The minimalist East Hampton home of Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra Lee-Furness was highlighted in Architectural Digest last fall. Unlike most Hamptons residences, the Jackman spread on the bay side of town advocates a less-is-more philosophy.
The 4,675 square foot penthouse was originally advertised in October of last year for $25 mιllιon, but Jackman instead paid $21.125 mιllιon, as the Wall Street Journal was the first to reveal.
Noble Black at Douglas Elliman represented the four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom apartment’s sellers, Daniel Fischel and Sylvia Neil, Chicago-based consultants and deans at the University of Chicago Law School.
The interiors are simple and elegant, exactly the kind of thing that will appeal to a couple who prefers minimalism. The previous owners kept the original terrazzo flooring and installed a polished marble staircase leading to a 4,400 square foot roof terrace.
Two eating spaces, a kitchen, and a bridge leading to a sun deck are all found on the top terrace. over course, as pleasant and uncommon for New York City as all that is, the roof terrace’s most notable feature is the 360-degree views over Manhattan, the Hudson, the Empire State Building, and down to the Statue of Liberty.
Two further outdoor areas can be found on the main level, including a modest balcony outside one of the guest bedrooms and a loggia with clever glass walls to block the brisk river breeze.
Other outstanding elements include fourteen-foot ceilings and two fireplaces, one of which was created to mirror the building’s abundant, Jenga-like fenestration.
The apartment’s spaces seamlessly flow into one another, making it suitable for both indoor and outdoor gatherings. Despite the open layout and minimalist design, there is sufficient wall space for exhibiting a collection of artwork.
The master bedroom is expansive and tranquil, privately tucked away at one end, with a large dressing area, multiple closets, and a sparkling white bathroom.
The remaining bedrooms are situated at the opposite end of the apartment for maximum privacy, making them ideal for guests or children and a caregiver.