Designed as "a new interpretation of the Hamptons shingle style home," this Robert A.M. Stern designed residence, sited down a tree-lined drive on more than 4.5 gorgeously landscaped and gardened acres, has been showcased in some 20 different publications. With over 300 feet of west-facing waterfront on Mecox Bay with private dock, this extraordinary property also includes a sunken, all-weather tennis court, an in-ground heated 42'x20' Gunite pool, intricate brick pathways among luscious floral plantings, a vegetable garden, and separate cottage. A large gravel expanse leads to the columned front door, through which the double-height entry hall provides direct views to the back lawn and bay. The open floor plan allows for natural light, and is designed with indirect lighting. The living room with fireplace flows around to the den with built-in bar. Opposite, the dining room features a built-in service bar that is a miniature replica of the residence's front facade, and opens onto a covered outdoor dining patio. The adjoining generous kitchen includes an island and breakfast area. An office off the kitchen occupies the ground floor of a cupola, across from which is the laundry, the service entry, access to the two-car garage, and a separated second story guest bedroom and bath. Back to the front entry, off of which a powder room and elevator are found, the main staircase leads upstairs to the master suite, two guest bedrooms, a guest bath, and an additional guest suite, from which another office is accessed up the cupola. The expansive outside areas can be viewed from almost every window, with views from the bay, across the lawns, brick walkways, a gazebo, and further to a separate cottage with its own two bedrooms, two baths, and living area. In all, this property creates a private enclave that blends magnificent architecture with the finest landscaping design and natural beauty.
The Hamptons may be internationally renowned as a playground for the rich and famous, but there’s so much more to this striking region on the eastern end of Long Island, New York than parties and polo within Gatsby-esque luxury homes. For starters, while the sidewalks of the hamlets and villages that make up the area collectively known as The Hamptons are often teeming with a who’s who of bold-face names and C-suite executives, the beaches are the real stars here.Read more about luxury homes in The Hamptons And Northfork