HAMPTONS OCEAN TO BAY
A glamorous home with a coveted address, touched by the deft eye and hand of a sterling owner, this 8-acre ocean and bay front home of rolling lawns, indoor-outdoor living, completely renovated 7-bedroom, 7.5 bath deluxe palace of pleasure, is all one could ever wish for.
Adrien Arpel is the name that is firmly attached to the pioneering entrepreneur of a revered skin-care industry, and a cosmetic brand that combines the treasures of nature with advanced scientific breakthroughs. The Arpel line has been familiar to women for many years and her anti-aging creams and lotions aren’t just a sales category in the merchandise list, it is a product guarantee – just as her home in coveted Southampton is an endorsement of her meticulous attention to detail.
Her design sense and an eye for just the right environment created the magical ambiance of this home some 37 years ago, when she and husband Ron Newman began the building of the estate from the ground up. They rebuilt the home in an exquisite Mediterranean style in 2002 and have since renovated it taking it to the ground twice. The most recent renovation involved installing a new kitchen, elevator, and all new bathrooms completed last year.
This home on fabled Meadow Lane has other iconic names as neighbors including residents such as David Koch and Leon Black and many other recognizable individuals. Currently however, present owner Ms. Arpel still works full time and travels extensively via private jet with a 30-pound English Blue feline. She has been the mainstay of the Home Shopping Network’s beauty products Arpel line for the last 25 years, and has also written three books on cosmetics; one of them on the New York Times best sellers list. “I raised my daughter here and grandchildren came every weekend during the season from June through September. I installed new tennis courts and a pool, but no one has used them, or the home. It no longer makes sense to have all these wonderful and new amenities with no one using them. The house requires special ownership to treasure it as we have,” explained the ebullient Ms. Arpel.
Each room in the home, and the furnishings within, has invoked the hands-on touch of Miss Arpel. “One really ends up enjoying each room when you design or redo it yourself. It also helps to know what you are doing so that it can be communicated to the designers of the finished pieces and products,” explained the cosmetic diva. “I have many spots in the home I love, but my favorite place is the library; at once cozy yet professional with a fireplace and loads of space to work, write, and read. Our passion for this house began because we wanted our home to be only on the Atlantic Ocean side of the Hamptons. Luckily, the property happened to face the ocean on one side and Shinnecock Bay on the other – the best of both natural worlds.”
Listed by Tim Davis, Licensed RE Broker for Corcoran Group Real Estate, the estate encompasses 8 acres with spectacular water views and dune- scape vistas from the two-level home. “This home is a place for entertainment perfection with all in pristine condition. Nothing needs to be redone so that one can walk in and enjoy it all immediately. There are 4,000 additional square feet of outdoor living areas with outside dining and a living room just off the main indoor spaces – all with views of the bay.”
A chic and modern 7500 sq. ft. floor plan fit for seaside living that encompasses a grand living room, exquisite dining room with high ceilings, and a kitchen fit for a gourmet chef melds into the protected views all around of 4 acres of ocean front, and 4 acres of bay front that is owned and part of the property. An owner will have access to the bay or ocean allowing for storage of sailboats, windsurfers, paddleboards. “An elevated swimming pool also offers ocean views as well as a view of the superb English garden, rolling lawns, mature trees, and flowering borders of established landscaping,” explained Tim Davis. “This is the first time this elegant home has been listed. And it is true that the story of a home cannot be told by it alone, but by the owners who have lived in it, entertained there, and enjoyed every minute of every season – particularly at 2020 Meadow Lane in Southampton.”