Boxwoods, a fully furnished James Michael Howard-designed Sagaponack estate honored earlier this year for outstanding interior design, is in the spotlight once again. It is listed for $19.75 million.

The approximately 12,000-square-foot mansion with seven en suite bedrooms, eight full baths and five half-baths was a finalist in the Kitchens and Dining category for’s Ultimate House Hunt.

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“One of the inspirations was an Italian country home,” says listing agent Martha Gundersen of Brown Harris Stevens Real Estate.

Subway-style tiles line the kitchen’s barrel ceiling and backsplash, which has a marble waterfall countertop. Appliances include a dual La Cornue gas range with gold hardware, dual Thermador refrigerators with freezer drawers, a Wolf microwave and warming drawer and Miele and Fisher & Paykel dishwashers.

The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art awarded Howard its Philip Trammell Shutze Award for the home’s interior design, which includes a vaulted great room with a sitting room, Tudor-style exposed wood ceiling and a wood-burning fireplace.

A white dining room with blue accents includes a marble fireplace and a butler’s pantry. Elsewhere, there is a library with a fireplace and two bedroom suites.

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Upstairs, a large landing overlooks the great room and has seating with built-ins. A master bedroom wing includes dual baths and a balcony. A finished lower level includes two guest suites, a gym with massage room, a recreation room with a kitchenette and a home theater.

Home systems include 14-zone HVAC, central vacuum, geothermal and gas heat, a home automation/security system and a full-house Generac QT100 generator.

The 2.3-acre parcel includes specimen trees, an Infinity edge pool with a hot tub and a sunken tennis court. A pool house with two half-baths has a lower-level lounge with an aquarium-style window into the pool. There is a detached three-car garage.

Online voting for the Ultimate House Hunt, conducted by HGTV, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Luxury Portfolio International, concluded July 18.