An Award-Winning Architect and NYT Columnist List Their East Hampton Modern

Designed by award-winning architect Michael Haverland, with his co-owner and partner Philip Galanes, this mesmerizing modern just listed for $4.995 million. Made a stop on the Museum of Modern Art’s tour of iconic houses in East Hampton, it is a one-of-a-kind home that could only have come to life at the hands of this talented pair.

With creations formerly featured in HC&G and counting a Shelter Island home he reworked for the CEO of Knoll, Haverland is no stranger to making headlines for his designs. Meanwhile, Galanes, an avid collector, novelist, and NYT columnist of Social Q’s, seems quite busy writing headlines. The author also employed his magnificent eye in mastering the design of their 3,800-square-foot prize. Throughout, it looks like a dream from the 1960s, but the duo built it just 15 years ago.

The open floor plan and bold steel windows, which mirror those seen in old industrial lofts, create the modernist feel with a dash of pizzazz. Infused with plenty of personality, all the spaces showcase eclectic furniture and artwork, as well as salvaged materials. A glorious library with antique oak doors accompanies sun-drenched living areas, three bedrooms, a groovy kitchen, and more. There’s even a 600-square-foot art studio.

Perched on almost an acre, the pool and patio sit ready for sublime summer evenings. By setting the house at the back of the lot, Haverland and Galanes also had room to nurture a large front lawn. The icing on top of the outdoors? The unique site provides an effortlessly natural landscape since it borders a six-acre reserve.

Cee Scott Brown and Jack Pearson of Compass hold the enticing modern listing.