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A Power Couple Resurrects a $28.5 Million Hamptons Mansion Near the Beach

Reconfiguring the bones and adding plenty of custom design, Chris Mitchell and Pilar Guzmán have built a sweeping combination of old and new.

The living room, looking toward the kitchen.

Photographer: Richard Taverna for Sotheby’s International Realty

Technically, the house that Chris Mitchell and Pilar Guzmán have put on the market in Bridgehampton, N.Y., was built in 1902.

But when they bought it in February 2019 for what Zillow lists as $7.1 million, “unfortunately it had been renovated in that perfect Shelley Long, 1987-era style,” says Mitchell, who was the chief business officer for Condé Nast’s culture division until January 2020. “They had all these ideas like ‘let’s have a red living room and a scalloped pink sink and a black bathroom and mirrors on everything.”