Recently, Curbed filled readers in on some of the best places to go for starting (or continuing) a garden. Now, it’s time to get into the homes that have the spaces for them.
Much of gardening is done outside, but some plants thrive best in an indoor environment. A greenhouse is a great option for those who are passionate about their plants, or maybe just want to get started on growing something.
31 Manhanset Road, Shelter Island
For $8,575,000, this Shelter Island estate—dubbed “Oriole Farm”—on almost 16 acres could be yours. The home was completed in 2008, inspired by British architect Edwin Lutyens. The structure stands just over 5,000-square-feet with six bedrooms and six-and-a-half bathrooms.
Inside, the home features a double-height entryway, stone floors, five fireplaces, marble counters, and garden views. The gardens outside were once part of an arboretum, and include weeping beech trees, hedging, and specimen trees.
The greenhouse is a restored Lord & Burnham, and even has a lounge that leads out to a meditation garden with a “yoga patch” and an outdoor shower.
The Tower Hill Estate, Bridgehampton
The Tower Hill Estate in Bridgehampton North has an asking price of $29,500,000. The structures on the estate comprise about 11,000-square-feet of living space with nine bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, and four half bathrooms. It’s on three single and separate lots, totaling 20 acres. The home was conceived in 1891 by Dr. John Gardiner.
Inside the main house (which has four bedrooms and five bathrooms), one will fine a double-height great room, three fireplaces, gym, office, and right outside is a wisteria-covered pergola. There’s even a 50-foot observation tower.
The greenhouse is off the guest house. Nearby is also a barn with living quarters.
33 Ogden Lane, Quogue
This estate in Quogue is asking $6,750,000. The home is 6,000-square-feet on 1.1 acres of land. The home itself has five bedrooms and five-and-a-half bathrooms. The property includes 225-feet of bulkheading and boat slip.
Inside, features include a gourmet kitchen, breakfast nook, great room, stone fireplace, billiard room, library or office, private gym, and the master suite has a balcony that overlooks the canal and ocean.
Interestingly here, the greenhouse is actually inside the main house, rather than off in the garden. It definitely wins points for being cute, and kind of looks like a restored bathroom. But the green tile walls are adorable. This greenhouse doesn’t look quite big enough to host lots of plants, but it would be great for someone who gardens as a hobby and whose plants are more small-scale.
27 West Gate Road, Wainscott
The home at 27 West Gate Road in Wainscott is on the market for $2,195,000. At just under 3,000-square-feet, the home was built in a cottage style in 1927. With three bedrooms and three bathrooms, the home is suited well for a family, but according to the listing “[boasts] a floor plan built for entertaining.”
Inside, there is a cathedral height living and dining space featuring a heated stone floor. The formal living room has vaulted ceilings and a fireplace, and leads out to the front garden patio. The master suite also leads directly out to the pool and garden.
Outside, there is a separate studio or cabana, heated gunite pool, and outdoor shower. The greenhouse (left side of the first photo) looks big enough to host a decent amount of plantings.
- 31 Manhanset Road [Saunders]
- The Tower Hill Estate [Douglas Elliman]
- 33 Ogden Lane [Douglas Elliman]
- 27 West Gate Road [Halstead, photos—New York 90]
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