DEEPLY ROOTED LUXURY
Celebrating One Of Southampton’s Most Charming Estates
There is a special, verdant aura unique to the historic estate section of Southampton. In this elegant community where stately homes sprawl across manicured lawns, summer means lemonade and sultry afternoons while winter means steaming mugs of coffee, and the lure of a crackling fire and throughout all seasons, the deeply rooted sense of place that seems to illustrate everything that is Southampton.
Home to more than seven miles of scenic oceanfront, Southampton is also where you will find Shinnecock Golf Club – the country’s oldest, private 18-hole golf course, notable cultural gems including the lauded Parrish Art Museum and acres upon acres of bucolic landscape upon which sit some of the most breathtaking private residences anywhere in the country. Case in point? A certain, extraordinary ‘cottage’ on Ox Pasture Road.
With a landscape designed by Brady Anderson, the estate on Ox Pasture Road is a park-like daydream where century old trees stand sentry, where meticulously groomed hedgerows lend an air of whimsy to geometric spaces, and where elegant paths lead to outdoor places that beckon you to live under a ceiling of sky. A pool house replete with fireplace sits adjacent to a sparkling pool while Bluestone patios welcome sun worshippers, and stepping stone paths lead to a storybook pergola designed to offer cool respite under dappled shade. For chilly days, marshmallow nights, or simply to keep summer celebrations alive well into wee small hours, the pool area also boasts a gas fed fire pit with remote electronic ignition. Tucked into the rear of the property an all-weather tennis court is waiting to welcome serious players or just-for-fun fans of the sport, and throughout the estate, spacious areas of crushed stone create outdoor rooms among the towering Beech and Gingko trees. Collectively, the classic design elements juxtaposed with modern features gives the landscape the feeling of being a young, vibrant interpretation of a timeless Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece.
“This home is very private, set back and secluded from the street,” explains Tim Davis of Corcoran Group Real Estate. “Yet, it is within close proximity to Main Street, Jobs Lane and the beach. I love the great layout of the property and landscape. I love how the tennis court is settled into the rear of the property and that the pool house is such a great, cool space for young people. I love how the Beech tree is a central focal point of the landscape and how well the home plays to the land. I love how it pays homage to the surroundings.”
Completing the idyllic scene, the main residence also pays homage to the surroundings. Clad in traditional shingle, the 6600sf residence features crisp white columns and a plethora of architectural details – all the better to showcase the intricate mid-century inspired roofline. Inside, sigh-worthy details continue with handcrafted wood mouldings and coffered ceilings that contrast beautifully against Mahogany and Brazilian Ebony floors– the latter hand-finished with beeswax to create their unmistakable, warm glow.
Beginning with the gracious entrance hall where a fireplace makes for grand first impressions, the main floor of the home also encompasses a family room with a second fireplace framed in soap stone and black granite, a kitchen equipped with top of the line appliances, a family powder room, breakfast area, formal dining room, pantry, a study with ensuite powder room, a guest bedroom with full bath, library and two additional powder rooms. This is, clearly, a home intended to celebrate friends and family.
Up a striking sculptural stainless steel and exotic hardwood main staircase, the home further reveals more of its charms. The first of two, the south master suite features a double-sided gas fireplace situated between the bedroom space and the sleekly designed ensuite. Also in the south master, a balcony crafted of IPE decking and railed with steel is positioned to take full advantage of the views. “The views from the home are to nature,” says Davis. “When you’re on this balcony, those views give you a wonderful feeling – like you are living in an adult version of some uber-chic tree house.” A second master suite features elaborately crafted recessed paneling, indulgent ensuite, and spacious walk in closet. Two additional ensuite bedrooms complete the second story of the home, each with it’s own distinctly unique design style and upscale finishes.
Throughout all of the home’s interiors, the design aesthetic remains mid-century modern infused with a dose of fresh modern flair. The lighting throughout all areas is designed to provide both form and function with upscale fixtures that beautifully capture both the mood and style of the spaces they illuminate. Dramatic ceiling angles create stunning contrast above the meticulously proportioned, geometric rooms. Inspired design choices like the horizontally installed hardwood paneling in the dining room play off of impressive expanses of glass windows to effectively blur the line between the welcoming spaces and the landscape beyond. Bathrooms are given a romantic aesthetic created with subway tile, mosaic patterned floors and freestanding elements; the vintage appeal tempered by sleek, modern touches like showers enclosed simply with sheets of glass. To make the visually lovely spaces decadently luxurious as well, fixtures by Waterworks and Dornbracht finish the designs. Modern convenience is also apparent through the home’s technology.
In addition to the in-wall, wired sound system and AV components, the home on Ox Pasture Road boasts independent heat pump and AC systems, computerized pool controls by Jandy, well thought out landscape lighting and a security system with infrared cameras and continually recordable, remotely viewable closed circuit surveillance.
For those with an affinity for the classics even while they yearn for the modern, the “cottage” on Ox Pasture Road may very well prove to be a home that is the best of all styles in a location that is the best of all worlds.
110 Ox Pasture Road, Southampton, NY