Once an artists' studio designed by architect Stanford White, this East Hampton house was transformed by builder Jeffrey Collé into a 12,000-square-foot French chateau-style mansion called The Pond House.
First listed in 2009 for $39.5 million, it has been off the market since, and was re-listed last fall for $28.95 million with Laura White and Diane Saatchi of Saunders.
The house and separate guest cottage are on nearly two acres with 203 feet of direct frontage on Georgica Pond. Only the bones of the 100-year-old studio remain, with the owner rotating the structure 90 degrees and transforming it with a 30-foot high ceiling into the living room overlooking the pond.
Collé renovated and enlarged the structure, adding custom-designed, old-world details, including Louis XV fireplaces, marble from Verona, Italy, in the bathrooms, French limestone in the entry hall and hand-pegged Versailles-patterned parquet floors made from French barn wood.
Outside is an infinity pool and spa and an outdoor grilling area. The 1,800-square-foot guesthouse includes a living room, full kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom.