Want a prime Hampton’s estate? Shop off season. A historic Hamptons manor house has sold for $16.7 million, brokerage Brown Harris Stevens just announced. It was the biggest deal Westhampton Beach has seen in 2016.
In 1903, William C. Atwater, a coal baron, tapped architect Henry Bacon — formerly of McKim, Mead & White and best known for his design for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. — to build his country home.
The resulting shingle-style manor house was one of grandest on the East End. Overlooking Quantuck Bay, the estate boasts 6.86 acres and 620 feet of water frontage.
Inside, the main house features 16,000 square feet spread over three floors. There are 24 rooms, six fireplaces, nine bedrooms, nine full and two half-bathrooms.
Prior to the sale, the home’s historic details where restored, and the new owners will enjoy original millwork, a sweeping, three-story staircase, hand-painted murals and a banquet-sized formal dining room.
On the grounds further accommodations include a poolside carriage house, covered with century-old grape vines, forty-four century-old catalpa trees, formal gardens, manicured lawns, a Lord & Burnham greenhouse.
And let’s not forget that the new owners will need parking for their yacht. Good thing the bay has a deep-water dock.
Sorry if this was the estate that got away. We feel for you.
Marcia Altman of Brown Harris Stevens had the listing.