Amagansett Country Cottage Sells For $6.5 Million
Posted by Laura Mott — December 29, 2010
Listed at $8.25 Million, this home sold for $6.5 Million
A gated entry opens and invites you to come up a long priveted-for-privacy drive...round the bend and into view comes the portico to a country cottage on nearly 2 plus acres of coveted Amagansett real estate within minutes to the ocean beach. A bucolic environment where the specimen trees such as Copper Beeches, lavish perennial blooms, mature plantings have long established their roots over the decades. This cedar shingled traditional country cottage exudes tremendous charm belonging to a period in time when simple pleasures such as gatherings of friends and family were the focal point of a home and the nearby ocean beach was the destination for a day's rest and fun.
Welcome to a residence that is both gracious and relaxed...begin with the authentic wide plank pine floors of yesteryear featured throughout the residence...the charming yet elegant foyer has a delicate guest powder room and opens to entrances leading to to the handsome wood paneled library with full bath or grand post and beam built Great Room with soaring peaked beamed ceilings and a massive brick woodburning hearth sprayed in light by a southern exposure of buttery sunshine through large Palladian windows and french doors opening to a bluestone patio, and a formal dining room with fireplace plus an adjacent country living room/den/or reading room. A wonderful country kitchen designed for the gourmet cook, it features a perfect breakfast nook for all to share in the delights of the chef! House guests are treated to their choice of two ensuite bedrooms, each with their own entrances for privacy. Staff quarters include 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, a laundry/ironing and washroom and have two separate entrances, one with a covered deck. A lower living area features a large play room, gym, clothing store room, bedroom with full bathroom, a second bathroom with steam shower, and additional unfurnished storage room.
The second floor of the main residence offers a back stairway leading directly to the kitchen or a more formal entry to the foyer. A lovely second floor master suite with french doors to the deck where one can view the expansive landscaped property and lawn has a generous master bathroom including "His" and "Hers" pedestal sinks, a jacuzzi bath, steam shower, and a separate room for the commode. Down the hallway, cleverly designed to hide storage space within the walls, is an array of 3 additional bedrooms which include 3 additional ensuite guest bedrooms and a small room, perfect for storage or a new infant! Access to the top viewing deck by stairway is from the outside second story deck where you can see forever toward a town protected expansive reserve and the ever present, Atlantic Ocean.
The property also features a detached two car garage with a additonal living space and pergola and dining patio perfect for summer lunches. A pool house with full bathroom and brick patio for summer dining and pergola with grapevines that bloom to shade and cool. Set to the left in the lawn is a heated Gunite ozone 40x20 pool with area to lounge and enjoy a summer brunch under a canopy. Nearby is a bocce court for summer fun! Amenities include 5 zone heating and air conditioning, security system for the gated entry and residence, Kohler generator service and central vacuum, and an underground irrigation system for the landscaped grounds. A specifically majestic property which offers tranquility and convenience, privacy and a superlative location, is new to the market for sale. Enchanted? Who wouldn't be? Come see it for yourself! By appointment only.