Located less than 5 minutes from Main Street in Bridgehampton Village, this 19th century traditional cedar shingled cottage has just been lovingly renovated in 2012/2013 (Phase I) & 2016 (Phase II), to include all modern amenities while still preserving the historic charm! I purchased this home in 2012 from the original owners after being in their family since it was built in 1899. I brought in my architect and worked closely with him to create a beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath (+ separate pool house) home that would nod to the history of the area, while still offering all the bells and whistles!
The entry to the main house is from a bluestone patio leading to a large front deck facing the lush front lawn surrounded by privet and forsythia hedges. On the first floor, there is a open living room/ dining room with cathedral ceilings surrounded by windows facing East, West and South and French doors leading to the rear deck and huge, private back yard. The great room is decorated in a casual, beach-y style with white slip-covered sleeper sofa, over sized chairs, colorful floor coverings over hand-hewn hardwood floors stained ebony, a 55' flat screen TV, a dining table that seats 6 in the DR, a crystal & chrome chandelier, a glass front buffet, cathedral ceilings, antiques & eclectic decor. The open LR/DR leads seamlessly into the brand new open kitchen, flooded with natural light, with a 5 piece stainless steel appliance suite (gas range; over range microwave/convection oven; side-by-side fridge with ice/water in the door; dishwasher; wine fridge & garbage disposal) surrounded by Carrera marble counter-tops & a subway tile backsplash. The kitchen is equipped with 2 sets of china, dozens of wine and champagne glasses, serving pieces galore & drawers full of vintage table linens (no paper plates at TODDYVILLE)!! The kitchen leads into the casual, glass enclosed breakfast room with cathedral ceilings, a vintage wrought iron pagoda chandelier and an antique oak table & chairs.
Also on the first floor are 2 bedrooms: Blondie's Room has an antique full size, wrought iron bed, kiln rug, crystal lamps, linen roman shade, an ample closet & painted antique furniture; Tigger's Room has a full size bed, 3 large windows, painted oak furniture, a original Phyllis Adler lamp & woven silk/wool rug (both rooms have wonderful natural light and hardwood floors). The first floor windowed bathroom has the fully restored original cast iron claw-foot tub & pedestal sink and the original chrome sink fixtures (fully restored).
The entire second floor of the home is taken up by the Master Suite: the Master Bedroom has the original 116 year old oak floors, frosted glass French doors, windows with all four exposures, a pillow-top California King size bed upholstered in white velvet and dressed with high thread count Ralph Lauren & Land's End linens, 10' ceilings, antique furniture, silk, wool and leather floor coverings and a wall of closets. The en suite Master Bath is luxurious and vintage feeling at the same time with hexagon Carrera marble floors, a White marble topped wood vanity with double sinks and a wrought iron bakers rack filled with thick, thirsty Egyptian cotton bath sheets. The master shower is 5' x 8' and enclosed in floor to ceiling glass and offers 3 body sprays, a full shower spray and a hand shower! Also in the master bath is a French door leading to a private, roof top outdoor shower over looking the property, gardens, pool and pool house!
The pool house is a separate three room building steps from the pool and the perfect place to play games or have a shady lunch on a sunny day. The pool house has 10' ceilings, a sectional sofa, cabinets filled with board games, a wet bar with a beverage fridge and separate ice maker & a private outdoor shower to wash away all the sand from the beach - all cooled by a ductless A/C system.
The home sits on 1/2 an acre surrounded by 8-15' tall privet, pine & Rose of Sharon hedges & fences to ensure total privacy. The outdoor spaces of my home are as impressive as the indoor with a huge rear deck surrounded by cable railings and offering a outdoor seating area with a 7 piece sectional sofa and an outdoor eating area with a teak, glass topped dining table with seating for 8 under a huge umbrella! The rear deck leads to a flat & sunny private back yard with mature plantings (including hosta, tulips, daffodils, wild ferns, succulents, tea roses, Montauk daisies , Queen Anne's Lace, Rose of Sharon hedges, day lilies, irises, hydrangea, flowering privet hedges, 2 huge oak trees, a flowering pink dogwood & a 150 year old Maple tree (with bird feeder & bird bath underneath for nature viewing from the LR or deck!) and a sunny, 16' x 38' heated, Gunite swimming pool with multi-colored LED lights and a gentle stair entry & a deep water seating ledge; the pool is surrounded by grass and Bluestone patio with gas fire-pit and multiple cushioned topped chaise lounges. I also have assorted pool floats and toys to make the pool fun for the entire family! Outdoor grill, pool safe dishes & glassware and tons of Ralph Lauren over sized beach towels complete the backyard experience!
If you prefer the white, sandy beaches of Long Island, Bridgehampton Main Beach at the end of Ocean Road on the Atlantic Ocean are located 3 miles straight down the street (a 10 minute, flat road bike ride). The grocery store, pharmacy, general store, liquor/wine store, dry cleaner and gift boutiques are located in Bridgehampton Commons, a 5 minute drive. The Hamptons Classic Horseshow is a 5 minute drive. Two Trees Farms (Bridgehampton Polo) is an 8 minute drive.
Main Street in Bridgehampton offers these dining options: Almond (American), Topping's Rose (American - 5 Star), Pierre's Bistro (French), The Golden Pear (Casual), World Pie (Gourmet Pizza), Bobby Van's (Steakhouse), Pizza Place (Family Style), Candy Kitchen (Diner and Ice Cream), & Bridgehampton Sushi.
PLEASE NOTE: I DO NOT RENT TO SHARES UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES AND I DO NOT ALLOW PETS OR SMOKERS - NO EXCEPTIONS....