Stunning waterfront estate in Water Mill South with pool, spa, tennis, guest cottages, award-winning gardens, dock and a show stopper restored barn.
Close to ocean beaches, this 3.8 acre prestigious, private compound on Mecox Bay, beautifully landscaped by Ed Hollander, features a 7200 square foot, 6 bedroom 8.5 bath traditional shingle style main house with pillared porches leading onto a blue stone terrace, heated gunite pool and spa and manicured lawn and gardens with spectacular specimen trees. An adjacent outdoor kitchen adds to summer enjoyment. Beds of hydrangeas and a sprawling lawn lead down past a hand-built stone wall and pergola to an apple orchard lined tennis court with its own pergola topped terrace and adjacent secret rose garden.
The main house centers around a regal, two-story entrance foyer with carved mahogany staircase. The first floor features a large chef’s kitchen with imported French tile including a butler’s pantry and wet bar which leads to both a formal dining room with bay views and an informal dining room leading to the back porch and terrace, versatile for any type of entertaining. A lovely living room with fireplace and more water views, a sitting room, a large den/media room, and an ensuite bedroom and bathroom with an additional full bath opening onto the pool complete the first level.
Upstairs the two wings are centered on an elegant lounge with three ensuite guest bedrooms and a study with another full bath. The expansive master suite encompasses both views of the bay and the pool and gardens in back with a majestic fireplace and lounging area and master bath with both luxurious tub and full shower as well as a walk-in closet.
Paths and a stone drive meander through the landscape with blooms for all seasons down to two private guest or staff cottages. The light and bright shingle style cottages each have a pillared porch and elegant interiors with high end kitchen, living room with fireplace, and beautiful finishes and moldings throughout. One cottage has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths and the second has 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths with an enclosed porch. There is also a carriage style, five-car garage and a pool house with an enclosed patio perfect for summer entertaining with its own kitchenette, a bright studio versatile to use for yoga or artistic pursuits, and an additional two-car garage.
A restored barn with its own blue stone terrace is the picture of grandeur with a huge vaulted main room with reclaimed wood from the original 1800’s barn centered around an expansive hearth and stone chimney with a large double-stove kitchen and pantry and loft. An imported English conservatory creates an adjacent, elegant dining area with French doors opening onto the terrace. The lower level has a full spa with steam and massage rooms, wine cellar, gym, media and billiards room.
For the water sport enthusiast, you have two private docks on bucolic Burnett Creek which leads out to Mecox Bay, ideal to launch a paddle board, jet ski, or small boat.
A rare opportunity to enjoy a perfectly designed estate for private relaxation or to entertain on a grand scale showcasing the area’s natural waterfront beauty.