REDUCED PRICE. The Seafield Estate in Westhampton Beach is on the market for $24.75 million, reduced from its original $39 million asking price.
The 16,000-square-foot home of Lenny and Kathryn Conway was originally designed for William Atwater in 1903 by Henry Bacon, who is best known for his design of the Lincoln Memorial. The Conways, renovated the entire nine-bedroom, nine-bath, 24-room home after they purchased it.
Seafield features six fireplaces, a three-story central staircase and a billiards room, plus two additional half-baths. Also located on the property are a carriage house, a separate cottage, formal gardens, a Lord & Burnham greenhouse, a Har-Tru tennis court and a 56-foot gunite pool.
The mansion sits on 10.37 acres overlooking Quantuck Bay, and has 1,000 feet of water frontage, along with a deepwater dock.
Annual taxes on the property are $60,553, and it’s listed as co-exclusive deal between Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate’s Enzo Morabito and Brown Harris Stevens.
BACK IN TIME. Stepping Stones, a 2.93-acre estate in Southampton, is a step back into the history of American landscape painting at the turn of the 20th century. The property, which once served as the student boardinghouse for William Merrit Chase’s Shinnecock Hills Summer School of Art, is on the market for $5.45 million.
Listed with Prudential’s Michaela Keszler, the compound features five buildings, including a six-bedroom, 4½-bath main house, a garage house with a studio, two cottages and a freestanding ballroom.
From 1891 to 1901, Chase operated the art school nearby. It is considered the first important plein-air art school in the country, with alumni that include Rockwell Kent and Grosvenor Atterbury and Katherine Budd. The school popularized the idea of the East End as a haven for artists. Keszler says that the main house has been renovated, but retains its original charm.
The home features a formal dining room and library, both with fireplaces, and the grounds feature English gardens and sloping lawns. The freestanding ballroom, Keszler says, was built by a former owner in the 1920s for the wedding of his daughter. It is said to be only one of two freestanding ballrooms in Southampton, and has a separate kitchen, bathroom, musician’s gallery and fireplace.
LOTTA LAND. The Peninsula, a private waterfront property on the Peconic Bay in Sag Harbor, is back on the market after a total renovation. It is currently listed for $16.9 million. The custom built six-bedroom, 5.5-bath 7,500-square-foot main house boasts a traditional exterior that belies its thoroughly modern interior, which features a Control4 smart house design system with iPad connectivity and a complete interior and exterior sound system.
There are three fireplaces, and the master bedroom features radiant heated floors. Outside, covered porches and multiple terraces overlook 650 feet of water frontage, and the 16-by-30-foot infinity edge waterside pool includes floating day beds and a spa, all designed to emulate the five-star resorts of Bali. There is also a three-car garage with radiant heated floors. The estate is listed with Matthew Breitenbach and Susan Breitenbach of The Corcoran Group.