Shinnecock Summer Cottage, Southampton, New York


Offered at $9,750,000

Originally built at the turn of the last century by apprentices of William Merritt Chase and his American Impressionist School, the shingled summer cottage at Shinnecock is a vintage treasure that transports you back in time to the Gatsby era in Southampton. The noble 8,000-square-foot showpiece, lovingly and expertly restored and expanded over the years, crowns three and a half acres of breathtaking grounds designed by renowned landscape architect Edwina Von Gal. Each of its generous formal public rooms feasts on the beautiful gardens and is distinguished by one of the six stately fireplaces. A favorite spot is the new state-of-the-art kitchen and large gathering room, which is adorned with reclaimed chestnut matched to the original part of the house. From this haven, doors open to the formal gardens on one side and, opposite, to a terrace overlooking the pool. Among other cherished settings are a wine cellar entered from a stone archway, a lower-level cutting room that exits to the boxwood garden, and an array of six charming bedrooms—each and every setting authentically articulating the artistry and craftsmanship that it was envisioned to convey a century ago. The centerpiece of the three and a half acres of regal gardens is a heated swimming pool that is adorned with a lounge area surrounded by specimen trees and rolling lawns bordered by a 10-acre reserve—a scene savored from the cottage’s third-floor roof deck. The gourmet kitchen and gathering room are among the newer features of the cottage, both incorporating elements from the original house, such as reclaimed chestnut. A structural stone archway welcomes you to a unique wine cellar and, nearby, a lower-level cutting room that leads to the boxwood garden. French doors throughout the first floor extend the invitation to enjoy the glorious gardens and swimming pool lounge and terraces. It is here, perhaps, that you appreciate most the history and beauty of the cottage.

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