Robert A.M. Stern East Hampton Home Featured in NY Times

Robert A.M. Stern East Hampton Home Featured in NY Times

I spent many happy days at this property in my youth, as it was my Aunt and Uncle’s home. So nice to see an article mentioning them and with a photo of my uncle. This property is so special, in so many ways. Here is the article.

Beach House Designed by Robert A.M. Stern

The postmodern Hamptons house was commissioned by the artist Norman Mercer in the 1970s and is on the market for $9.5 million.

By Julie Lasky

  • An architectural alien dressed in shingles and passing itself off as just another roomy East Hampton beach house — no one will be fooled — is on the market at 33 Ocean Avenue for $9.5 million.

Designed by Robert A.M. Stern, the former dean of the Yale School of Architecture, and completed in 1975, the 6,963-square-foot house on 2.16 acres is an exuberant postmodern mash-up of boxes and swoops with ocean views and 190 feet of Hook Pond frontage. The listing agent is Denise Wilder of Douglas Elliman.

Its original owners, Norman and Carol Mercer, both worked from this home. Mr. Mercer, a businessman-turned-artist who died in 2007 at the age of 91, made popsicle-colored, cast-acrylic sculptures, while Mrs. Mercer, a landscape designer, used the grounds to demo her plantings. In 1997 she told Newsday that keeping the gardens perfectly groomed and ready for inspection meant rising every morning at 6 a.m. “It’s like having your good clothes on all the time,” she said.

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