Almost five acres bordering a 31-acre reserve with 293’of waterfront with western views across Shinnecock Bay, this Southampton estate presents one of the best opportunities in the East End. Behind a gated entrance and down a long drive, this traditional residence has retained original details, all indicative of the early 20th century. Ten bedrooms, seven baths, powder room, living room, den, formal dining room, sunroom, covered patio, chef’s and service kitchens, plus staff quarters make up the living spaces. Outdoor spaces feature tennis, a swimming pool with patio, Jacuzzi spa, cutting gardens, and a path with footbridge over a picturesque pond. A covered car port and caretaker sheds round out this storybook setting.
The Gold Coast of Long Island is a 20-mile or so strip along the water’s edge of the North Shore. A century ago, it was a popular summer retreat for the likes of the Vanderbilts, Woolworths and Guggenheims. F. Scott Fitzgerald was awed by the concentration of wealth he found here when he began his masterpiece, “The Great Gatsby.” At one point, Gilded Age estates stood by the hundreds. Over time, most fell victim to the wrecking ball. Read more about luxury homes in Long Island