When thinking about real estate in the tony Hamptons, the kind of homes that often spring to mind are grey shingle beach houses or sprawling celebrity compounds. Less often, does the mind conjure an image of an ornate Victorian manor house.
But one hit the market Monday, complete with a $2.295 million asking price.
The 134-year-old Queen Anne-style manor house—known as “Witch’s Hat,” thanks to its tall turret—in Water Mill, Long Island, is owned by New York City-based designer Richard Keith Langham. He bought the home in 2000 for $795,000, property records show.
It was in terrible shape when he purchased it, Mr. Langham said in a statement to Mansion Global through listing agent Ginger Thoerner of Compass. So he embarked on as minimal a renovation as possible to make the home livable while keeping its architectural integrity intact.
The result was an un-fussy, laid-back summer compound, Mr. Langham said.
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The four-bedroom house spans 3,259 square feet and has four bathrooms, a wrap-around porch, a guest cottage, a pool pavilion and a square pool, according to the listing.
The house hasn’t always stood at its current location. It was built on nearby Deerfield Road but was moved to Montauk Highway in 1900, then moved again, roughly 200 yards away, to its current location on Mill Pond Lane in 1974.
“There’s a dearth of these kinds of homes available on the East End,” Ms. Thoerner told Mansion Global. “Those that appreciate these kinds of homes wait a long time for these to come on the market.”
Curbed first reported the listing.