This house is really big, but that doesn't mean these folks neglect detail! Quite the opposite in fact—at 81 Briar Patch Road in East Hampton, the Corcoran listing says, "Every detail in the house was custom designed and all woodwork was hand-milled on site."
For $39.5 million, every damn detail better be perfect! For this meticulous renovation, these architects are willing to go around the world and back. Literally. "The bathroom marble was site selected in Verona, Italy." Plus, the patina-matched tubs, counters, and tiles were carved from single blocks of stone by "master Italian craftsmen." Using the bathroom will be an extra special experience in this estate.
This operation was not easy. "The current owner," the listing says, "carefully rotated the original house 90 degrees," such that the historic triple-height studio room, which faced north, is now looking west over the pond as a 30-foot-high living room. (We wonder if the current owner singlehandedly did this?!)
The estate is 12,000 square feet, with a separate guest cottage on an elevated 2-acre site with 203 foot direct frontage on Georgica Pond. If this is not enough, the space is also adjacent to a 17-acre meadow preserve.
And if you don't really care about nature, there's architectural stuff that seems important, too. "The original 100-year-old structure designed by the noted architect Stanford White was meticulously renovated and enlarged over 3 years combining old world craftsmanship with state-of-the art modern systems." No big deal. —Sam Levin