Listowel Estate, Water Mill, New York

Listowel, steeped in luxurious privacy with 360 feet of water frontage on Mecox Bay, is bordered by land that has been farmed by the same families since the 1600s. A strategic collaboration of stellar professionals has culminated in the majestic achievement of a Shingle Style home with classic gardens, epitomizing the best of artisanal-fueled craftsmanship. Interior and exterior spaces are designed to seamlessly integrate modern convenience with Old World style. The home encompasses over 12,000 square feet of living and entertaining spaces, including a dramatic two-story library, a spacious living room featuring three sets of French doors that open to an expansive covered porch, and a formal dining room with French doors and hand-painted chinois wallpaper—all with fireplaces. A butler’s pantry leads to the stainless steel chef’s kitchen with walk-in pantry and top-of-the-line appliances; the adjacent gathering room boasts four sets of French doors opening to a trellis-covered outdoor living room with a magnificent stone fireplace. Separate, though attached, is the “guest cottage” that features a complete informal living area with fireplace, painting studio, second-floor ensuite bedroom, and access to the outdoor spa. Upstairs are four ensuite bedrooms, the master suite encompassing the entire southeastern wing of the house: a vaulted-ceiling master bedroom with fireplace and French doors opening to a south-facing deck with dramatic views of Mecox Bay and the ocean beyond, a marble master bath highlighting radiant-heat floors and views across the farms’ fields, and two large walk-in closets. A firelit Tower study with dramatic water views completes the upper level. Outside, six acres embrace a carriage house, a heated gunite pool within an allée of sycamore trees, a vast and aromatic rose garden, an orchard of 60-year-old apple trees, flower-cutting gardens, dry-stacked stone walls and gravel walkways, and mature specimen trees, all laid out in the classic English garden style. A welcoming nature path leads to the waterside, where a large dock awaits the water-sport aficionado.

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