Tuscan Escape in the Hamptons - Quiogue, NY
Exceptional in design and quality, this elegant Tuscan-style villa offers the quintessential Hamptons lifestyle. This estate is located in the hamlet of Quiogue in the township of Southampton. Quiogue, neighboring Quogue, Quantuck Bay and minutes from the Atlantic, is approximately a 1.5-hour drive from Manhattan and accessible by car, bus, private jet and train. It is within the Westhampton Beach School District which was ranked highly by Niche in 2015, receiving an overall grade of A+ and achieving above national and state average scores for math, reading, SAT, and ACT. Upon entering the grounds through an iron gate, one feels like they have been transported to Italy. It is immediately apparent this residence is more than a home; it is a work of art. Columns, arches, hand-finished stucco, wrought iron, travertine, marble, terracotta, wood-beams, inlaid tiles, fountains -- the detail is extraordinary. A former Senior Landscape Architect at the Central Park Conservancy designed the gardens with flowers, trees and shrubs indigenous to Tuscany creating a private park-like setting. This 2.15+/- acre property is comprised of two single and separate parcels offered together. One parcel includes the 8,500+/- SF, 8 bedroom, 6 bath, 2 half-bath main residence (plus 2000+/- SF of finished space in the lower level) built around a courtyard and features a living room, library, dining room, eat-in gourmet kitchen, Tuscan-inspired tower, guest suite, wine cellar, gym, media room, billiards, 4 fireplaces, attached 3-car garage and more. A loggia lined with screened doors brings the outdoors in, providing access to the courtyard from the living spaces and accommodates 16 guests for al fresco dining by a fireplace overlooking the pool. The courtyard includes a 46' x 20' heated gunite pool, pool house with full bath, outdoor shower, grill and patio. The second parcel offers a clay tennis court and a 1100+/- SF 2 bedroom, full bath guest cottage with a separate 2-car garage.