A two-parcel, 5-acre waterfront property in Quogue, New York, that offers a Norman Jaffe-designed residence, hit the market Monday for just under $18 million.
The modernist beach house, the kind of property for which the late architect Jaffe was best known, has 7,850 square feet of living space with five bedrooms and six bathrooms, according to the listing with Enzo Morabito of Douglas Elliman.
The home was designed in 1987 by Jaffe, who was inducted as a fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 1991, two years before he died at the age of 61 after disappearing while swimming in the ocean.
Like most of Jaffe’s rustic modernist beach houses—he was responsible for more than 50 houses in the Hamptons—this home features natural woods, strong geometric lines and angles to maximize natural light and views, Mr. Morabito said.
“The home is a timeless masterpiece. It’s a work of art,” he said. “The rooms have spectacular views across Quantuck Bay out to the ocean and gorgeous sunsets at the point.”
The property has a tennis court, an Olympic-sized swimming pool with a spa and a sundeck that can entertain up to 50 guests, and a putting green, Mr. Morabito said.
It also has nearly 700 feet of bulkhead (also known as seawall), including two docks and a 100-foot stationary pier, according to the listing.
The owner, a financial executive, bought the parcels for a combined $7.75 million in 2001, property records show. He could not be immediately reached for comment.
Quogue, a village in the Town of Southampton, is about a two-hour drive from Manhattan.
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