Documentary Producer Justin Wilkes Lists Iconic East Hampton Architectural

Emmy and Peabody winning documentary producer Justin Wilkes, newly tapped to captain Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Documentaries, has his carefully restored, meticulously maintained and sensitively updated architectural hideaway in a low-key area of high-toned East Hampton, N.Y., up for grabs for $2.5 million. Nominated for an Oscar in 2015 for the acclaimed Netflix biopic “What Happened, Miss Simone?”, Wilkes acquired the internationally renown modernist residence not quite two years ago for $1.75 million. Invisible from the road on 2.82 thickly wooded acres in the bucolic Northwest Woods area, the modestly proportioned two-story contemporary cottage was designed and built in the late sixties by iconoclast architect Charles Gwathmey for artist Joe Sedacca. Still known in architectural circles as Sedacca House, the unconventional residence was only the third house built by the late architect and his first commission.

In a cheeky nod to the more traditional cedar shingled cottages and mansions that then and still ubiquitously populate the Hamptons, the approximately 1,200-square-foot residence’s puzzle-like collection of interlocking geometric volumes are wrapped in vertical cedar planks interrupted by vast expanses of glass. Slate tile floors and cedar planks on the interior walls connect the light filled two-bedroom and two bathroom residence with its natural surroundings and a sixteen-foot Airstream trailer parked just outside the living room and offered as part of the sale serves as additional guest quarters.