THE STARPOWER OF HEARTH AND HOME
The beauty, joy, and love of of hearth and home has rarely extended to the degree that can be found at 550 Parsonage Lane, Sagaponack – a village in the Town of Southampton in Suffolk County, New York, – founded in 1653.
Tim Davis, real estate agent for Corcoran Group Real Estate, is ebullient about this nearly 10 acre property: “It is unlike other parcels in that open space is visible from each room and terrace of the mansion, while the acreage can be farmed for self-sustaining or organic agriculture as well. In current times of thoughtful green farming, this land is superb and brings real value to that.”
The essentials and key elements of the structure alone are above and beyond many other properties on the market. The masterfully crafted residence features a vast 12,000 square feet of living space with 8 bedrooms and 10 full baths. There are more amenities that could fill volumes, but suffice it to say there is a fully finished basement, private guest quarters, pool and guest wing; mature trees and grounds landscaped to perfection for indoor and outdoor living.
This vast manor evokes the feeling of a bygone era; a recreation of stately summer cottages of the 1920s and 30s, the kind of places lived in by titans of industry and other famous individuals. Notable current and former residents, many who are artists, musicians, and writers find the area to be ideal for its calm and relaxing environment to weave their craft, while artists always talk about the “light” in the vicinities of Sagaponack. It is no wonder that Forbes always ranks the Sagaponack zip code in the top ten in the United States for being the most expensive.
Copying an old world image of tradition and style was achieved at Parsonage Lane. Carried throughout the home, “There is a feeling of space, quality, and importance of the interior. The proportions of each area are right, evoking an understated luxury to it all while being grand and comfortable at the same time,” explained Davis. “Craftsmanship and commanding rooms that are sun-filled and supremely comfortable is the approach to take on this mansion.”
The high ceilings and proportions of the rooms opening up to one another beginning with the first floor entry foyer featuring wide plank reclaimed wood floors and coffered ceilings that run throughout the residence. The gracious yet intimate reception room with its fireplace, built in cabinetry, and French doors that lead to a covered terrace, is the first thing to strike any visitor regarding the sense of the home. Next, we find a large living room with a fireplace and French doors leading to a covered porch. A solarium with a blue tile fireplace and French doors sits adjacent to a wood paneled library with built in window seating and custom cabinetry. A formal large dining room with doublewide pocket doors leads to a great room that is outfitted with a large fireplace next to an informal dining area. Each room leads to a covered porch.
Each space is a visual delight, particularly the large gourmet kitchen with an enormous center island. Every amenity is spoken for by high- end brands such as Viking and La Cornue in this area; even the butler’s pantry that has its own chef’s kitchen. Yet again, access to an outdoor screened in living room with fireplace offers that outdoor living environment that is so desired for today’s lifestyles.
Continuing our treasure hunt for superb living we land on the second floor where we find a French inspired master suite with lovely sitting areas, private sun deck and projection media screen. An enormous dressing room with a beverage station and sink is included. There is a second floor living room with a fireplace, custom cabinetry, ample seating and wet bar. Five additional ensuite bedrooms with access to terraces and sundecks are nestled in cozy comfort and privacy.
Approaching a fully completed lower level brings us to a sunlit lower solarium with gorgeous limestone flooring, whitewashed brick walls everywhere one looks and fireplace. This area has access to the patio and grounds.
There is a bar and game room with a stunning lacquered wood bar and limestone flooring. A wine room sits adjacent to a wood paneled twelve-seat theater, and a large playroom to keep the kids busy. A large laundry room is equipped with two washing machines, two dryers and cabinetry aplenty.
Adding continuity to living graciously is a three-car garage along with a second floor large guest suite that also has access to a private sun deck and heated swimming pool with spa, a Har-Tru tennis court and a basketball court.
Everywhere one looks there is detail upon detail without a sense of anything being “too much.” The home hints of refinement without being overwhelming. Having been built in 2007 on over six acres of reserved land, will allow for the house to become both heart and soul of your hearth and home.
550 Parsonage Lane, Sagaponack, NY