Georgica Pondfront Retreat East Hampton
- Approx. Sq. Ft.6,000
- Year Built1985
- South of the highway
- Heated pool
- Central air
- Exercise room
Designer-conceived, built and published in Architectural Digest, this 18th-Century-style French pavilion set on almost three acres south of the highway features hand-cut limestone shipped from Provence specifically for this five-bedroom residence. A classic tree-lined drive provides an elegant approach to the front door, from which the rear spacious limestone terrace and pool can be seen. The home's horizontal line, steep gabled roof and pointed octagonal wings nearly disguise the 23-foot high vaulted interiors. The entirety of the house is enhanced by tall French doors outlined with stone moldings. The entrance hall with powder room opens to the grand, detailed main living room with fireplace that is flooded with light from both the front allee and the rear terrace. The ground floor west wing features the master suite with dressing room and private patio, and a guest suite with a private patio as well. Upstairs, the west wing continues with a sitting area, bedroom, bath, and exercise room. The ground floor of the east wing hosts the formal dining room with service pantry, a full bath, and the oversized dine-in kitchen with fireplace, and all modern appliances. A circular staircase leads up to the east wing suite of two bedrooms, sitting room, and bath. The same staircase leads to the full basement with wine cellar, mechanical systems, and abundant storage. The deceptively simple rear landscape features the sleek heated Gunite pool accented with limestone obelisks, and some 325 ft. on Jones Cove lie beyond privacy-enhancing plantings.
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