Developed by architect Peter Block in collaboration with designer James Michael Howard, the Water Mill South Estate discovered on is a sumptuous residence featuring 12,000 sqf living space. The construction boasts a shingle-style exterior, elegant proportions and manicured gardens that ornament a three-acre parcel. The grand foyer has inlaid stone patterned floors which lead into the Stair Hall. This features a custom staircase in a two-story space with a Soanian vaulted ceiling and remarkable skylight. Past the Stair Hall, in the center of the home, is the two-story Long Room with a custom designed limestone fireplace.
The west side of the first floor is comprised of an elegant junior suite with sitting room, a library with a stone fireplace, and two spacious en suite guest rooms. The state of the art kitchen with a southward facing breakfast room, an adjacent keeping room, sun filled formal dining room, and a media room containing a professional home theatre system with surround sound can all be found on the eastern part of the first floor. The second story has a whole wing dedicated to the extravagant master suite. The opposite wing of the second story has three more en suite bedrooms and a recreation room. To finish off the main structure, there is a third floor deck that opens to an outdoor roof terrace overlooking Mecox Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
From the enormous Paolo Buffa walnut cabinet in the foyer to the rugs handmade in Nepal, from the sculptural David Weeks light fixture in the living room to the Baudelaire toiletries in the bathrooms, from the custom-made sofas and chairs to the Frette linens and towels, every single element seems chosen to impress. [Photos and information provided via e-mail by Brown Harris Stevens]