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 HGTV.com’s Ultimate House Hunt.
“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.
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.