Architect Russell Groves Seeks $1.85M for His East Hampton Home
Accomplished architect and 2016 HC&G Innovation in Design Awards judge Russell Groves is letting go of the East Hampton home he meticulously renovated.
Located at 50 Montauk Avenue, the property existed as a classic 1970s ranch when Groves first set eyes on it in 2013. After a top-to-bottom overhaul that included a new roof, siding, windows and doors, as well as a total reconfiguration of the layout, the home has been revitalized both functionally and aesthetically.
The kitchen is new as well and designed, by Groves, with grey lacquer cabinets, stone countertops and stainless steel appliances.
Bathrooms are now adorned with grey Baltic stone and complemented with metallic accents.
The three-bedroom, two-bath modernist retreat sits on 1.5 acres of land, which the architect fully embraced by planting indigenous moss and ferns. Tall trees encircle the 1,800 square-foot home forming a haven of privacy. In the backyard, a long gunite pool dazzles against lush greenery while tiered wooden platforms provide the ultimate spot to lounge in the sun.
According to Curbed, Groves purchased the property in 2013 for $685,000 and briefly listed it in 2015 for $1.05 million and then $1.2 million.
The longtime Manhattan resident is praised in the design community and has completed both public and private projects for tastemakers like Michael Kors, Derek Lam, and Frederic Fekkai.
Jessica J. von Hagn and Kimberly Kakerbeck of Brown Harris Stevens have the listing.