GRAND LIVING WITH PRIVATE DEEDED OCEAN ACCESS…
Located in the most coveted area of Southampton’s “Fordune” community where Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ford II spent their summers in the family mansion, originally an over 200-acre oceanfront estate.
The shingle style of this balanced Traditional style home is of quintessential Hamptons design and was built to last for generations, explains Tim Davis Licensed RE Broker for Corcoran Group Real Estate, “The imported glass dome of the solarium accentuates the home’s distinct features and reflective of the quality” Although the estate has room to entertain large gatherings such as many formal spaces, the outdoor pool area with a superb outdoor kitchen for afternoon barbeques, or the ample spaces for alfresco dining, can also be an intimate setting for friends and family alike.
“An evening spent with a movie in the media room, or billiards and a nightcap at the bar in the game room is sublime. There are also more intimate spaces to enjoy such as the library, the third floor artist’s studio with a 360- degree views, or the hidden outdoor secret garden dining area with its own pizza oven.”
Built on approximately 6 acres in 2002, the nearly 16,700 square feet of home on three levels has every feature imaginable to provide for the ultimate luxury lifestyle. From landscaping planned to include inspiring four season views of the estate’s acreage that includes a man-made pond and thousands of specimen trees/plantings, to a green house, two garden sheds, four storage sheds and a double chicken coup providing fresh eggs daily. A heated 30 x 55-foot gunite swimming pool with separate spa, a pool house and tennis court complete the sporting area of the outdoors.
The first floor will take one’s breath away with the grand double height entry, an enormous living room with a superb fireplace and double height windows that overlook the garden scape. Altogether there are 8 fireplaces throughout the estate and you will find one in the formal dining room, large eat-in in kitchen, and adjacent gathering room. Access to the staff apartment and three-car garage with a heated floor is just nearby as is access to the garden pantry, solarium, screened porches and outdoor areas are made available as well as to the library, sitting room, and en-suite bedroom all on this level on the opposite side of the home.
The elegant double height and grand master suite with a fireplace is located on the second level with a gallery and access to covered balconies, walk-in closets, large bath, shower and soaking tub. There are four additional en-suite bedrooms along with a spacious junior master bedroom with fireplace, dressing and sitting rooms.
The charm that one expects from such a significant estate of 8 bedrooms and 9.5 baths can only be magnified by another room: an upstairs balconied painting gallery and equipped artist’s studio with glorious views ready for any sort of artistic inspiration.
Finishing with the all-important lower entertainment level with waterfall adds to the serenity though this is the place for fun that features a fireplace and wet bar, a wine room, powder room and collector’s room that can house private collections for display – be they awards, antiques, or other heirlooms.
Two backup generators will keep the estate safely powered along with the 19 cameras located inside and out for security purposes. “The deeded access to the Atlantic ocean is within a short distance from the home affording another option for bathing, picnics, and summer fun just a quick golf cart ride away.” explained Tim Davis.
From early spring’s appearance of crocuses, snowdrops, and hyacinths, followed by daffodils, tulips and a plethora of other fragrant flowers and multiple fruit bushes; your senses will be enthralled by each flavor, color, and scent. But most of all, the home itself will thrill and envelop you in its charm, spaciousness – and yes – even privacy to find a corner all your own while others might envy your good fortune. Where else but in the Hamptons will you find an estate – a slice of heaven – that overlooks park-like splendor, with the Atlantic Ocean nearby and your very own pond.