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Southampton's "Normandy House" Clicks into Contract at Last

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After 2.5 years on the market, it looks like one of Southampton's "most important houses" has finally found a buyer. Last time we checked in with Normandy House, the six-bedroom stunner designed by Polemus & Coffin, the house had just had $5.25M chopped off its price tag, down to $29.75M ...about $10M less than the $39M the owners were hoping for back in January of 2011. We guess this did the trick in attracting a buyer.

As you might expect, a home asking $30M has some pretty fawning (and deserved) brokerbabble:

Spanning 8.4 acres of meticulous estate grounds on Lake Agawam overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Normandy House, though constructed on a grand scale is unique for its sense of warmth and intimacy. The lovely entry foyer opens on to one breathtaking room after another, whose description would take pages because each one is so special. You can not help but marvel at the brilliance of the noted architects Polemus & Coffin in the seven year creation of this work of art. As you explore the property you find the charming Guest House. A comfortable home in itself, it comprises sitting rooms, kitchen and two bedrooms and baths. The marvelous Pool House contains large entertaining spaces and expansive views of Lake Agawam and the grounds. And what grounds they are! To arrive and drive through the gates, down that long allee of lovely old apple trees, with the view of Normandy House in the distance, is to step back in time to a world few of us are lucky enough to ever experience. · Listing: Normandy House [Corcoran]