In the sought-after village of Sagaponack, set behind the fabled high hedges of the Hamptons, a special property with a beautiful greensward, vibrant flowers, a picturesque pond, ancient shade trees — and oh yes, a house too — is for sale. Not that the house, a classic shingled American Foursquare built in 1919, is any slouch. Not at all. Indeed, the 3,500-square-foot home is spacious and welcoming, with four bedrooms, three bathrooms and one powder room.
The area of Sagaponack that lies south of Montauk Highway, the primary traffic artery that links the various towns and villages of the Hamptons, is a truly special place, a delicate balance between agricultural parcels and high-end homes. One of the things that makes the village so attractive (and expensive) is that vestiges of the currently ultra-high-net-worth but formerly humble farming village remain everywhere. This Foursquare is a great example of that. Add the estate’s sense of tranquility and timelessness and it’s easy to see why these sorts of properties command such a huge premium. In the case of this property, the 2.1-acre spread is available via Eve Combemale at Sotheby’s International Realty at $8.2 million. Told you Sagaponack is tony!
Magnificent specimen trees dot the landscape, and frame the natural pond which is entirely within the property boundaries. Numerous flowerbeds, from gorgeous peonies to antique rose bushes to the great plumes of hydrangeas for which the Hamptons is famous, ensure blossoms from spring until fall, while the lush landscape ensures plenty of secret alcoves, unexpected openings and welcoming benches for peaceful contemplation, quiet inspiration and total serenity all year round.
Comfortable and completely updated, if slightly plain and simple, the house boasts both a living room and a dining room, both with French doors to admire the outdoors. The kitchen, which evokes a cozy farmhouse, albeit one with high-end designer appliances, offers easy access to the covered deck; a home office overlooks the pool, gardens and the pond beyond.
For even more space, the property includes a two-story studio with fireplace, sliding glass doors, and a full bathroom. Attached to the studio is a poolside pergola dripping with wisteria, as well as a two-car garage.
Get ready for enchantment. If you’re artsy and old fashioned, be sure to bring a sketch book. If you’re more digitally oriented, this place is Instagram ready!