This home and estate are destined to be discussed from the studios of Manhattan's design elite to the corridors of Wall Street. Designed and crafted to showcase the capabilities of owner/builder James McLoughlin's company, McLoughlin Construction Corp.
Renowned architect Blaze Makoid led the design effort, but worked side by side with the McLoughlins to create what was to become not just their dream home, but a beacon for James's professional ambitions. This impressive 10,000 square foot contemporary is a veritable treehouse secluded in a vibrant wooded area of East Hampton. As in the work of Philip Johnson, expanses of glass open the interiors to their surroundings creating a year-round connection with nature. Thoreau declared, â€œI went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,â€� which could have been the inspiration for the abundant windows, whose deliberate positioning turns the enveloping foliage into art in nearly every room.
The long drive winds past lush lawns into a thriving pocket of trees, which provides remarkable privacy. Light floods in throughout, beginning with the double-height foyer continuing into a dining room with dramatic glass "wall of wine" and a living room embraced by glass. The skylit master closet is larger than many Manhattan apartments.
The "Outside Living Space" includes an expansive covered lounging and dining area that shelters a fireplace and outdoor television. On the other side of the 66-foot infinity edge pool and spa stands a trellised area with a massive grill and pizza oven. Below the pool terrace is an â€œadult playroom,â€� equipped for billiards, wide-screen TV and a full professional-caliber bar adjacent to a sliding wall of glass, all leading to a sunken terrace and waterfall. Activity and enjoyment are further encouraged by a playroom, a gym, and "Wellness Center" with steam shower and sauna.