No, this isn't a castle-esque residence favored by a few of the residents on the East End. The title of this post refers to this home's status as a gentilhommière, which its architect?Edward W. Slater?defined as "a country house belonging to nobles who followed the king's taste but were not of royalty."
Inspired by the 1968 film "La Femme Infidele" ("Unfaithful" was the later American adapation), the 2800 sq. ft. building allows "a classical symmetry that allows the outside living area to be incorporated into the site plan." It offers pickled paneling, French doors, antiqued floors, and a great room with a double height ceiling with exposed trusses. Shockingly, there's no pool found on the 1.76 acre property (1.06 of which is a vacant parcel), but it does feature "meticulously planned" landscaping with London plain trees and espaliers.
The cost to live like the nobility sans title? $7.2M.
· Listing: Georgica Pond Estate Area, East Hampton Village [Brown Harris Stevens]