This Southampton home, built about 15 years ago, has a European feel and is surrounded by enclosed secret gardens. It is on the market for $18.995 million.
The nine-bedroom home has many decorative elements such as antique limestone floors from France and a master bedroom with high ceilings hand-painted to give it a faux stone look.
The 2-acre property was designed by landscape architect Mario Nievera. It is filled with colorful flowers and stone walls that surround courtyards, with fountains and manicured hedges. One courtyard features an antique door that leads to an outdoor shower.
“It all was done to create a romantic and old-world atmosphere,” says listing agent Pat Petrillo of Sotheby’s International Realty. “Even the hot tub — which is such a modern term — it looks like it was built by the Romans.”
The property also has an in-ground pool and tennis court.