Summer Oasis

By: Kathryn Wilson
Published: 7/15/2008Source: Hamptons Magazine

What started out as a cottage in the 1940s has grown into a fine four-bedroom with plenty of charm.


When you walk out the back door of this Amagansett abode, you enter a lush wonderland.  Overhead, grapevines wind around a pergola, and beckoning from across the bluestone patio is a heated 720-square-foot gunite pool flanked by an outdoor shower.  Pausing poolside you notice towering trees and bushes planted by owner and interior designer Gloria Rubino to create an ideal outdoor entertaining space for her and her husband, Emmy-winning screenwriter George Rubino (The Last Tenant).  Farther along you come upon a farm field, a symbol of tranquility and an age gone by, along with a private path for a firefly-spangled stroll at dusk.  Ah, peace.  Offered at $2.5 million.  Listed by Dennis Avedon, Corcoran Group, East Hampton, 907-1458.