Director Barry Sonnenfeld, whose movies include “The Addams Family,” the “Men in Black” trilogy and “Get Shorty,” has put his roughly 6,000-square-foot home in East Hampton, N.Y., on the market for $3.95 million.
The five-bedroom, eight-bathroom home has a large living room with a fireplace and a dining room that opens onto a covered outdoor patio with a stucco fireplace and a built-in grill. There’s also a den with a full wet bar and a large modern kitchen with two dishwashers and another fireplace.
On the second floor, there’s a master suite with a marble bath and urinal in the bathroom. “I have a urinal in all my houses—it solves the classic seat-up, seat-down controversy,” says Mr. Sonnenfeld. In the basement, there’s a large screening room that seats 16 people plus a lounge with a bar, a gym and a playroom.
The 2.4-acre property also has a terraced 44-foot-long swimming pool that Mr. Sonnenfeld and his wife, Susan Ringo, who is a producer on his films, built after they bought the house in 2004 for $2.4 million. They put a further $1 million into renovating the home and landscaping its grounds. The property also has 100-foot-tall white pine trees and is near several hiking trails.
Mr. Sonnenfeld and Ms. Ringo lived in this home full-time and have lived in East Hampton year-round since 1982. Mr. Sonnenfeld says they are now selling their home and leaving the Hamptons because their kids are grown and they have decided to move to Telluride, Colo., where they have long had a second home. He says they don’t need two houses anymore since they go on location for work.
“We’ll miss our friends and home in the Hamptons, but figured that by leaving, it opens up valuable tables at Nick and Toni’s and the American Hotel,” jokes Mr. Sonnenfeld, referring to the East Hampton restaurant and Sag Harbor hotel, respectively.
Peter Turino of Brown Harris Stevens in the Hamptons has the listing.