First Hamptons passive house sells in off-market deal

7,000-sf home had a last asking price of $4M

7 Candace Drive in East Quogue (Compass)
7 Candace Drive in East Quogue (Compass)

The Hamptons’ first-ever passive house has been sold.

The home at 7 Candace Drive in East Quogue was designed for maximum energy efficiency and sustainability. The newly built property was last listed for $4 million and sold in an off-market deal.

Matt Brietenbach and Dominic Couzens of Compass had the listing.

The home’s energy-efficient features include 360-degree poly-iso insulation, energy recovery ventilation and a solar power supplementation system.

The 7,000-square-foot house has seven bedrooms, six full bathrooms and two half bathrooms. It is surrounded by 86 acres of preserve and features 3,000 square feet of stone patios, an infinity edge saltwater pool and an outdoor kitchen.

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Property records for the sale have not yet been made public.

Passive house (or “passivhaus”) standards were first developed in Germany. The specifications require buildings to use very low levels of energy, usually through the use of insulation and systems that heat and cool the home more efficiently.

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Hamptons listings have flown off the market in recent months as demand remains strong and inventory deteriorates. New listings in the area are down 44 percent and new signed contracts have fallen 24 percent year over year, according to a report by Douglas Elliman.

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