Poor unloved, overpriced Normandy House. It’s a grand old Southampton mansion by Polhemus & Coffin, who designed many French-style mansions on Long Island, Newport, and in New York in the 1920s. In 2010, it was listed for sale asking $39M. It sat, and sat, and sat. It finally sold in September 2013 for $28M. Then, last December, after extensive renovations and redecoration, the property was back on the market for a mere $48M, a nice round $20M more than it last sold for. The property as offered in December was 5.57 acres, whereas previously it was 8.4 acres.
Now it’s back to being 8.4 acres and the asking price is $65M, a price that strikes us as slightly nuts. Yes, it’s a lovely old place, right on Lake Agawam. The updates to the interiors are underwhelming, though. Besides the huge main house, there’s a two-bedroom, two-bath guest cottage, a two-car garage, a pool house, and a new sunken deco-turf tennis court.