Nominated for the Wall Street Journal’s 2018 ‘House of the Year’ competition, this special property is available to rent for the first time. Designed, built, and restored to an impeccable standard of craftsmanship and style by local architect Val Florio and McGrath Builders, Narrow Lane Farm is a 10 building luxury farm compound featuring a brand new 7,304 sq. ft., 4-bedroom main house, a lifted and fully renovated 2,611 sq. ft., 2-bedroom 1920s farmhouse, two-car barn style garage with an apartment and sunken terrace with hot tub below, and five beautifully restored, original barns spread across 3+/- bucolic acres in the heart of Sagaponack, adjacent to the Wolffer Estate. Thoughtfully conceived and brilliantly executed, the restored barns offer modern functionality with a nod to an agrarian past. The “Tavern on the Green”, a former farm workshop, has a handsome black interior color scheme, fireplace, and bar with kegerator and double draft beer tap tower for memorable entertaining. The renovated potato barn, which could be reconfigured to house an antique car collection, has a groom’s lounge with full bath, loft sitting area, and three horse stalls. The adjacent handmade, heavy timber, mortice and tenon run-in barn and paddocks with Amish wood fencing add to the equestrian infrastructure for potentially stabling horses on the property. Though not limited to equestrian pursuits, the acre of famed Sagaponack soil ringing the compound could be used for any sort of planting or recreation from hobby farming to winemaking. Flanking the heated, gunite, salt water pool is the pool house built from the restored Marconi Barn and the restored 1940s “Farm to Table” dining barn. The pool house, with powder bath and HVAC, is built from the original Marconi wireless telegraph station that opened on Sagg Main Beach in 1902 and directed rescue traffic from the Titanic. As for living spaces, the compound has a total of 7 en suite bedrooms in the main house, farmhouse, and terrace apartment suite, connected by an ingenious 300’ long climate controlled tunnel with wine cave. Built for lasting quality, the supremely stylish interior finishes include 5” bleached hard oak floors, shiplap paneling milled on site, handmade barn doors, hand wrought iron balusters, Waterworks fixtures, and Baldwin hardware. Between the farmhouse’s lower level and the apartment suite, 6 custom carriage doors with hand forged iron hinges from a local artisan open onto a sunken, brick terrace with a custom, Alaskan, yellow cedar hot tub and radiant heated floor for year round enjoyment. Featuring a Sonos full home and outdoor audio system, the home is pre-wired for additional home automation features. Surrounded by farmland, equestrian fields, and vineyards, Narrow Lane Farm’s century old black oak trees, apple and pear orchard, lavender field, 250-vine private vineyard, and landscaping by Julian Kohl create a truly magical setting evoking bygone days.
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 2018: $7,788,906
FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Town Line BBQ
DON'T MISS: Monday Drum Circle, Sagg Beach
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