"LA DUNE" GIN LANE, SOUTHAMPTON
Regarded by many as the finest oceanfront estate in all of the Hamptons, the iconic "La Dune," with links to architect Stanford White offers two extraordinary residences on almost four acres, with over 400 ft. of bulkhead beach front, gorgeous hedged lawns, two custom Gunite pools, and sunken all-weather tennis on Gin Lane. Security gates and hedging open to a wide gravel drive, with the main four-story residence rising majestically from its front parking court. Constructed in the early 1900s, the classic shingle-sided presides over rosa rugosa dunes that slope down to the wide sandy beach. The gathering rooms across the second level open across a series of decks and patios that all take in ocean breezes, and from which one can watch the ceaseless waves. The second, wholly separate guest residence, was built to reflect the design and proportions of the main house. Both homes have been designed similarly, from dark polished wood floors, to white interiors with detailed moldings (original in the main house), bead boards, French doors, transom windows, and coffered ceilings. A ground floor, brick-floor entry hall with full bath opens the main residence, and a grand staircase rises to the main level with great room, living room, sun room, formal dining room, morning room, family kitchen with fireplace, and a sitting room with powder room. The main stair, back stair, and elevator service all levels. The third level includes a living room/office with bath, a guest suite, and the master wing with sitting room, two over-sized baths, and large dressing room/closet. The top level includes four bedrooms and three baths. Located back at ground level, are a full service kitchen, gym area, laundry facility, and staff suite. The guest residence opens with a long entry hall, off of which are a parlor, great room, and dining room that all open onto a covered deck. Opposite is a library with bath, kitchen, and a guest/staff wing with powder room and two bedroom suites. The second story features four generous guest suites, and the finished lower level includes a billiards and bar room, a gym with steam, sauna and massage room, a theater, additional staff suites, and a laundry room. Together, both residences have separate service and staff live/work areas: The main residence staff areas are at the ground level, and the guest house staff sections are off a first floor wing and in its lower level. The extensive grounds include a 20'x50'pool with covered pavilions at either end, a similar pool off of the guest house deck, as well as tennis. An attached three-plus vehicle garage is attached to the guest house.