing room. The lower level includes staff quarters. The ground are also home to a 40-foot-by-40-foot pool. There's a little bit of design house schizophrenia going on here where the rooms don't really share an overarching theme but it's contemporary and impressive in the way that a Hamptons house should be. It reminds me of a bit of the house that Gordon Gekko had in Wall Street. In the Post, Ekstract is quoted as joking that now, at $15 million instead of the original $18 million, the price is too cheap. It is listed by both Corcoran and Prudential Douglas Elliman.
UPDATE: This home is now listed at $8.45 million.
Gallery: Bridgehampton Idea House