We are delighted to present this gorgeous estate on Horsemill Lane, located in the hamlet of Water Mill in the Hamptons. Spread over a generous 6.9 acres, the estate is surrounded by verdant farmlands on three sides, with the fourth side offering 360 feet of water frontage directly on the beautiful Mecox Bay. You cannot ask for a more private and secure home than this.
The estate is composed of the main house, a separate guest cottage and landscaped grounds that have been maintained to perfection. The architecture is shingle-style, keeping a very traditional aesthetic complete with steeply sloped roofs and several chimney stacks. A labour of love among some of the finest names in the business including architect Katherine McCoy, landscape architect Quincy Hammond, interior designer Daniel Romualdez and colourist Donald Kaufman, the home took five years to complete and is the epitome of luxury living with over 12,000 sq ft of internal space.
Upon entering the home, the first thing that will catch your eye is the dark wood panelling that is found throughout, from the flooring to the wall finishes and even the beams in the ceilings. This immediately creates a space that is as intriguing as it is comforting, and the light streaming in through the French windows results in a beautiful play of light and shadow. The main living space is devoted to a marvellous library with a wood-framed fireplace and lounge-style seating. Spanning two floors, this room makes for a grand entrance into the house. A hallway leads you into the spacious living room, also with fireplace, and three sets of French doors that open out to the covered patio framed by columns of the same dark shade as the wood floors. On the other side is a gorgeous formal dining room that also has a fireplace and French doors, along with gorgeous Chinoise wallpaper that has been painstakingly painted by hand. The ground level also features a smoking room with a bay window and French doors opening to a patio and a gathering room that opens out to a trellis-covered outdoor living room featuring a stunning stone fireplace. When it comes to entertaining family and friends, there is no shortage of space in this magnificent home.
The butler's pantry will take you to a splendid chef's kitchen with marble flooring, stainless steel countertops, the most state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances and a walk-in pantry. A beautiful set of wooden stairs takes you to the first floor, where you will find three en-suite bedrooms, all containing vaulted ceilings, custom-built closets and bathrooms with luxurious marble finishes. The master suite occupies the entire southeastern wing of the house. This immense living space includes a bedroom with high vaulted ceilings, a gorgeous fireplace, two large walk-in closets and French doors leading out to a large deck facing the bay and the Atlantic Ocean. This floor is completed by an elegant study room, also with a fireplace, and perfectly positioned to enjoy views of the waterfront.
The guest cottage, which has the same marvellous traditional design as the main house, features and informal living room with fireplace, dining room, painting studio and an en-suite bedroom on the upper floor that has direct access to an outdoor spa.
As fantastic as the interiors of this home are, the exterior spaces take that level of beauty to a completely different level. The house is flanked by six acres of gardens that have been meticulously designed and laid out in the style of classic English gardens. These include an immense rose garden in front of the house and a smaller but no less impressive flower-cutting garden on one side with gravel walkways between the flower beds and finely trimmed hedge barriers. There is also an orchard containing apple trees that are more than 60 years old, along with beautiful mature planted trees. A Sycamore-lined walkway takes you to a heated gunite pool, and there is room on the grounds to set up a tennis court. The grounds lead out to a lovely nature trail that ends at a large dock on the waterfront, perfect for mooring your own private motorboat or kayak.
This breathtaking waterfront estate is a unique property located in one of the world’s most exclusive residential enclaves and would make an unbelievably fine home for our most discerning clients.