Fond feelings for the English countryside inspired the design of this 9,000-square-foot East Hampton mansion, which listed for $6.995 million.
The estate is set atop the highest hill on 3.86 acres in the private Grace Estates community, where the rolling hills, waterfront views and oak trees “felt very English” and inspired the design of this Regency-style residence, says owner Peter Emmerson.
“It feels a little bit closer to the sky — everything is up, the Feng Shui is very good,” says Emmerson, who completed the home in 2008 after buying the land at auction.
The home features French oak floors — chevron-patterned downstairs and plain upstairs — French limestone floors, Italian marble in the master bathroom, solid mahogany doors with custom hardware, and six English fireplaces from Chesney’s. Farrow & Ball paints were used throughout the home, where an array of chandeliers hang from 11- and 12-foot-high ceilings.
“When you’re in bed, it’s sort of nice to look up and see something instead of a flat, white ceiling,” Emmerson says.
Each of the home’s five bedrooms has a bathroom en suite; there are an additional three powder rooms and two full bathrooms throughout the home, which also includes an elevator. The kitchen is equipped with commercial ovens, Viking appliances, and six dishwashers — two in the pantry and four in the main kitchen, Emmerson says.
Outside, where Emmerson says ample plantings of mature specimen trees and boxwood hedging creates a “restful,” “peaceful” parkland feeling, there is an in-ground gunite pool adjacent to a patio for outdoor lounging.
Traverse a stone staircase, formed of eight-foot wide steps, to reach a fountain with a pavilion lined with hornbeam trees. One level further down is land used as a croquet lawn.
The home is listed with Justin Agnello and Hara Kang, both of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.