The Setting: A quiet, curving lane lined on both sides with London Plane trees is the backdrop to this stunning Hamptons Country Home in the heart of Water Mill horse and farm fields only 5 minutes into the Village of Southampton.
Tall evergreens and privet hedge surrounding the perimeter of this shy acre offer ultimate privacy. Stacked stone plantings of rose and perennials, a natural stone walkway, mature crepe myrtle, an allé of specimen trees and a massive, lush lawn envelope the home. Wraparound covered porches on front and back extend living spaces for rocking chairs, and porch swings and all sorts of tranquil things.
The Residence: Stepping inside the 4,700 sq ft fully renovated home, a double height foyer leads to a 27-foot vaulted open living space with a working fireplace flanked by matching built-ins. A wall of glass and French doors with clearstory windows above flood the home with sunshine. Whitewashed floors throughout, whisper grey walls and semigloss white trim create the modern beachy vibe our classic Hamptons’ homes are best known for. The white Carrera marble kitchen with custom inset cabinetry, Miele and Subzero appliances is adjacent a butler’s pantry holding a bar sink, beverage fridge and a breakfast alcove for casual meals. The formal dining room and a home office/den space both look onto the front porch.
The ground-floor primary suite has access to the rear porch. The master bath was redone recently with radiant heated herringbone marble floors, a large glass enclosed shower, a luxurious soaking tub and separate water closet. A fabulous, windowed laundry room / mudroom off the garage and a powder room complete the first level.
Upstairs to one side of the bridge that looks down onto the living room is a guest bedroom and a full bath. To the left is a guest suite, an owner’s cedar closet and a fourth very private separate guest suite with its own living room, kitchenette and a back stair back accessed through the garage.
The finished lower level holds a media room an oversized mirrored gym and temperature-controlled wine room. The storage area has a built-in workbench.
The Grounds: Truly resort-like, the property boasts manicured grounds, an expansive lawn large enough for ball-playing, and a most picture-perfect dining pergola covered in flowering vines. A sparkling chemical free, saltwater Gunite pool surrounded by a bluestone patio is set off to the side. It would be easy to fence it off to keep little ones safe. A built-in barbeque station sits on a bluestone dining patio off the rear porch. An outdoor shower and attached 2-car garage are the final pieces of this incredible home in a most coveted and extremely convenient location.
All the fun of Southampton Village life is just around the bend. Farm-stands are found nearby and the ocean beach at Old Town Rd is only 2.4 miles away.