Of course, a strong real estate market in the Hamptons also weighed in his decision. The median sales price for the third quarter, at $1.2 million, was a 40 percent increase from the same time last year and was a record high for the 15 years that Douglas Elliman has been tracking sales.
The house, on 0.87 acres at 331 Georgica Road, just off the Montauk Highway on Eastern Long Island, is being listed for $6 million, according to Dana Trotter of Sotheby’s International Realty, who is marketing the property. Annual property taxes are $24,700.
The two-story structure, with five bedrooms and five and a half baths, was designed by the noted Hamptons architect Frank Greenwald and completed in 2003. It is essentially two connected buildings totaling 5,030 square feet. The main, wood-shingled part contains most of the communal space and bedrooms. A smaller, perpendicular wing, which Mr. Stilin calls “the barn,” has guest quarters, a media room/bedroom, as well as a separate entry and patios; its exterior has board-and-batten siding and is topped by a standing-seam metal roof.
“I’m a very private person but I’m also very social,” Mr. Stilin said, noting that the home’s layout managed to accommodate both the need to entertain and for quiet time. “All the different sleeping spaces are their own destination for privacy.”
Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/23/realestate/hamptons-ny-robert-stilin.html