Robert A.M Stern Designed Mecox Bayfront
Designed as "a new interpretation of the Hamptons shingle style home," this Robert A.M. Stern designed residence, sited down a tree-lined drive on more than 4.5 gorgeously landscaped and gardened acres, has been showcased in some 20 different publications. With over 300 feet of west-facing waterfront on Mecox Bay with private dock, this extraordinary property also includes a sunken, all-weather tennis court, an in-ground heated 42'x20' Gunite pool, intricate brick pathways among luscious floral plantings, a vegetable garden, and separate cottage. A large gravel expanse leads to the columned front door, through which the double-height entry hall provides direct views to the back lawn and bay. The open floor plan allows for natural light, and is designed with indirect lighting. The living room with fireplace flows around to the den with built-in bar. Opposite, the dining room features a built-in service bar that is a miniature replica of the residence's front facade, and opens onto a covered outdoor dining patio. The adjoining generous kitchen includes an island and breakfast area. An office off the kitchen occupies the ground floor of a cupola, across from which is the laundry, the service entry, access to the two-car garage, and a separated second story guest bedroom and bath. Back to the front entry, off of which a powder room and elevator are found, the main staircase leads upstairs to the master suite, two guest bedrooms, a guest bath, and an additional guest suite, from which another office is accessed up the cupola. The expansive outside areas can be viewed from almost every window, with views from the bay, across the lawns, brick walkways, a gazebo, and further to a separate cottage with its own two bedrooms, two baths, and living area. In all, this property creates a private enclave that blends magnificent architecture with the finest landscaping design and natural beauty.