The famed Southampton home known as Balcastle—a brick Gothic home in the village built in 1910 and more recently purchased in 1998 by designer William Sofield—has come back on the market after a three-year hiatus.
Listed for $3,695,000, the property is asking less than it was last time it was up for sale. When it went on the market in 2014, it was listed for $4.3 million, but eventually came down in price to $3.9 million in 2015 before the listing was removed.
In a New York Times interview back in 2010, Sofield referred to Balcastle as “a benign eyesore.”
He spent years restoring the home and the whimsical design makes for a unique Hamptons retreat. The downside is that we’re thinking that the photos aren’t doing the home any justice.
Modeled after an Irish castle and boasting a place on the National Register of Historic Places, Balcastle stands 2,900 square feet with four bedrooms and four bathrooms on a half-acre. The three-story main house features a tower, grand salon living room, and an eat-in kitchen with a side terrace. Outside, one will enjoy an octagonal pool house with a guest room and bathroom, as well as a heated gunite pool.
Robert Lohman from Corcroan Group Real Estate represents the listing.
Editor’s note: An early version of this article misquoted the New York Times interview with Sofield.
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