The design of this new, custom 6,500-square-foot Southampton Village house was inspired by a Massachusetts home that George Washington used for headquarters during the Revolutionary War.
Currently listed for $8.75 million the seven-bedroom house includes with nine bathrooms and a half-bath as well as crown moldings; high, intricate ceilings; five fireplaces in the main house; and a sixth in the pool house, says the home's owner and broker, Tim Davis of The Corcoran Group.
Inspiration came from the Longfellow House in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where General Washington was based for the first nine months of the war. Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow moved into the house in 1837 and lived there 45 years.
"On this particular street, there are a number of important homes architecturally," says Davis, adding, "I just felt like the location could carry an important house like that."
While the design executed by architect Brian Brady and interior designer John Bjornen is derived from Colonial roots, the home includes a Control4 smart-house system that allows the owner to adjust and monitor security, central air, lighting and the temperature of a heated in-ground pool and spa.
A basement in the main house features a large playroom with a fireplace and access to a spa. The house also includes an exercise room, private guest quarters and a media room.
Both the pool house and detached two-car garage have full basements. The pool house includes a full bath, a kitchenette, an ice-maker and high ceilings. The garage's lower level is used for storage.
This is the first spec home built by Davis.