The East Hampton retreat of late fashion designer Judith Leiber has just come on the market for $3.9 million. Leiber was known for her quirky, jewel-encrusted handbags and pillboxes, which can range in price from $595 all the way up to nearly $7,000.
The Hungarian-American businesswoman and her husband, Gerson, purchased the two-acre spread on Old Stone Highway, in the East Hampton enclave of Springs, back in the 1950s. At the time, there was a shingled home on the property that the couple renovated and added to over the years.
According to Leslie Hillel, the Halstead agent representing the property, the biggest renovation to the home took place in the mid-’90s. At that time, the Leibers removed most of the original structure, leaving only the master bedroom suite behind. They then added onto the home and built what currently exists: a 4,500-square-foot traditional-style house with 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths.
Features include an attached conservatory off the dining room, and a chef’s kitchen with a large center island and direct access to the vegetable garden outside. Doors off the master suite lead to the same garden, while 3 guest bedrooms are located on the second floor.
In addition to the main house and gardens, the 464 Old Stone Highway property also includes a pool, a pool house with cabanas, and an 860-square-foot work studio. The work studio has high ceilings, two lofted spaces, a wall of glass, and an attached one-car garage for extra storage, making it the perfect space for an entrepreneur or artist.
While Leiber’s handbags are some of the priciest available in the designer market, the late designer’s home has a relatively reasonable asking price of $3.9 million. The East Hampton retreat is located about three miles north of Amagansett’s Main Street shops and restaurants, and a mile south of Louse Point Town Beach — a perfect spot for residents to go stand-up paddleboarding or kayaking while being surrounded by scenic local sanctuaries and marshlands.
See the listing: 464 Old Stone Highway in East Hampton. The listing is represented by Leslie Hillel, Judy Mendoza and Robert Brody of Halstead Real Estate.
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