23 Shinnecock Road Quogue South, New York
One of the last great estates in the Hamptons, this 104-year-old Greek Revival mansion located on 3.5 acres in the unspoiled village of Quogue is credited as one of the final masterpieces of McKim, Mead and White architect Stanford White. The 11 bedroom, 7 bath estate was once home to Eileen Ford, founder of Ford Models, Inc., and now awaits a new generation of owners with an appreciation for history and timeless grandeur. Gracious in every detail and distinguished by a soaring double-height Portico supported by ionic columns, Belle Meade was featured in Martha Stewart's iconic book, Weddings. The superbly-scaled home is a visual delight, from the formal Fountain Room and handsome library to the breezy screened Rotunda overlooking the manicured gardens and groves of original specimen trees. There's also an oak-paneled dining room with club-sized fireplace; paneled drawing room with carved mantel fireplace; country kitchen; and staff quarters. A heated Gunite pool and regulation Har-Tru tennis court add to the property's modern amenities and summer enjoyment. Belle Meade is a treasure where history resides and a new chapter of living awaits.
This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman