Croquet on the lawn. Afternoon tea in the conservatory. Lazy afternoons in a hammock with a good book. This property is the apotheosis of a classic Southampton summer home–and yet amazingly, no one has scooped it up in the past couple years on the market. Listed by Pat Petrillo at Sotheby’s, the house started out asking north of $14 million in 2015; it’s just had $500K cut from the asking price and now is just $13.9 million.
What do you get for that? A spacious (9500 square feet), renovated 1895 Queen Anne home, with two acres of mature gardens. There are ten bedrooms and ten and a half baths, a sunroom that opens to a patio, a conservatory that opens to another patio, a library, and a master bedroom with a sleeping porch. The lower level sports a playroom and gym, a wine cellar, and staff quarters.
Outside, there’s a long pool and a tennis court, along with an attached pool house.
Frankly, rich people, we’re a little shocked and slightly surprised that none of you so far have the good taste to appreciate this jewel. Come on, eschew the cookie-cutter McMansions and go for the real thing. You’ll have amazing summers.
For more, click here. 75 First Neck Lane, Southampton