A one-of-a-kind 14-acre waterfront estate in Wainscott, and the home of the late billionaire Manhattan real estate developer Sheldon Solow, has been listed for $70 million.
“30 Mathews was the dream home” of Solow, according to Douglas Elliman’s Kyle Rosko, one of the listing agents. “This exclusive piece of property is truly a unicorn, it has over 800 feet of south-facing waterfront with an 180-degree curvature to it, providing an overwhelming sense of privacy and an unparalleled perspective from almost every room in the home. A bonus to this piece of land is that it can be subdivided to create a second estate with pool, pool house and tennis court for any interested buyers.”
Marcy Braun, Paul Brennan and Martha Gundersen are also representing the property.
A long, winding driveway cuts through the parklike grounds, where a 10,000-square-foot home sits amid a rolling lawn and mature specimen plantings. The seven-bedroom shingled-style home was designed by the noted architect Paul Rice and built in 2010 by Ben Krupinski Builder.
A double-height foyer leads to a formal dining room with fireplace. The open kitchen is adjacent and features a breakfast area and a family room with French doors for access to a screened porch and a long, covered porch, designed to blend the indoor and outdoor living space, according to the listing.
A stately library with a fireplace, a living room, a sunroom with a full wet bar and an en-suite staff or guest bedroom round out the first floor.
Upstairs offers five ensuite bedrooms, including the spacious master suite. The master provides a sitting room with a fireplace, a large walk-in closet, a bathroom with double vanities, a soaking tub and a shower, and a private balcony with views of the grounds and water.
The finished lower level offers an open recreation space, a home theater, a gym with a steam shower, a seventh bedroom and the ability to create an eighth bedroom if needed.
Off to one side of the house is a gunite pool that overlooks Georgica Pond. A pool house is nearby. There is also a detached three-car garage.
Taxes on the 13.89-acre property are currently $49,235.
Solow died in August 2020 at age 92. He purchased the vacant property for $19.5 million in 2006, according to records.