South of the highway in Bridgehampton, this classically charming shingled traditional 4 bedroom home is sheltered by magnificent formal gardens usually reserved for storybooks. A wide covered porch and balcony above overlook the truly enchanting gardens with fire pit and sitting area flanked by a wisteria-shaded path, rows of crepe myrtle, and heated pool anchored by a regal cherry tree. Featuring bright interiors by David Lawrence, the home centers on an airy three level foyer with wraparound landings complete with sitting areas. Off the foyer, a sunken living room with fireplace and coffered ceiling leads to bluestone patio with built-in barbecue. The long white marble kitchen with breakfast area and full bath leads to the covered porch with ample room for both al fresco dining and poolside lounging. A formal dining room with fireplace connects to the kitchen and a second sitting room with direct access to the gardens and a gracious guest suite above. The second level master suite with beamed, vaulted ceilings and fireplace has a sitting room and generous bath that open to the balcony. Two en suite guest bedrooms face the master. A media room or playroom tops the third level. Lower level has wine room with antique door. Multi-room audio system. Limited opportunity to own a home of consummate charm with alluring gardens in Bridgehampton south.
Named for the bridge built across Sagg Pond in 1686 by Ezekiel Sandford, Bridgehampton is known for horse farms, auto racing, and its very own soil classification, the Bridgehampton loam. Equestrians delight in the Hampton Classic horse show and gearheads pay homage to the legendary track with the Bridgehampton Antique Car Road Ralley. After hitting the beach, sip at Channing Daughters Winery, play a round at the Atlantic Golf Club, or visit Mecox Bay Dairy for artisanal cheese and fresh milk.
AVERAGE SALE PRICE 2014: $3,716,889
FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Topping Rose House
DON'T MISS: Mecox Bay Dairy
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