YOUR KINGDOM AWAITS
A Veritable Town All Your Own, Three Ponds Farm Is Waiting For You To Discover
For those who relish the exclusivity a home with unparalleled privacy brings, imagine yourself enveloped not merely within a residence of grand proportion but in a veritable kingdom all your own. In an extraordinarily rare opportunity, just such a kingdom is being offered through Tim Davis of the Corcoran Group – a man whose name is virtually synonymous with luxury real estate in the Hamptons.
An exquisite residence unlike any other; the elegantly sequestered Three Ponds Farm is situated on over sixty acres in the coveted, East End town of Bridgehampton. Surrounded by lush, rolling terrain, Three Ponds Farm offers a location framed by Bridgehampton’s majestic horse farms and a picturesque backdrop provided by the exclusive Atlantic Golf Club.
At the heart of Three Ponds Farm is the estate’s manor home; a massively spacious residence spanning 20,000 square feet
over two stories. With a hand plastered facade and terra cotta roof tiles crafted in Scotland, the gracious lady is reminiscent of an elegant, Tuscan villa. As your eye moves across the double loggia punctuated by mighty columns, curved windows positioned within matching rotundas, Belgian block and the Indian red sandstone pavers, fine Brazilian mahogany woodwork and recessed copper flashing; it becomes brilliantly evident that no strand of the estate’s detail tapestry was left to chance.
Arriving at the entry, guests are greeted by meticulously groomed topiaries as they pass through a portico into a home where room upon quintessentially opulent room presents itself. Walls glow with the elegant patina so singularly indicative of Venetian plaster while underfoot, the richness of hardwood cherry and mahogany floors is outshone only by hand-inlaid Greek key motif that borders the perimeter. In the breathtaking, elegant curved Oval Room guests are treated to a view that encompasses Long Pond – the largest of the estates three – and sprawling lawns beyond. The picture the Oval Room creates is made even more alluring when viewed from against space’s custom mouldings and embellished walls, matched stone fireplaces that anchor each end of the room and a 28-foot ceiling that hovers above.
The luxurious impact continues into the dining room, itself a temple to style and sophistication. Under a barrel-vaulted ceiling, the star of the room is a weighty stone table featuring an intricately crafted mosaic top crafted in Italy and inspired by 14th century design. Adjacent to the dining room, you will find the cherry- paneled bar – all the better to entertain in a style befitting a small kingdom.
In the estate’s kitchen, the ambience of the Italian countryside is celebrated with hand painted tile, limestone counters, top of the line appliances, gleaming custom cabinetry, indoor pizza oven and grill and a traditional pot rack that lends an impressive yet somewhat whimsical flair to the space. The kitchen and dining room are augmented by three pantries and to complete the ease with which this home entertains; there is a laundry room featuring dual washers/dryers, a mud room cleverly outfitted as a place to arrange flowers, a powder room and comfortable, spacious staff accommodations complete with bath. Below the main level, amenities include storage areas, a commercial grade laundry, fireproof valuables room and a temperature controlled wine cellar for 2,500 bottles all housed in bespoke, Mahogany enclosures. The lower level has an additional bath and a large space pre-wired to become a future media room.
A magnificently turned staircase leads upstairs where the the estates bedrooms including the master suite glitter like a collection of gems. In the master, French windows face three exposures – making the suite an ideal spot from which to view the landscape beyond. Above, a triple- groin, vaulted ceiling is backlit, glazed and plastered – an apropos choice as the room’s crowning glory. His and her baths feature details like radiant heated floors, gold-plated faucets and sunken rose marble tubs. Dual dressing rooms offer custom cabinetry and personal safes along with myriad aesthetic complements, as one would expect from an estate of this importance.
As its name suggests, the property boasts three ponds offering bucolic water views and a treasure trove of bass, perch and pickerel. Of all the offerings found within Three Ponds Farms, the private 18-hole golf course rightfully reins as what might be considered its most impressive element. Holding the distinction of being the only 18-hole golf course Rees Jones ever designed for a private residence, the course remains true to Jones’ philosophy. It is at once challenging, fair, aesthetically pleasing, environmentally responsible and of course, simply beautiful to behold. To further embrace the casually elegant Hamptons lifestyle of the course, players can take advantage of the pro-shop created in within a retrofit garage, relax in the beautifully restored milking barn that’s been reinvented as a rustically chic lounge at the 5th hole or enjoy the garden views while honing their skills on the practice greens. Played along two of the estate’s ponds, the course has been rates 132 by the Metropolitan Golf Association (MGA) and delivers all the game’s profound pleasure while indulging players in beauty. In addition to the golf course, Three Ponds Farms also delivers
its own formal rose garden – a replica in miniature of the Cranford Rose Garden in Brooklyn’s Botanical Garden replete with an intimate orangery, corridors of flowering trees, a professional grass tennis court, a vast formal pool with a relaxing spa at the southern end, an artfully appointed pool house with all modern amenities and a seemingly endless array of outdoor spaces from which to enjoy it all.
Also on the estate one will find a guest home situated on nearly four acres. Designed by Allen Greenberg, the guest house sits where the property’s original farmhouse once stood; an ongoing ode to the history of the estate. Featuring a bluestone patio that invites idyllic views of the Edmund Hollander-designed gardens, the guest house is a luxurious retreat for special visitors. Located adjacent to the guest home are service buildings providing storage and office. space for the estates staff, rustic reminders of the Three Ponds Farm’s past life.
3 Ponds Farm – 93 Scuttlehole Road, Bridgehampton, NY