Molly Sims Snags Sweet Spot in Wainscott
LOCATION: Wainscott, NY
PRICE: $5,495,000 (last listing)
SIZE: 8,026 square feet, 5 bedrooms 6 full and 3 half bathooms
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Way back in August 2008 bathing suit model turn boob-toob actress Molly Sims (Las Vegas) put her 1930s Spanish style residence in the hills above Hollywood on the market with an asking price of $2,999,000. Finally, in September 2011, not quite a year before she pushed out her first baby sired bythen boyfriend and now husband, television and movie producer Scott Stuber (Whitney, Ted, Love and Other Drugs, You, Me and Dupree), she sold the 3,043 square foot residence for $2,780,000.
We're not sure if the newly wedded new parents officially relocated to the East Coast but we do know, thanks to the NY Post, they've recently splashed shelled out several million clams for a sweet, stylish and recently completed shingled cottage in the Hamptons—in low-key but very posh Wainscott, to be precise. Not for lack of effort but Your Mama was unable to locate an digitally accessible record of the transaction that might reveal the exact price paid but, according to the Post, the house was last listed at $5,495,000.
The desirable, south-of-the-highway location puts the fully-landscaped, three-quarter acre corner spread just a brief, 1.4 (or so) mile bike ride from one of the Hamptons' most exclusive beaches that runs between gorgeous Wainscott Pond and the even more fah-fah-frou-frou Georgica Pond.
Listing information still floating 'round the interweb shows the newly constructed residence—a low-profile, contemporary take on a classic shingled cottage with a deep and charming covered porch entry—contains a total of 8,032 square feet with a total of six bedrooms and six full an three half bathrooms. That's 5,032 in the two above-ground living levels and another 2,500 in the finished basement.
The luxurious and luxuriously under-stated interior spaces have top quality finishes—think rift-sawn antique oak floors, hand-brushed tongue-and-groove mill work, 8-foot solid core doors, vintage industrial lighting fixtures and exquisite English-made water fixtures—and include a massive combination living/dining room with stone fireplace and a full wall of south-facing French doors that connect to the broad, partially covered terrace that runs the full width of the house. A fully paneled library/media offers a cozier, more intimately scaled room to hunker down in when the weather turns nippy.
The party-and family-friend eat-in kitchen has a box car sized center island with snack bar, custom, snow white Shaker-style cabinetry with marble and walnut counter tops, open and glass-fronted shelving for dish and kitchen knick-knack display, and a walk-in pantry. A side-entry mud room with half bathroom allows for easy access to the pebble-stone driveway and detached two-car garage while the adjoining breakfast area opens out to a shaded terrace with an outdoor, raised-hearth fireplace.
A main floor junior suite offers lucky guests a walk-in closet and a private bathroom and the master suite, privately situated in its own wing on the second floor, includes a private south-facing mahogany deck that overlooks the backyard and a vast, spa-style bathroom with radiant heat tile flooring, a free-standing soaking tub, double vanity, and a party-sized stall shower. There are three more guest/family bedrooms on the second level—each have private en suite facilities, plus a (second) laundry room and a second mahogany deck that overlooks the backyard.
The massive, 2,500 square foot finished basement includes a staff suite with private bathroom, a 1,200 bottle wine cellar, a dedicated exercise room with a fully mirrored wall the vanity-fueled among us will love, a large laundry room and additional space with in-place wiring for a home theater.
The the backyard, tree-ringed and high-hedged for maximum privacy from nosy neighbors, has a pair of covered stone terraces off the back of the house—one with outdoor fireplace—and a 45-foot long, heated swimming pool elegantly sunk into a lush, soccer pitch sized lawn and girdled with a strikingly simple stone coping and sunbathing apron.
Other high-end summer home accessories and amenities include a central vacuum, security, irrigation, multiple-zone central air conditioning and gas-fired hot air systems.
Property records and other online resources reveal Missus Stuber continues to own a much more modest cottage on a thickly wooded acre in the ho-hum expanse of land between East Hampton and Sag Harbor that she picked up in May 2000 for $655,000.
Property records also show Mister Stuber has owned a home in the same Beverly Hills (CA) 'hood as supermodel turned reality television mogul Tyra Banks since 2003 when he paid $2,665,000 for a 3,910 square foot residence with four bedrooms and four bathrooms. Documents we dug up online show Miz Sims was added to the deed a few months before they hitched their wagons in the yes of God and government.
listing photos: Corcoran