Address: Ox Pasture Rd
Bathrooms: 12 full, 3 half
Square feet: 18,000
Located in the exclusive Estate Section of Southampton, NY, this breathtaking home, dubbed Linden Estate, maintains all the grandeur of its circa 1910 construction, while commanding attention from buyers seeking the property’s gracious scale, history and modern amenities.
Designed by noted architect Grosvenor Atterbury and completed in 1915, the current owners spent years restoring the estate to its original beauty. “No expense was spared in the restoration and refitting of the entire property as designed by Francis Fleetwood,” says Harald Grant, associate broker and global real estate advisor at Sotheby’s International Realty in Southampton. Along with these prominent designers, the gardens were created by none other than Frederick Law Olmstead, landscape architect for Central Park.
Summer entertaining truly takes on new meaning at this home. While the extensive rose arbors, cutting and herb gardens, and circular fountain make strolling the grounds a great way to spend an afternoon, outdoor entertainment abounds, including a grass tennis court, basketball half court, sunken paddle tennis court, bocce court and two outdoor pavilions with fully equipped kitchens.
Steps from the house, you’ll find a stone patio with a 60-foot-by-25-foot outdoor gunite swimming pool and spa, and a recently completed pool house designed by Steven Gambrel. A rotund fitness pavilion with wall-to-wall glass windows overlooks the sweeping lawns, while an indoor pool features a built-in slide and waterfall.
Guests enter Linden through a Dutch door flanked by stained-glass windows leading to a spacious entryway. Original details like millwork, coffered ceilings fireplaces and more blend seamlessly with new lighting, windows and custom kitchen cabinetry and appliances. The kitchen has an expansive island for meal prep and a cozy breakfast nook with fireplace.
“The residence is magnificent in size and proportion,” says Grant. “However, the interiors exude a warmth, so that you feel that you can actually live comfortably, and even intimately among many of its spaces. That said, the estate is designed to accommodate any number of guests.
With close to 18,000 square feet of living space, meticulous design and details, it’s incredible history and prime location, Linden is unique in scale and setting. Adds Grant: “It is truly like no other.”
Associate broker and global real estate advisor
Sotheby’s International Realty, Southampton, NY