Arts And Crafts House In Southampton Tops $4 Million - 27 East

Real Estate News

Real Estate News / 1404130

Arts And Crafts House In Southampton Tops $4 Million

icon 12 Photos
9 Briar Lane, Southampton

9 Briar Lane, Southampton

9 Briar Lane, Southampton

9 Briar Lane, Southampton

9 Briar Lane, Southampton

9 Briar Lane, Southampton

9 Briar Lane, Southampton

9 Briar Lane, Southampton

9 Briar Lane, Southampton

9 Briar Lane, Southampton

9 Briar Lane, Southampton

9 Briar Lane, Southampton

9 Briar Lane, Southampton

9 Briar Lane, Southampton

9 Briar Lane, Southampton

9 Briar Lane, Southampton

9 Briar Lane, Southampton

9 Briar Lane, Southampton

9 Briar Lane, Southampton

9 Briar Lane, Southampton

9 Briar Lane, Southampton

9 Briar Lane, Southampton

9 Briar Lane, Southampton

9 Briar Lane, Southampton

author on Jan 16, 2017

Normally, a house for sale for $4.2 million sitting south of the highway in Southampton wouldn’t quicken the pulse of readers, especially our more jaded ones, no matter how handsome a manse it is. But we flung our net out there, and in the next couple of hundred words, we will manage to find the legendary artist William Merritt Chase, celebrity photographer Firooz Zahedi, the film producer David Begelman, film star Elizabeth Taylor, the director Woody (no relation) Allen, and even the Shah of Iran and a shaman flapping around in it.

First, the house, on Briar Lane, in question. It is known as an “Arts & Crafts” structure built in 1911 in the Southampton Art Village section of Southampton that Mr. Chase put on the map thanks to his teaching as well as painting. Among the original details that remain are the soldier cross and herringbone floor patterns, rare chestnut paneling, and cremone bolt hardware. The modernized house found on the 2.11-acre property now is 4,347 square feet with 6 bedrooms, 5.5 baths and three fireplaces, and of course outside is a heated in-ground pool. Worth $4 million-plus, yes?

But there is a lot more story behind this two-story house. The owner is Beth DeWoody. Now pay attention: She was born Elizabeth Rudin. Her father was Lewis Rudin, head of a successful New York real estate company. Her mother authored the book “New York On a Thousand Dollars a Day Before Lunch.” When her parents divorced, her mother married Mr. Begelman and relocated to Beverly Hills. Beth Rudin earned degrees in anthropology and cinema studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara, then went to work as a production assistant on several films, including “Annie Hall.” The name change came about when she married an artist, James DeWoody. (Her first two marriages ended in divorce.)

Living in New York, she went to work for her father’s company, eventually becoming executive vice president.

Ms. DeWoody also became very involved in the Soho art scene, especially as a patron and a sponsor of young artists. She is on the boards of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, and the Design Museum Holon in Israel.

A little more than four years ago, Ms. DeWoody married Mr. Zahedi, with the ceremony performed by Koginka Kamaru Xue. He is a Los Angeles-based photographer who has worked for Vanity Fair and Architectural Digest. A year before the marriage took place, an exhibit of his work titled “Elizabeth Taylor in Iran, 1976” was shown at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Mr. Zahedi was born in Iran. His father had been one of the generals who overthrew the government in 1953 and helped to install Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi, who in turn was tossed out in the country’s 1979 uprising.

Got all that? To learn more about the property, contact Gabriel Falco at Douglas Elliman.

You May Also Like:

New Build In Bridgehampton Sells For $10.5 Million

The sale of a new build in Bridgehampton that went into contract just one week ... 12 Oct 2021 by Staff Writer

New Contracts For Hamptons Home Sales Down 49 Percent In September

Newly inked deals for single-family home purchases on the South Fork were down 48.7 percent ... by Staff Writer

Rebuilt And Expanded Bridgehampton Residence Sells For $25 Million

A rebuilt and expanded 1902 ‚Äúcottage‚ÄĚ on 2.3 acres in Bridgehampton with access to Sagg ... by Staff Writer

Three Lots In Northampton Shores Hit Market As A Package Deal

In the exclusive 100-year-old Northampton Shores community in Noyac, stone and bronze sculptor Robert Hooke’s ... 5 Oct 2021 by Staff Writer

Southampton ARB Seeks To Landmark Powell Avenue Home

A split Southampton Village Board of Architectural Review and Historic Preservation has started the landmarking ... by Brendan J. O’Reilly

CPF Raises $144.7 Million In First Eight Months Of 2021

Revenues for the Peconic Bay Region Community Preservation Fund were $144.74 million during the first eight months of 2021, double the total during the same months last year. In August alone, the CPF brought in $13.45 million, a 20.5 percent year-over-year increase, according to the office of New York State Assemblyman Fred. W. Thiele Jr., which also noted that in the last 12 months, the CPF has generated $211.9 million. Each of the five East End towns maintains its own CPF, which is funded through a 2 percent tax on real estate transactions. The home-buying frenzy spurred by the COVID-19 ... by Staff Writer

Governor Has Until October 9 To Sign Or Veto Community Housing Fund Bill

The State Legislature sent Governor Kathy Hochul a bill on Tuesday, September 28, that would ... 29 Sep 2021 by Brendan J. O’Reilly

Waterfront North Haven Postmodern Sells For $7 Million

A waterfront shingled postmodern in North Haven recently sold for $7.08 million after last asking ... by Staff Writer

Thiele’s Law Passes; Landlords May Collect Rent For Whole Summer Upfront

A new state law has clarified that deposits and advance payments for seasonal rentals are not subject to caps, which means that landlords can collect rent for an entire summer upfront. Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. penned the legislation, which Governor Kathy Hochul signed last week. It was designed to make clear that limits imposed by New York State’s Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 only apply to permanent housing, not to vacation rentals. Prior to the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act, it had been common practice for East End landlords require a single payment for the ... 28 Sep 2021 by Brendan J. O’Reilly

Waterfront Traditional In North Haven Sells For $12 Million

A waterfront home in North Haven sold last week for $12 million, a record for ... 21 Sep 2021 by Staff Writer
logo

Welcome to our new website!

To see what‚Äôs new, click ‚ÄúStart the Tour‚ÄĚ to take a tour.

We welcome your feedback. Please click the
‚Äúcontact/advertise‚ÄĚ link in the menu bar to email us.

Start the Tour
Landscape view not supported
Send this to a friend