Boasting a truly world-class location, this remarkable shingle-style waterfront retreat has 110’ of frontage on Halsey Neck Pond and is perfectly aligned to capture expansive views of the pond and the Atlantic Ocean. Upon on the dual-gated entries, the estate offers the ultimate in privacy, enjoying 3.1 +/- of secluded landscaped acres.
After years of fastidious planning, this traditional-style house was completed in 2012, with a floor plan covering approximately 16,705 SF+/- over three above grade levels serviced by an elevator and apportioning 9 bedrooms and 9 Full & 3 Half Bathrooms. Despite its modern construction, the house maintains the charm and elegance of a historic country manor. The state-of-the-art home was designed and constructed to exceptional standards by architect John David Rose and builder Mark Himmelsbach (Ironwood Construction). The very well thought-out design offers the best of both intimate living spaces and open free flowing areas, highlighting the estate’s impressive scale and proper sense of proportion.
This turn-key offering features interiors designed by Manhattan-based firm, Carrier & Company. Recently featured in Architectural Digest, the interior has a traditional, all-American vibe that is both timeless and fresh, fusing lively regional artifacts, American antiques, and chic 20th-Century European furnishings. Interested parties are invited to inquire for further information on the specific details of the house’s included niche decor.
Exquisite design elements can be found throughout, including a soaring entrance foyer with an elliptical triple-height staircase, multiple fireplaces, a formal dining room with hand-stenciled walls and a cobalt blue Murano chandelier (circa 1940), charming 19th-Century mahogany bookcases and Venetian-plastered walls in the living room, and a library paneled in honey-tone knotty pine.
A gourmet kitchen features bespoke counters made from honed soapstone and zinc, surrounded by custom-built millwork and cabinetry. A complete range of appliances includes a BlueStar double range and two Viking ovens. The kitchen has a butler’s pantry, an informal dining area, and a lounge with access to the southern facing covered porch. Another exceptional element of the homes stellar design is the 1,500-bottle custom wine room deftly joining the expansive kitchen, butler’s pantry, and dining room.
Completing the first level is a Jr. master suite with a walk-in closet, a mud room with zinc countertops and a powder room, and a service entrance delivery room.
These well-proportioned living spaces are a brightly lit collection of open-concept day rooms, which can be cleverly apportioned off by pocket doors to create private, intimate segments. The home has extensive millwork throughout, inspired by the site’s original 1920’s carriage house, detailed with crisp moldings and paneling. The house features five fireplaces, old-growth white oak country grade floors in random width with hand scraped edges, custom-made Reilly weighted windows with sleek bronze screens, and custom-crafted solid mahogany doors.
On the second level you will find the homes opulent Master Suite which has a sleeping porch, a sitting room finished with lacquered walls, a master office with a kitchenette, and two private balconies with ocean and pond views. The Master Suite includes two luxurious baths and generous closets. The remainder of the second level features four additional guest suites with walk-in closets and sleeping porches, staff quarters with a bedroom suite, sitting area, and kitchen area, a laundry room, a walk-in linen closet, and a study area with screened porch.
The third level features a game room, ocean view balcony, a massive one-of-a-kind movie theatre with leather, fully-reclining seats, lounge areas and its own kitchen, a massage area, and an ample storage area with cedar closets. Two guest bedrooms with a sitting area make up the remainder of the third level.
The outdoor living areas were professionally sculpted by celebrated landscape designer, Ed Hollander, who received the American Society of Landscape Architects Award for his work at 80 Meadowmere Lane. The property feels secluded among the mature trees and flowering perennial gardens, while the sprawling lush lawns flow away from the property to open it up to the pond and ocean views. This outdoor sanctuary includes a dining pavilion with a Connecticut Fieldstone fireplace and a Bluestone patio next to a 55’ heated saltwater pool & spa. The property also includes a regulation size tennis court, which doubles as a half basketball court, and an exercise pavilion. The separate pool house has a covered dining terrace, a lounge, bathroom, and kitchen. The home additionally offers an attached heated four-car garage.
Additional information regarding the many features of this exceptional estate is available upon request.