Island In The Sky – Highest Elevation In The Hamptons

Sitting among the traditional clapboard estates in the Hamptons is a property influenced more by feng shui than Cape Cod. Designed by Japanese artist Setsuo Ito in the 1980s, the four-cornered house was his primary residence until he sold it in 2011.


Situated on a large lot in central Water Mill, NY, the home is truly unlike anything else in the area, says Hans Escobar, member of the Private Client Team at Nest Seekers International. “It’s very unique,” Escobar said. “No matter what your taste is — it makes a statement.” A big enough statement, in fact, that the property attracted rapper Notorious B.I.G. The late artist used the property in his music video “Juicy.”


The Water Mill home sits on 9 acres surrounded by forest on one of the highest elevations in the area, allowing for views stretching to the water. But the most dominant feature of the 7-bedroom, 6.5-bath house is the 32-foot-high steel pyramid stretching above the pool area. Directly below, the open kitchen features a large fire pit and seating area — another part of the home that sets it apart.



Noel is a home buying agent based in the Hamptons. He specializes in finding off-market homes for prominent and affluent families.

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