It’s Free to Look Hamptons: 232 Parsonage Lane, Sagaponack

  • There comes a point in the growth of a mansion when additional rooms no longer have any real function and are designated as “living space.” And then there comes another point when additional “living” rooms, too numerous for the inhabitants alone, become “entertaining space.” Let’s just say that at this cozy $25.95 million abode you’ll be doing a lot of entertaining.

  • There comes a point in the growth of a mansion when additional rooms no longer have any real function and are designated as "living space." And then there comes another point when additional "living" rooms, too numerous for the inhabitants alone, become "entertaining space." Let's just say that at this cozy $25.95 million abode you'll be doing a lot of entertaining.

    Sitting on 7.5 acres, the house comes ready for a cocktail party. The kitchen, according to the Corcoran listing, "spans the full width of the house." And it's not a narrow house. Set your army of chefs to work, and guests should be plenty well fed as they wander through the 9,353 square feet of "impeccably designed living space" on the main floors, including a "beamed living room," a "gathering room" and "capacious closet space," with an extra 3,384 basement square feet of "finished living space." The terrace and the porch "bring the living outdoors," to the "accessory structures," one of which, the carriage house, has 1,483 square feet "of living space."

    That's a lot of living! Ready for some entertaining? The "genuine restored antique barn" takes the proverbial cake. It has two potential uses: "to stable your horses or simply use as a dramatic entertaining space." Or, for an especially "dramatic" party, both. — William Alden

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