Southampton, NY, USA
A masterful symphony of architecture, interior design and landscaping, orchestrated by an exacting owner with strong continental sensibilities, has hit all the right chords within this magnificent Southampton estate awaiting its next maestro. A gated drive winds its way from a quiet country lane through park-like grounds to find the nearly 6,000 SF residence sitting atop a gentle knoll overlooking a stunning 2.3 acres of manicured grounds. Architect Peter Wrangel has crafted a stunning home with a sensible floor plan that has been beautifully interpreted by builder Richard Flood forming the perfect canvas for the stunning interiors articulated by world renowned, interior designer Charles Pavarini.A double height entry leads to gracious common rooms including the gorgeous formal living room with fireplace under high ceilings augmented by crisp molding details. Sun-drenched by day, this regal room will at night be the focal point of all your entertaining with conversation and laughter resonating from the contiguous formal dining room. Meals both large and small are made possible by the fully outfitted kitchen by St. Charles of New York highlighted by a La Cornue range under a custom hood and joined by professional appliances, large center island beneath a skylight and the sun-filled breakfast nook. A series of French doors allow access to generous stone terraces with areas for lounging, dining and views of the expansive grounds below. Powder rooms are conveniently located on either side of the residence.Begin and end your days in European opulence when ensconced in the exquisite first floor master wing augmented by an expansive, luxurious bath with custom cabinetry and vanity, skylight, dressing table and glass-doored shower with bench. Upstairs finds three additional bedroom suites, each distinctively appointed and all with baths ensuite and access to an intimate roof deck. A separate bedroom suite awaits at the top of its own staircase suitable for both special guests or staff. A garage is artfully located beneath the residence. Outside a stone staircase descends through elegant slate-topped retaining walls to the arboretum-like grounds curated by landscape architect Michael Spitzer. Illuminated at night by extensive ground lighting, this lovely tableau offering a sea of lawn amidst a kaleidoscope of color, frames the heated Gunite pool and pool house augmented by a bath with marble vanity and full kitchen with Brazilian granite counters. Outdoor seating and dining areas are found under romantic vine-covered arbors on either side of the pool house. A separate cottage provides a gym on the main level, second floor studio with full bath and room for a small car. With easy access to and from Manhattan as well as proximity to the village of Southampton and its pristine ocean beaches and nearby marinas, this extraordinary estate deserves your attention today.