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Oceanfront access is one of the most sought-after features in one of the country’s most sought-after neighborhoods and this Sagaponack, New York, home has 250 feet of frontage to the Atlantic Ocean.
Current owner Elie Tahari, famous for his mark on New York’s fashion world, has decided he isn’t spending enough time at 135 Crestview Lane in the Hamptons so doesn’t need the peaceful retreat he has owned for the past seven years.
The three-bed, three-bath home sits on two-and-a-half acres behind a gated entry and provides a substantial amount of privacy from the rest of the world while being a welcoming space for family and friends to gather.
The home’s great room combines all the elements of an open floor plan but lets the view to the outdoors be the main feature of the room.
Notice the windows on the righthand side of the picture? They have a matching piece on the other side of the home and both act similar to a garage door that rolls all the way up so you can create a seamless transition to the outdoors.
The kitchen is part of the overall great room but is so subtly woven into the living space that it doesn’t dominate the relaxed beach house vibe of the lower level.
Adjacent to the living room is a space for more formal dining with enough room for at least a 12-person table.
The lower level reveals a few more sophisticated design details that upgrade the luxury aspect of the home. That see-through barrier on the side of the stairway is functional as a safety barrier but acts as a reflective surface to bounce light around the room and create an airy vibe.
The balcony helps draw the eye up so the beamed ceiling becomes part of the feel of the room as well.
The master bedroom comes with a private oceanfront view and walkout deck.
The master bathroom matches the level of luxury seen throughout the rest of the house with stunning marble and a step-down tub/shower set up that almost feels like it could be an outdoor shower.
Check out the rest of the photos to see the pool, outdoor dining area, and great views. The 4,500 square foot home is listed by Sotheby’s for $44.9M and also comes with plans for an extension already approved by the zoning board. They were developed by Stelle, LoMont, Rouhani, Architects who were the team behind Calvin Klein’s oceanfront estate.