Since most our readership doesn't consider it part of "The Hamptons", we don't often venture into Westhampton. However, we hope you'll make an exception in the case of this nine-bedroom, 10.37 acre estate overlooking Quantuck Bay. This house (if you can call it that) has made an appearance on Curbed Hamptons before, but we thought it worth revisiting
Designed in 1903 by Henry Bacon?best known for his design of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.?for coal baron William C. Atwater, this Gatsbyesque mansion is what we like to refer to as a "jaw dropper". Check out the brokerbabble for this 16,000 sq. ft. behemoth:
"From an entry with a three-story staircase, a reception area proceeds to a living room with fireplace and a banquet-sized formal dining room with hand-painted murals and fireplace. A large gourmet kitchen with a breakfast area, billiards room, sunroom, second-floor office, sitting room and a third-floor living room provide the ultimate in luxurious living spaces - with water views. Additional accommodations include the carriage house, with century-old grape vines, and a separate cottage. Sixty-four century-old Catalpa trees line the stately driveway and define the perimeters of this estate."The property also boasts 1000' of waterfront, formal gardens, an expansive lawn, a Lord & Burnham greenhouse, a tennis court, a 56' gunite pool with spa and a deepwater dock. Once listed at a pre-real-estate-bubble-popping-price of $39M, a few years (and pricechops) later, the ask now stands at a still-hefty $24.75M. Interested?