Contemporary Design Trends in a Trad Wainscott Cottage

trad wainscott

This beauty, located south of the highway on Sayres Path in Wainscott, proves that traditional doesn’t have to mean stuffy or old-fashioned. Listed by Diane Saatchi and Elaine Stimmel at Saunders, the property is also available with the house next door to create a compound.

All photos via Saunders

The first floor of this 5800 square foot house offers a great room, pretty kitchen with breakfast area, a library (which we covet madly), and study, many with aged beams. There is a lot of wainscoting and attractive built ins, all decorated with many, many karate-chopped cushions.

Downstairs is also a spacious first-floor master with sitting area and fireplace. In all, there are six bedrooms and 7.5 baths set on 0.98 of an acre. The bedrooms have busy wallpaper which will probably put off buyers, and the vessel sinks are dated, but those are minor quibbles. Outside, there’s a generously sized 20 x 60 gunite pool and pool house.

When this property was first listed back in 2016, the asking price of $13.5 million struck us as high. Now the ask is a much slimmer and more reasonable $10 million. Sayres Path is, of course, a desirable address. What do you think of the place?

For more, click here. 141 Sayres Path, Wainscott