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Tour a Wainscott Chateau Pictured in House Beautiful

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The front of this house is a replica of an 18th century French chateau, so it only makes sense that the interiors have a French sensibility as well. Furniture and accessories from different periods are mixed freely by interior designer Noel Jeffrey to create a relaxed yet refined look. The living room features a classical limestone fireplace and Savonnerie rug. The table is from Holly Hunt. Jeffrey says, "? that round iron cocktail table with the antiqued-mirror top looks like it could have come out of the garden. Every room has a piece of furniture like that. Along with the enormous windows, it helps blur the boundaries between inside and out." Patinated metal lamps, circa 1930, by Just Andersen.

And since this is the Hamptons, in many rooms the outdoors takes center stage. In the TV room, "I kept all the furniture low, so your eye sweeps right over it to the water," Jeffrey says. The antique marble table looks like it belongs in a garden. The sofa is in Colefax & Fowler's Liscombe damask.

The floor and trim in the master bath are made of cappuccino onyx from DaVinci Stone. Tubs and fixtures are from Waterworks; while the alabaster chandeliers from Marvin Alexander.
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