Surrounded by farm fields on Daniel’s Lane in Sagaponack South, this exceptional 1.1 acre compound landscaped by Edwina von Gal features a stylishly renovated circa 1896 farmhouse, guest cottage with 2 car garage, heated gunite pool and spa, pool house gym, and infrastructure for hobby farming. Past the three shuttered dormers and columned, covered porch that compose the charming front facade, enter the 4-bedroom main house with interiors clad in the meticulously restored, original pine wainscoting and molding. A sympathetic but supremely stylish renovation in 2014 preserved many original details, from the doors to the antique push button light switches, while adding contemporary indoor and outdoor lighting, and luxury, modern conveniences like Sonos Home Audio and Nest Thermostats. The front door opens to the foyer with powder bath and living room with original fireplace and a wall of paned windows with banquette beneath. The gourmet kitchen features a long, 2-inch marble-topped island, commercial stainless steel prep tables, custom teak plywood shelving and cabinetry, and top of the line appliances from Subzero, Wolf, and Bosch. Off the kitchen, the dramatic sitting and dining room with beamed, cathedral ceiling, hanging fireplace and large picture windows leads to the rear covered porch and brick dining patio. The upstairs has 4 bedrooms and 3 baths with marble showers and vanities and contemporary fixtures. The master suite has a dressing room, desk nook, and a lavish bath with oversized steam shower, free-standing tub, and dual vanities. The former barn crowned with a jaunty cupola was converted into an airy, loft-like guest house. Landscaped for privacy, the heated gunite pool and spa with bluestone patio is complemented by a pool house gym with steam shower, and a pair of sliding glass disappearing doors. The enclosed garden with architecturally significant chicken coop has produced organic fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, and honey for an unbeatably local farm to table existence. The farm shed has an outdoor potting sink covered by a sleek breezeway. The epitome of farm chic located on prime Sagaponack soil.
Renown for farming and named with the Shinnecock Indian Nation’s word for potato, Sagaponack began in 1656 when Josiah Stanborough built its first home. The desirable combination of farm field vistas and beach vibes made Sagaponack the most expensive zip code in the United States in 2009. A handful of notable authors including Truman Capote, Kurt Vonnegut, and George Plimpton once frequented Sagaponack. Although Sagaponack is the most rural of the Hamptons towns, Wolffer Estate Vineyard Wine Stand is the place to be on Friday and Saturday for a gorgeous sunset, wine, and music.
AVERAGE SALE PRICE 2014: $8,658,454
FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Town Line BBQ
DON'T MISS: Monday Drum Circle, Sagg Beach
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