An Idyllic Waterfront Home with Design Prestige Lists in Southport

This circa-1934 Southport estate sitting atop Sasco Hill Road offers sunset views over the harbor and marina. New to the market and listed for $6.5 million, the three-acre grounds were first designed by Agnes Selkirk Clark, celebrated as one of the few professional “lady gardeners” of her era.

And her work is spectacular, featuring wide, landscaped steps leading from the house to the pool terrace, which she also designed. Below that, the lawns roll all the way down to the water’s edge, where a private dock can be built. It was Agnes’ husband, Cameron Clark, who designed the French-style manor home, while architect Jack Franzen gets credit for its renovated spaces, now measuring nearly 6,000 square feet. Steps away, the idyllic guest house clocking in at 1,100 square feet was designed by Albert Hadley.

This home, which comes together like a beautiful puzzle of talent (missing no pieces), is offered for $6.5 million by Andrew Whiteley of Al Filippone Associates.