A lot of houses in the Hamptons are modern-inspired. But one of the rare homes of architectural importance designed by an actual modernist is hitting the market for $11.5 million.
The house was built by Hamilton Smith, a partner in Marcel Breuer’s architecture office, as a retreat for himself. The building has had just three owners since it was constructed in the early 1970s. “No one had ever lived there full-time,” says the home’s current owner, the landscape architect Edwina von Gal, who bought the house for what Zillow says was $1.7 million in early 2004. “But I intended to make it my full-time home.”