Explore an Enchanting Victorian Era Southampton Home Listed for $13.9M

The Hamptons is famous for being a summer playground, especially historically for wealthy families like the Bouviers and Kennedys. But its typical summer season traffic has evolved since the beginning of the pandemic. Not all about poolside parties, the Hamptons is now more of a place where people live full-time. Getting away from big crowds and enjoying nature. For buyers with deep pockets yearning for this sweet taste of year-round Hamptons living or even a posh summer getaway, saunter to this Southampton home.

Standing since 1860, through many of the Hamptons’ changes, this Hamptons abode will surely see more in the years ahead. Taking its cue from a unique part of England’s architectural history, the Italianate-style house is listed for $13.9 million.

Lovingly renovated in 2011, the current owners gave the 9,000-square-foot beauty a facelift while respecting many of its beautiful Victorian Era details. While some things, like millwork and hardware, were replicated or replaced, original materials were used where possible. Quirky, traditional decor can be seen from the kitchen to the many sitting rooms. Patterned fabrics are in no short supply, bringing England to mind as well.

The property’s grounds also deserve attention. While the 10-bedroom home only sits on under an acre of land, the landscape design makes it feel like a world of its own. And certainly a magical one. Renowned landscape architects Miranda Brooks and John Beitel created the elegant oasis. From the veranda and porches, you can see the pool surrounded by crisp hedges, the rose gardens, and the pear and apple orchards.

If classic Hamptons luxury, with a hint of English-style living, is what you’re after, this Southampton home is a must-see. Lori Schiaffano of Compass has the expensive listing.