It’s rare to find a home of this caliber that causes you to relax and unwind. There’s an immediate sense of tranquility and warmth here that says you’re home.
The residence in question is a two-story, 7,400-square-foot Shingle-style retreat perched on a 3.2-acre bluff near Two Mile Hollow Beach. Perhaps the welcoming ambience is due to the gentle southern coastal light or the allure of the Hamptons beach lifestyle.
The elegant yet approachable custom interior design by Scott Sanders — recognized for his New American Style — certainly plays a part, and the expressive, innovative architecture of Dennis Wedlick contributes. Nearly every room is linked with the outdoors, and each interior space has an exterior counterpart.
In the spacious kitchen — with its stylish surfaces of walnut and black granite, fireplace, wet bar, superior-quality appliances, and breakfast area — French doors to the inviting backyard and hot tub grotto.
At the heart of the home is a formal living and dining room, designed with grand entertaining in mind; a three-season south-facing screened porch flanks its entire length.
Two of the five bedroom suites have south-facing balconies, and an auxiliary stairway connects the master suite with the kitchen, the den, and a roof deck offering captivating Atlantic Ocean views. Occupying the footprint of a former residence are the catering kitchen, the laundry room, and a media room with a built-in sound system.
Wholly alluring and idyllic, the grounds boast ever-colorful perennial gardens, regal stone walls, great green lawns, meandering paths, and unique water features and wooded nooks that are a signature of revered landscape designer Craig Socia.
Discreetly, naturally concealed, the 50-foot heated gunite swimming pool is accompanied by an impeccable summer kitchen in an Asian-inspired cabaña.
A turf-and-sand tennis court is tucked away on the northwest corner of the property. Also on the grounds are a detached three-car garage and a charming greenhouse.
A small wooden gate just off the main driveway reveals a path leading to — where else? — the beach.