72 Foster Crossing, Southampton, New York
On one of the most iconic streets in the Southampton Village estate area discover the epitome of elegance in this extraordinary home. Situated on 2 very private acres reached by a long, gated driveway this home perfectly expresses the grandeur of a classic Southampton estate yet with every amenity for 21st century living and entertaining. Exceptionally tasteful, constructed with the finest materials and craftsmanship, it is luxurious yet has an air of ease and refinement. Perfectly crafted wall panels, ceiling coffers and staircases, carefully selected fabric wall coverings, and superb finishings speak to the attention paid to each perfect detail throughout this home, built to the highest standards and professionally designed by published decorator Markham Roberts and featured in House Beautiful. From the columned front porch enter to a soaring double-height foyer. Three arched doorways lead to principal rooms – to the left is a classic library paneled in dark wood, with a fireplace and custom built-in shelving and cabinetry. The central doorway leads to the formal dining room which features a fireplace and pocket doors. Through the right doorway off the foyer is a gracious living room with fireplace and deeply coffered ceiling; French doors open to a wraparound porch. A butler’s pantry with marble countertops and wine cooler lies between the dining room and spacious eat-in kitchen featuring two islands with honey-hued marble countertops, one with seating, appliances by Viking Professional and Sub-Zero, and a bright breakfast area. A rear staircase leads from the kitchen to the second floor. Off the kitchen is a hidden laundry room and access to the porte cochere and three-car garage. A huge wraparound porch off the first floor is the place to gather and entertain, with multiple columned spaces for seating and dining areas. From the foyer a graceful staircase ascends to the second floor, where there are six en-suite bedrooms. The private master suite includes a sitting room with window banquette, bedroom with pocket doors, fireplace and French doors to a private terrace overlooking the rear grounds, closets and a marble bath. Additional bedroom suites are exquisitely finished, with fabric wall coverings and marble baths; one includes a nursery and several have terraces overlooking the grounds. A large reading room is a special delight. There are also two staff bedrooms and a full bath. Off the hall is a door to stairs leading to an upper storage area and access to a widow’s walk. In the finished lower level are a large playroom, theater, billiards room and gym. Outdoors the pool and pool house are in a sunken area situated apart from the yard, and beautifully landscaped. The pool house features a full bath, wet bar, seating areas and indoor and outdoor showers. A traditional bocce court has lights, stone patios and a lovely allee of trees alongside. In the heart of the Village Estate Section, this home is just a block to the ocean beach and moments to the village center.
MARK J. BARON
Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Cell: (631) 800-1125