The range of light within this coveted Murray Compound home is nature at its best with a structure oh so stylish, expansive, ultra glamorous, and is one of Southampton’s most desirable homes.
The Murray Compound area, in which this prestigious home is located, was originally established in the 1920s; named after the family with the same name. Henry Ford II, grandson of the industrialist, had an estate of 235 acres here that has since become part of the Compound. Just southwest of Wickapogue Pond sits the original Murray-McDonnell Compound of 300 acres that were occupied by the early prominent families who escaped here from the big cities.
Today, the acreage is subdivided into a collection of highly sought after mini-estates. Considered one of the Southampton’s prestigious private communities, this Squabble Lane home is listed by Tim Davis, Licensed RE Broker for Corcoran Group Real Estate, and is one of only a handful of homes in the enclave that enjoys deeded ocean access; waiting for the homeowner who seeks natural beauty, a stunning home, and a location that allows for ultimate privacy.
Originally designed by architect Preston T. Phillips for another Ford family member – heiress Elena Ford, who enjoyed the home for a few years prior to relocating to be closer to the Ford Motor Company’s headquarters. Trish McEvoy, renowned makeup artist, author, beauty expert, and President and Founder of Trish McEvoy Beauty, currently owns the home. Trish’s clientele has included celebrities at the Academy Awards and for magazine covers, editorial shoots, and television.
“The most spellbinding virtue of this 2.40-acre property is the Atlantic Ocean views and pond frontage as well as the deeded 600 feet of ocean access.
Wickapogue Pond is a natural spring fed body of water that is 12 acres, with a view of the ocean beyond it. It is simply spectacular, particularly on sunny days when the water views shimmer and go on endlessly,” explained Tim. “For the first time in 18 years, the property has come up for sale. The floor plan of the house is two stories with a full service lower level. The contemporary nature of the 8500 square foot building allows for expansive ceilings while walls of glass allow for open views of the pond, pool, gardens and lawn.”
Seven bedrooms and 10 baths on two levels provide for generous space complete with soaring ceilings for that ultimate Hamptons lifestyle. And the light – that famous Hamptons light – that permeates artists’ dreams and fuses the spirit, abounds throughout the home and fills every single space. Additionally, skylights grace the ceilings, adding more light and beauty to the formal double height living room. These spaces continually open to expansive terraces, a heated Gunite swimming pool, the pond, and the very expansive lawns sprinkled everywhere with mature trees, flora and fauna. A genuinely supreme St. Charles kitchen makes food preparation a cinch and with the dining pavilion and walkway leading to the lovely out of doors area for cocktails, the interior and outdoors are seamlessly united and overlook the pond.
Three fireplaces, including one in the waterfront library create an ambiance for warmth and coziness. The second level of the home features a waterfront master suite with private terrace access, a master bath with a steam shower, soaking tub and spacious dressing room. An exercise gym, four ensuite guest bedrooms, three with a waterfront view, have access to a media room and upstairs library to please your guests or family. The separate two-bedroom, two bath additional wing is ideal.
An attached three-car garage with an additional one- car service garage is provided along with a full power generator, while the lower level has loads of storage and laundry facility.
As you would expect from a home located in New York’s oldest community of Southampton, old world elegance and style has merely been replaced with contemporary glamour, serenely elegant interiors, ultra clean and white reflections of a monochromatic ambiance. The well thought out floor plan will delight and gives ample privacy. The secluded nature of the area places this home in the midst of one of the most desirable places to live in the United States.
As Tim Davis explained: “It is no wonder that famed artists such as Roy Lichtenstein and Jackson Pollock found solace in Southampton’s secluded shores.” This place is somewhere between heaven and more heaven, and is much more than just a status trophy home. It is a refuge, a retreat, a sheltering port after a long voyage, and a secure anchor in which to dream your dreams.
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