ESCAPE TO THE EXTRAORDINARY
Far and away, a home in the Hamptons that fits all seasons and all reasons for wishing beauty, elegance, and spaciousness –is designed by the best for the best.
It’s time to “talk about cabbages and kings” or perhaps about oysters, walruses, and carpenters in Southampton. No, let’s talk about one of the most wondrous houses in all the Hamptons. I am sure that Alice and Lewis Carroll, if they could see “through the looking- glass,” once more, might be as taken as Private Air was with the view of the property, the style of the home, the sweeping scenery, and the glories of the coveted location of Wyandanch Lane.
The home, designed by architect Siamak Samii for himself and his wife Angela, is lovingly known as the “Wyandanch.” “It is a true example of the Shingle Style, a style that originated in America during the late 1800s,” explained Angela. “The relationship and balance between the house and the property are in proportion. The interior space is free flowing and incorporate interpenetrations between the interior and exterior space. Wyandanch is not only architecturally engaging from the exterior front of the house – all views contain architectural details that can be viewed and enjoyed regardless of the angle or position on the property.”
Samii brings more than 30 years of architecture and urban design work not only to present this classic structure to Southampton, New York, but his involvement with architecture and his care for the area has led him to become the chair of the Southampton Village Planning Commission as well. Mr. Samii also leads the reformation and implementation of various zoning and master plan initiatives. A philosophy of: “Place making, scale, proportion, texture, and light to create contextual harmony,” is at the core of his intent when it comes to design. His ideas are clearly representative in Wyandanch.
“The canopy of London Plane Sycamore trees line one of the most desirable streets in all of Southampton. Just steps to one of the “Best in the World” Atlantic Ocean beaches. Shingle Style architecture with unique details and perfect execution…an exquisite home for all seasons rightfully claims this home,” says Tim Davis, listing agent of the Corcoran Group. And Davis has seen his share of homes in this area and also makes his own residence here in Southampton. He knows how much residing on this Lane is prized. The home is tucked away down a private drive with 15 feet or so of blooming privet hedges. Once you arrive at the glorious three-storied home, you’ll immediately feel the serene ambiance and understand why the entire location is an island of light and an exclusive haven of elegance and style.
The entry foyer invites one into the living spaces with their double height ceilings, fireplace and French doors leading to the terraces and stunning mature landscaping. The sunlit living room leads to a formal dining room with fireplace – and access to a covered terrace. A butler’s pantry, a wet bar with sink, a sitting room with another fireplace, also with access to a covered terrace will allow you and your family and guests ample space. The eat-in kitchen, pristine with gorgeous cabinetry in sparkling white and classic soapstone covered counters and center island, Viking stove, two sub-zero refrigerators and a Bosch dishwasher are discreetly placed without disturbing the dimension of the huge kitchen. A traditional mudroom, laundry room and a full basement level along with a comfortable media room with large storage areas complete the spaces.
Taking center stage are the upper levels of Wyandanch. A Master suite with a fireplace and a fabulous Master bath with a soaking tub and stall shower, along with dual vanities welcome you to tranquility and restfulness. Altogether there are six bedrooms with endless amounts of natural light and five and one half baths, along with four fireplaces, allowing you to entertain all of your guests in true Hamptons’ style. The third level includes several bedrooms, one with a balcony, and full bath with soaking tub.
Truly a piece of the best of the Hamptons, this home also offers a swimming pool and a covered outdoor living room. A proposed pool house plan is available and there is plenty of space to expand even more should it be desired on the 1.10 acres of land. “The house is comprised of 6100 sq. ft. of magnificent area designed by one of Hampton’s most acclaimed designers. It is a masterpiece of historical character in keeping with the classic summer cottages of an era of luxury that has been brought alive again with the finest of craftsmanship and materials of today,” explains Davis.
Throughout, one has the sense of proportion without a sense of exaggeration. The sound of the surf can be heard along with the trees rustling in the breeze – beautiful in first-class design and designed by one of the best. Take a look through the looking glass and tell yourself that you have found your very own oyster bed.
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