East Hampton’s Iconic “White House” Sells At Last
East Hampton’s “White House” is iconic, so its sale is a pretty big deal. Named for its stately exterior, the historic Colonial-style estate originally listed in May of 2019 with a price tag of $12.5 million. Despite its local celebrity, the residence saw several price reductions and was last listed for $7.25 million. Although the value of the final sale remains unknown, it just closed and the buyer is very lucky indeed.
One of the most admired homes in the Hamptons, the “White House” is both charming and grand. Late real estate developer Fred Mengoni was the most recent owner and adored the home, although Behind the Hedges reports he spent only fifteen nights at the estate throughout his 30-year ownership. Completely restored while Mengoni held the deed, the home was listed by his heirs after he passed away and perhaps will now see more use with its new owners.
The 7,600-square-foot spread sits on approximately three acres of land tucked peacefully behind sparse woodland, ensuring the utmost privacy. The French-esque grounds count a cherry tree alee, fountain, gazebo, and tennis court. The gunite pool accompanied by a pool house is the best place to cool off in the summer when the beach seems too far a journey.
Spacious and elegant, the famous Hamptons home offers seven bedrooms, six full baths, and two half-baths. Douglas Brown and Paul Brennan of Douglas Elliman held the legendary listing.