NEW KDHamptons Featured Property: A Magical Mecox Estate at $20M
Like most Hamptonites, KDHamptons loves to pour over pictures of beautiful Hamptons homes, whether it’s a magnificent mansion on Meadow Lane, a gleaming glass house in East Hampton, or a surf shack in Montauk. The high end Hamptons real estate market is booming with jaw dropping new homes hitting the market every day. Check out East End power broker Gary DePersia’s stunning Water Mill listing we recently toured in this NEW KDHamptons Property Feature, below. If you are hunting for the ultimate Hamptons dream home, all you’ll need is your toothbrush, a swimsuit, and the key to this estate…
Feast your eyes on this magnificent 3 acre estate, anchored by a fully furnished, James Michael Howard designed, 12,000 SF+/-, 7 bedroom residence which overlooks Water Mill’s bucolic farm fields and the broad waters of Mecox Bay. The rear yard was conceived as an open landscape with a massive Copper Beech tree in its center and surrounded by a border of London Plane trees.
The perimeter of privet hedging and specimen trees, shrubs and plantings is alive with green and robust colors of white and pinks. The base of the house is a mixture of boxwood, grasses, and fruit trees. Picturesque views from a rooftop aerie are enchanting places to relax in the sun, host an afternoon BBQ, or a delightful soiree under the stars.
The journey begins as you enter the grand foyer with inlaid marble patterned floors. Sun-drenched by day, the two story, 21′ x 30′ Long Room, will at night, be the focal point for all your entertaining with custom Scagliola fireplace below lime washed ceiling beams.
The fireplace is a custom design with bolection legs and a classical pulvinated frieze made from scagliola, which is marble slurry. Its intent is to show marble in an exaggerated form. Above the fireplace are 2 sconces in the style of Giacometti, and the hand made mirror was made of custom fabricated glass and was then burnished and silvered by hand exactly like those of the 17th and 18th centuries.
The custom made rug was designed to resemble the motifs in the Matisse cutouts. The rug was hand woven in India using New Zealand heathered wool. In fact, most of the rugs in the house were custom designed for the rooms so that they fit exactly to the dimensions and requirements of each room. David Weeks created ceiling fixture in the style of the Calder mobiles.
Quiet reflection can be found in the 21′ x 19′ library with hand cut vellum walls and Soanian mahogany fireplace. The 21′ X 18′ dining room with fireplace is serviced by a nearby glass-walled wine room. The expansive kitchen with adjacent breakfast room includes custom wood and stainless steel cabinets, a large island and professional appliances. Nearby, an 18′ X 22′ informal living room has coffered ceiling and a 90 flatscreen TV.
A first floor guest master suite including fireplace and large sitting room is joined by two elegant guest suites. Upstairs, a groin vaulted vestibule opens to the master wing offering large sleeping chamber with paneled walls and fireplace, a separate sitting room boasting lacquered walls and a bar area. Notable his and her dressing and bathing areas find mutuality in a common showering room.
The master and three additional guest suites have access to a second floor recreation room as well as expansive balcony overlooking the bay. A short staircase leads to a roof terrace with heroic views all the way to the Atlantic Ocean. A covered, 77′ veranda looks out to the glimmering, mirror pool with spa serviced by a cabana with outdoor fireplace and professionally landscaped grounds including orchards, meadows and estate plantings.