Source: The Atlantic Team of Douglas Elliman Real Estate

A $13 Million, Ultramodern Hamptons Escape Unlike Any Other

An Amagansett, N.Y., box of wood and glass provides expansive ocean views while maintaining total privacy.

In 2005, George Fontini, a co-founder of Mudd Jeans, had recently sold the business for a reported $45 million to Iconix Brand Group and was looking for something to do. "A friend was doing real estate out here," Fontini said, "and talked to me about a property [in Amagansett, Long Island]. I came out, looked at it, loved it, and purchased it." The price for the 1.84-acre hilltop lot was about $1.5 million, according to Fontini, and for several years he sat on it, unsure as to how best to use the land. "I could have flipped it, developed and sold it, or just built for myself. I had no specific plans," he said.

The double-height living room.
The double-height living room.
Source: The Atlantic Team of Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Finally, in 2012, Fontini decided to build. Four years later, he has put the completed house on the market for $12.995 million.

The house's interior.
The house's interior.
Source: The Atlantic Team of Douglas Elliman Real Estate

The six-bedroom, seven-and-a-half-bath home is spread out over about 5,800 square feet of living space. Fontini said he met with four or five architects before settling on the Bridgehampton. N.Y.-based firm of Barnes Coy Architects. "They said, ‘You don't need a traditional house, you need glass—you need to take advantage of this view," Fontini explained. And so they embarked on a two-year construction project. "I was under the impression it was going to be a lot quicker," he said. "But everything was custom, and it was well worth the wait."

The dining room.
The dining room.
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The main floor of the house has a double-height window with an open-plan living and dining room. The floor above has a master suite with two baths, an office, walk-in closet, and access to the house's roof deck. On the lower level is a movie theater ("more important than a wine cellar or gym," said Fontini), game room, and bar.

The saltwater pool.
The saltwater pool.
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Outdoors, there's a saltwater pool and hot tub, limestone patio, fire pit, and outdoor cooking area. The house also has a four-car garage.

View from the pool to the surrounding forest.
View from the pool to the surrounding forest.
Source: The Atlantic Team of Douglas Elliman Real Estate

The rest of the grounds is mostly wild. Initially, Fontini brought in a landscaper who planted greenery "that was supposedly deer- and turkey-proof, but that didn't work out," he said. "So we went back to the well and planted wild grass—the wind blows them and they look like part of the natural landscape."

The house is situated on top of a hill, with views of the ocean.
The house is situated on top of a hill, with views of the ocean.
Source: The Atlantic Team of Douglas Elliman Real Estate

The house is primarily surrounded by forest; set north of the Montauk Highway, an arbitrary boundary that realtors love to emphasize when they're discussing houses south of the highway and to minimize when a property is north of it. Relatively wild surroundings give the setting a remote feel.

A view from the master suite's office.
A view from the master suite's office.
Source: The Atlantic Team of Douglas Elliman Real Estate

After just two years in the house, Fontini said he's selling to begin a new project. "I was thinking of doing it again, this time on the water," he said. "My wife and I loved making this house. And it gives me something to do."

The house has a four-car garage.
The house has a four-car garage.
Source: The Atlantic Team of Douglas Elliman Real Estate

The home is listed by the Atlantic team of Douglas Elliman.

A view into the house at night.
A view into the house at night.
Source: The Atlantic Team of Douglas Elliman Real Estate
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