252 Highland Terrace, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
Saunders Exclusive: $19,950,000
This magnificent home, offered for sale for the first time since it was built, is situated in an incredibly special location, on a very private and quiet street. As the owner and listing agent, Whitney St. John Fairchild, describes the setting, “Highland Terrace has over 100 acres of protected farmland and overlooks Sagg Pond. It’s south of the highway, the most desirable location in the Hamptons, very near the beach – blocks to the ocean and close to the pond, where one can paddle board or kayak to the ocean.”
“Highland House is my own home,” says Ms. St. John Fairchild, who was a designer with Ralph Lauren. “The home was designed by architect Katherine McCoy and has been published in design magazines and books.”
“It is the perfect beach house,” she explains, “and doubles as an elegant Georgian country manor house for the winter holidays,” with its 8 wood-burning fireplaces.
Situated on nearly 4 rarefied acres, the property, she notes, has the perfect proportions of a wide and deep double lot, overlooking forever farm fields and Sagg Pond.
As Ms. St. John Fairchild explains, “There are acres of protected land behind the property, with a golf course and flower farm in a protected agricultural reserve.”
The reserve results in incredible privacy, along with 20-foot-high privet hedges surrounding the large yard. The house is entirely custom, with the finest finishes and appointments including appliances, exquisite white Carrara marble counters and baths, with Waterworks en-suite baths and 1400 square feet of beautiful covered porches for entertaining. Two private terraces off the bedrooms are places for yoga or tranquil settings for enjoying morning coffee or breathtaking sunsets.
“Outdoors in the grounds is an apple orchard with several apple varieties we planted from a local orchard. You can go apple picking right in your own backyard here!” says Ms. St. John Fairchild.
A beautiful gunite pool centered behind the home evokes an English garden, surrounded by evergreens for privacy.
A third floor in the existing home, with a high ceiling and hip roof with eight dormers and a large triangle roof detail, is ready to be finished to transform the existing 5 bedroom home into an 8 bedroom residence. “The spectacular central staircase could be extended – it is framed and ready,” she notes.
The spacious property can accommodate a tennis court, guest house and garage. The residence can be expanded up to 12,000 square feet plus finished lower level. The first time on the market for sale in 25 years, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own an exceptional rarefied large property surrounded by open farm fields, close to the ocean and Sagg Pond.
For more information, visit www.HamptonsRealEstate.com.