Classic East Hampton Shingle-style Cottage

A true Shingle-Style cottage is rarely available in East Hampton. This classic example of the style was built in 1929 by John R. Todd. In the same year he and his son Webster B. Todd were asked by John D. Rockefeller to plan, construct and manage Rockefeller Center. In 1953 President Dwight Eisenhower appointed Webster to head the Office of Economic Affairs of the U.S. Mission to NATO and Regional Organizations in Paris. His daughter Christine Todd "Christie" Whitman, who served as the 50th Governor of New Jersey and was the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in the administration of President George W. Bush, spent her childhood summers in the East Hampton house. <br><br>Located on one of the Village's most desirable streets and just two minutes from Wiborg Beach, this three-story classic was purchased from the Todds in 1981 by the present owners. In the years since '81<br><br>In describing the interior of the house, one notes the gracious floor plan, spacious living room and library, welcoming entrance hall, handsome paneling and molding, and the six fireplaces, all of which are individual in style. The first floor also includes a separate dining room, eat-in kitchen with family-room area, butler's pantry, powder room, laundry room, sun porch and another covered porch. <br><br>In addition to the spacious, bright master bedroom suite, on the second floor there are four additional guest bedrooms, each with its own bath, plus four staff bedrooms and bath. From the second to the third floor, one staircase leads to two bedrooms and two baths, and the other to a single bedroom with bath. <br><br>French doors open onto a large brick patio and a path to the heated gunite swimming pool. A four-car garage includes a staff bedroom and full bath. <br><br>Offered exclusively, $6,950,000.

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