A NEW INFUSION FOR A CLASSIC
Regardless of calling it Rose Manor, or Belle Meade, this graceful classic 21 room mansion with a completely renewed interior will have you calling it yours and living an elegant, delightful lifestyle wrapped up in the history of Quogue.
Calling this property extravagant is hardly enough at all, particularly in light of the history this mansion has had. The estate sits on the south shore of Long Island in the town of Southampton and in the village of Quogue. Here, in unspoiled grandeur is a place where dreams have been made and where dreams have come true.
Tim Davis, Licensed RE Broker for Corcoran Group Real Estate knows a great deal about the area and the homes within in. “This home is the epitome of classic Quogue. The roar of the ocean in the distance and the sunset over the Quogue Field Club represents the timelessness that this home possesses,” informs Davis. Certainly, this great estate is one of the last ones – 104-year old stately Mansion that has been rebuilt for today’s lifestyle. “It is young and fresh on the interior while classic and imposingly grand on the outside,” he continues.
Located on almost 3.5 acres and credited as a final architectural masterpiece to architect Stanford White, of McKim, Mead and White, it was originally commissioned by the Greeff textile owner who was noted for authentic 18th and 19th century American designs. The mansion has had gracious owners such as Eileen Ford, founder of Ford Modeling Agency and has been named in previous times as “Rose Manor” and “Belle Meade.” The solid structure was among the first of a series of extravagant “summer cottages” built during the Gilded Age on the east coast.
The current owners have meticulous completed a three-year restoration without taking away the original state of opulence and grandeur – while adding the functionality and warmth desired by future residents who want the modern amenities – but keeping the original character. The coveted estate section of Quogue is near Main Street, the Atlantic, various golf and tennis clubs, and New York City. The Westhampton Beach Airport FBO is minutes away and can accommodate jests of any size.
Today, Rose Manor features 12 bedrooms and ten baths on three extraordinary light-filled levels. Each detail of each story has been carefully planned to impart visual delights such as the welcoming, bright entry, the enormous reception room that is entered through the foyer and leads into the happy sunroom on one end. “The marble inlayed floor of the solarium is an artisan’s masterpiece to behold and is entirely classic and timeless,” pointed out Tim Davis.
The other end of the mansion’s first story contains the living room and entry to the elaborate formal dining area. The gourmet kitchen connects to the large butler’s pantry and morning room where casual times can be spent. A mudroom and den are reached through this area in the floor plan. Five fireplaces throughout the home add delightful ambiance, and the elegant staircase seems to float upward toward the sleeping quarters on the second level. Eight bedrooms are ensconced here, including the master bedroom with fireplace and its own private balcony. In addition, a charming sleeping alcove will thrill kids young and old.
Splashes of color on the walls of bedrooms and lounging areas infuse the house with a contemporary flair. The third floor is indicative of this charm and reveals four lovely bedrooms and a media room along with lots of storage space and a special cedar closet. The garage spaced for six vehicles also has a second level with a cozy bedroom, office space, billiard room, along with a roof deck and two baths.
Outdoors, where mature landscaping abounds, you can smell the sea air while you explore the gardens, swim in the saltwater pool, dine al fresco, or enjoy the numerous porches and balconies while you curl up with a good book. “This place is, with its climbing roses around the pool terrace, a dream spot where the ‘days of wine and roses’ linger for another lifetime.
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