Harry Bates-Designed Haven Seen in HC&G’s 2022 Architecture Issue Asks $2.5M

It’s not every day that a Harry Bates-designed house comes on the market. The late architect designed this lovely home in 1981, the sellers moved in 2017, the home was featured in HC&G‘s Architecture Issue last August, and it was a stop on HC&G‘s inaugural 20th Century Modern House Tour with Hamptons 20th Century Modern. So, to say it has architectural prestige is an understatement.

But, the house hasn’t sat untouched for all these decades. The sellers, George Doomany and Norman Goldblatt, put a lot into restoring and upgrading 27 N Hollow’s house and garden. Meanwhile, across the coast, they also spent the last four years restoring a midcentury in Palm Springs and have been frequenting Southern California much more. “We feel like we inherited a legacy,” Doomany told HC&G in 2022 of their East Hampton beauty. Now, they are looking to pass the special property on to someone else.

The late Harry Bates, who was the Innovator Award recipient at the 2018 Hamptons Innovation in Design Awards, first made his way out to Long Island in 1960 when he built a small home for himself on Fire Island. In 1980, Bates moved his practice to the East End after building approximately 50 homes in the Hamptons. “Why live in the city when you can have a much better life in the Hamptons? It’s one of the most beautiful places in the world, any time of the year,” Bates wrote in a 2016 issue of HC&G. As a modernist architect, his designs included dramatic lines, minimal materials, and a sense of openness.

This three-bedroom, two-bathroom house sits on just under a lush acre in Northwest Woods. The home has two spacious and private primary ensuite bedrooms, with the third bedroom currently configured as an office/media room. Outside, you’ll also find a large swimming pool.

Greg Schmidt and Jackie Dunphy of The Corcoran Group hold the enticing Hamptons listing.