Shortly after the new Long Island Railroad came to Westhampton Beach in the 1870’s, privileged families from New York built their “summer cottages” here to escape the hot summers in the city. Not very many of those original country homes still exist.Seafield Lane in the estate section of Westhampton Beach, is home to several of these notable estates.Our newest offering is a brilliant example. Built in 1911 and sited on 1.6+/- acres, the gracious seven-bedroom, three-story home with a two-bedroom guest house conjures up memories of the luxury of days gone by.With its richly detailed woodwork, original artistic leaded glass window details and hardware, glass conservatory and five wood burning fireplaces, one experiences the feeling of history that permeates the home.Fast forward to 2010. Enhanced by new baths throughout (done with a nod to the past), new roof, heat, a/c & mechanical systems, the living is easy. Not formal or fussy, this period home is the prototype for the more recently built Post-moderns that dot the landscape of the Hamptons.From the privet hedges to the evergreen perimeter plantings, the fully fenced property is worlds away from the hustle bustle of the real world.The new heated gunite pool with spa is the centerpiece of the expansive garden and sits among the sweeping lawns and spectacular specimen trees.The har-tru tennis court is discretely set in a remote section of the grounds. Grandfathered to allow the tennis court to be sited on a property line maximizes the lawn area & would not be possible with current zoning rules.Centrally located approximately half a mile from village shopping and village beach, this setting is truly in “The Heart of The Village”.
Offered @ $4,800,000