They don’t get much more charming than this Sagaponack, New York home on 11.16 acres.
It could be a house in Provence. It could be Tuscany. Pick your favorite place. Some properties in the Hamptons are synonymous with luxury and pure natural beauty. Whimsy Farms is singular.
This private oasis is reminiscent of a splendid country estate somewhere in Europe. 790 Sagg Road is comprised of four contiguous properties and is centrally situated within minutes of Sag Harbor Village.
Arriving at the property is a magical experience. From the minute you enter the driveway, you wind through natural meadows and the half-century-old apple orchards, which are all nestled through beautifully landscaped gardens. Around the corner, you are greeted with this storybook 18th-century fountain from the south of France perfectly positioned in the center of an inviting courtyard.
The elegantly landscaped courtyard leads to the gracious entrance, welcoming guests to the entertaining floor anchored by an expansive living room complete with a dramatic fireplace and 24′ high cathedral ceiling.
This spacious room adjoins a glass-enclosed sunroom overlooking the water’s edge of a 75′ long gunite pool and spa.
Stairs lead to the second floor where there is a library, office, and full bath.
A tastefully modern kitchen, second kitchen, and solarium are expertly equipped to cater and entertain. On the main floor, the bedrooms are connected with a long, light flooded corridor of glass and French doors.
The Master Suite bathed in natural light features a large bedroom with an exquisite fireplace looking out unto a charming sculpture garden, a massive walk-in closet and dressing room, and a windowed bathroom complete with a soaking tub.
There are an additional two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and a powder room on the main floor.
A gym, pantry, wine room, an abundance of additional storage, and all of the updated house mechanicals are contained within the lower level. Additionally, the main house property includes a separate full guest suite with a private deck full bath and kitchenette above the four-car garage.
On a separate adjoining property surrounded by the apple orchard is the charming three bedroom, three bath guesthouse complete with full kitchen, handsome wood floors, fireplace and dining room which looks out onto a secret garden. The guest house also adjoins a separate one bedroom caretakers apartment complete with its own private patio.
The owners Martin and Mary Herrmann Puris used the home for business as well as pleasure, a fact that was featured by the Wall Street Journal which recounted stories of deals done poolside.
This extraordinary home is now ready for its next owners, and is listed for $10.995 million with Lori Schiaffino of Compass.
Deidre Woollard served as the lead editor on Luxist.com for six years writing about real estate, auctions, jewelry and luxury goods. Her love for luxury real estate led her to work at realtor.com and two of the top real estate brokerages in Los Angeles as well as doing publicity for properties around the world.