This 4,347-square-foot Southampton home listed for $4.25 million has ties to the Southampton Art Village, where Parsons School of Design founder William Merritt Chase taught.
The six-bedroom, 5.5-bath Arts and Crafts home on 2.11 acres was built in 1911 for a doctor, says listing agent Gabriel Falco of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.
“It was one of these three proper homes in Art Village, and it was the grandest of all the proper homes,” he says.
Within that community, Chase opened the Shinnecock Hills Summer School in 1891, where he taught until 1902. During this same period, he opened the Chase School in 1896, the forerunner to Parsons and ultimately, the present-day New School of Design.
Original soldier cross and herring bone floors, moldings and chestnut paneling in the great room have been preserved, Falco says. Many original windows and panes of leaded glass remain, as well as three original fireplaces and dual staircases.
A bedroom on the first floor, located on the left side of the foyer, was once used as a doctor’s office. The home’s kitchen connects to a covered porch, and the dining room, which is accessed through the centrally located living room, is a semicircular space with windows all around.
“It kind of looks like the White House — that round, circular portion,” Falco says. “Each one of those panels opens.”
The home was expanded in the 1970s, when a playroom and large two-car garage were added. Mechanical systems were upgraded more recently, and the home has central air conditioning.
The property has a heated in-ground pool and a basketball court.