East Hampton, NY

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$800,000 Sold Price
Sold on 7/21/2023
4 Beds
2.5 Baths
3400 SF
Built In 2008
Listing ID 730014
Property Type Residential
County Suffolk
Township East Hampton
Hamlet East Hampton
Area East Hampton Northwest
Total Tax $11,642
Tax ID 0300-092.00-03.00-036.000
FEMA Flood Map fema.gov/portal
Year Built 2008
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Bioscleave House (Life-Span Extending Villa) is a unique design by famous, international, avant-garde artists Madeline Gins and Arakawa - proteges of the surrealist artist Marcel Duchamp - who have shown and published their work worldwide producing many radical books and iconoclastic exhibitions including The Guggenheim Museum.Here is a singular, rare masterwork - the only house they designed and built to test 50 years of research through this experimental, provocative laboratory. It is an "architectural body" studio-house - a stimulating environment for healthy living.There are two connected houses: The "back" Bioscleave House and the "front" original A-frame house. The new "back" house is an addition, a landscape of shifting forms punctuated by 52 colors. It is a 2,700-sq. ft. modernist, cubist design - is connected by a new link to the original and also architecturally significant 1960's "front" 900 sq. ft. house - designed by Harvard architect Carl Koch - inspired by the Bauhaus as a new kind of simple, economical, modern summer cottage. The "front" house has a living room with fireplace, two bedrooms, one and one-half baths, full basement, oil heating and air conditioning, and floor-to-ceiling sliding doors and windows. In total, the two houses and the "in-between" link form an architectural collage containing 3,400 sq. ft. with four bedrooms, two and a half baths, studio/study room (or fifth bedroom), a traditional living room with fireplace and a large, sunken "Italian" country kitchen, a raised dining and work platform - surrounded by 4 Arakawa/Gin's "landing sites" large, high and open cubic volumes. There are many "metaphysical" small slopes, hills, nooks and crannies made of Japanese rammed earth country floor to stimulate the feet, a kind of kaleidoscopic laboratory or incubator for living well and longer. The two houses, simple and complex and the link create an upbeat, energetic collective compound, a cultural and architectural collection. This is a rare work for living life as perpetual exercise in an environmental juxtaposition for puzzling about living life as art and art as living life, inside and out, and as Arakawa/Gins believed possibly forever.
Property Details
  • 4 Total Bedrooms
  • 2 Full Baths
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 3400 SF
  • 1.10 Acres
  • Built in 2008
  • 1 Story
  • Available 6/01/2021
  • Modern Style
  • Full Basement
Interior Features
  • Other Kitchen Counter
  • Oven/Range
  • Den/Office
  • Kitchen
  • First Floor Primary Bedroom
  • First Floor Bathroom
  • 1 Fireplace
  • Forced Air
  • Oil Fuel
  • Central A/C
Exterior Features
  • Frame Construction
  • Room For Pool
  • Survey
  • Tennis Surface: None
  • Private View
Taxes and Fees
  • $11,642 City Tax
  • $11,642 Total Tax
  • Tax Year 2020
  • HOA: Hamptons Waters Association
Sale Information
  • Sold on 7/21/2023
  • Sold for $800,000
  • Buyer's Agent: JB Jose B. DosSantos
  • Company: Brown Harris Stevens (East Hampton)
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Office: 631-903-6147
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