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Philanthropist and art collector Beth DeWoody is selling Arts & Crafts gem

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Classic Art Village abode, ideal for history buff

When one of the 12 properties in Southampton’s historic Art Village comes on the market, it’s something to talk about. The cluster of Arts & Crafts houses were built at the turn of the last century to house wealthy supporters of the Shinnecock Summer School of Art, headed by acclaimed portrait and still-life painter William Merritt Chase. (Check out his Big Bayberry Bush, painted there circa 1895, at the Parrish Art Museum.)

The exemplary home at 9 Briar Lane (roads were so quaintly named back then) was erected in 1911 and still maintains original period details including soldier cross and herring bone floor patterns, rare chestnut paneling, leaded glass windows, and cremone bolt hardware.

The 4,347-square-foot structure, with six bedrooms and a very modern 5.5 baths, also boasts three fireplaces and a handsome chestnut-paneled great room.

Situated on 2-plus acres, the meadow-like landscape contains the expected heated Gunite pool and mature specimen trees. Owned by real estate scion, philanthropist and collector Beth Rudin DeWoody, the asking price is $4.2M.

Parrish Art Museum

279 Montauk Highway , Water Mill, NY 11976 631 283 2118