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Water Mill home designed by Harry Bates lists for $4.95M

This five-bedroom modern barn in Water Mill was

This five-bedroom modern barn in Water Mill was built in the 1970s, with an emphasis on the pond. Credit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate

A tree-lined pond with an island is the focal point of this sleek glass and wood 4,300-square-foot Harry Bates-designed modern barn in Water Mill listed for $4.95 million.

The five-bedroom, 4.5-bath home on a 1.85-acre flag lot was built in the early 1970s and designed to maximize views of the pond, which has an island and a single weeping willow in the center. His architectural firm, Bates Masi, commandeered subsequent additions, ensuring architectural continuity.

“It’s extremely scenic, and it’s very quiet,” says listing agent Laura Nigro of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. She is co-listing with Carl Nigro, also of Douglas Elliman, and Marilyn Clark of Sotheby’s International Realty.

The home includes a great room with walls of windows that opens to a large eat-in kitchen with a fireplace — one of five in the residence — and stainless steel appliances. There is also a screened porch off the kitchen for alfresco dining and grilling.

A master suite is one of two second-floor bedrooms that open to separate balconies overlooking the pond and pool. On the first floor, the great room, foyer, first-floor bedrooms and den open to a deck that wraps around a heated, vanishing-edge pool.

The deck steps down to a grassy expanse, which includes walking paths near the pond. Mature landscaping along the front of the property includes a flowering mimosa tree.

The home is equipped with a generator and dual heating and air conditioning systems to serve each side of the house. There is also a one-car detached garage and an outdoor shower.


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