House: An Architect’s Home

659 Hill Street in Southampton Village.

Paul Goldberger, formerly a New York Times architecture critic, has said that Alexander Cooper may be the most influential architect in the city — from designing and planning Battery Park City, the Times Square Theater District and Hudson Yards in Manhattan to expanding the Museum of Modern Art and Zuccotti Park.

“Surely, no architect is having as much impact,” he said, “not only on the design of individual buildings, but on the shape of wide swaths of the city.”

And one 2,000-square-foot home on the East End.

Located at 659 Hill Street in Southampton Village, the architect’s own home has hit the market for just shy of $3 million, represented by Priscilla Garston of Douglas Elliman. Updated to today’s standards, the circa-1920s home features three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths, several fireplaces and a gourmet chef’s kitchen, as well as period details and interesting shapes.

“The grounds are beautifully landscaped with specimen trees,” according to the listing. “There is plenty of room for a pool. Enjoy everything Southampton Village, and ocean beaches, has to offer.”

For more information, contact listing agent Priscilla Garston at (631) 834-7174 or visit