Originally built in 1919, at a time when the Hamptons had emerged as the ultimate high-society summer destination, Villa Maria recently underwent a five-year complete renovation, restoring its Prohibition-era glory. The architect Andre Tchelistcheff and a design team from John Hummel and Associates Custom Builders employed their expertise in historic restoration to revamp the waterfront mansion, incorporating hand-honed limestone and oak floors, Tischler und Sohn mahogany windows, a hand-carved library fireplace, terra-cotta tile in the alfresco dining loggia, and imported Carrara marble in the bathrooms. The home’s grand-entrance foyer and striking triple-story spiral staircase complement relaxed interiors and a largely neutral color palette. Outdoors, the landscape architect Edmund Hollander restored the property’s four formal gardens, including vegetable and cutting gardens, and added expansive evergreen landscapes. The gated estate also features a 68-foot-long pool, a spacious attached art studio with views of the bay, and a teak spa with a steam room, wet sauna, and massage room.
Facts & Stats
Setting: The Water Mill hamlet of Southampton, overlooking Mecox Bay
Home: The 22,000-square foot estate is set on 11 acres of land (with additional acreage available) and features 11 bedrooms, 15.5 bathrooms, a wine cellar, an all-weather tennis court, and a pool house
Price: $69 million
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