Visionary architect David Adjaye is the mastermind behind The Bluff House, a stunning 7,500 sq. ft. contemporary retreat commanding some of the most exquisite ocean frontage above the scenic bluffs of Montauk, NY This stretch of Montauk is and has been home to legends of the art world including Andy Warhol, Richard Avedon Peter Beard and Julian Schnabel.
Adjaye’s compelling architectural language fuses light, form and distinctive materials in this signature 6 bedroom 8.5 bath residence with ocean views from every room. The use of wood beckons the feel of a sailing ship. A dramatic great room is the central focus of the entertaining space defined by a soaring dual-sided fireplace connecting the living and dining areas while a sweeping wall of French doors floods the space with light and spectacular ocean views. Interiors have been fully redone under the curated eye of designer Bob Melet who added modern touches and important furniture and artwork throughout. Gardens have been designed by the talented Miranda Brooks.
Blending high style and high function, the kitchen features a poured concrete island, three deep sinks and professional-grade appliances. A study/den with terrace, hidden door and full bath complete the first floor. Striking architectural elements extend to the exterior where a massive structural form frames views of the ocean with the design repeated in a covered lounging area overlooking a 20’ x 40’ gunite pool and spa. Multiple terraces and dining areas enjoy vast views of the ocean and the natural beauty of native plantings and sea grasses. On the second level is a sophisticated ocean view master retreat with custom-built platform bed and concealed doors along with 4 en suite guest rooms. Luxe amenities include a lower level with a billiard room, vintage bar, wine cellar and home theater. There is an 8-zone geothermal heating system, and attached 2-car garage with 1-car lift. This is an exceptional offering masterfully designed for inspired coastal living. Perhaps best of all are the private steps down to the sea. From there the possibilities are endless. Surfing, fishing, beach glass walks, a wonderful place to make your own piece of history.