Have you ever dreamed about what kind of house would you buy if you ever win the lottery? I have mine ready to go in my mind, with the perfect floorplan and all! Isn’t it good to dream?
If you already have the asking price of $49,500,000, you can start living the dream! This Hamptons mansion is for sale and it comes with all the bells and whistles.
Located in Water Mill, this c. 1910 estate was formally a retreat for nuns, but purchased by Nine West founder Vince Camuto for $35 million back in 2005. After putting six years of intensive renovation, the couple decided to put the house on the market once again.
“Villa Maria” is truly a magnificent waterfront estate with stately gardens and gorgeous views of Mecox Bay. The residence is situated on 7.6 acres with a dock and 680 feet of bulk headed bay front. At 22,000 sq. ft., it has 11 bedrooms including a 6-room beautifully appointed master suite, a handmade stone and wrought iron staircase, a 60 foot living room with original fresco details and a state of the art white kitchen. All principal rooms are sunny and take advantage of the panoramic water views.The outdoor spaces feature a grand 2-story portico and a large stone terrace overlooking the bay. There is also a waterside pool, pool cabana, tennis court and a charming two bedroom guest house.
I won’t lie, working in this area I have seen many big mansions being poorly designed. Sometimes, having all the space and all the money doesn’t mean you actually have good taste, but this expansive (and expensive) property was very tastefully designed. Take a look and let me know if you agree!
Hamptons Mansion for Sale
The paneled gallery is furnished with a pair of circa-1820 daybeds from Anglo-Raj Antiques and a 19th-century English turned armchair; the curtains are of a Rogers & Goffigon fabric, and the sisal is by Merida Meridian.
This extraordinary living room has two distinct sitting areas, which is always viable for oversized rooms.
Twin sofas and an ottoman, all slipcovered in a Calvin Fabrics linen, are grouped with a Giacometti-inspired cocktail table and side table by Carole Gratale.
On the other side of the room, you find a beautiful set of six marble-top bronze tables from Lucca & Co., and an antiqued mercury-glass mirror by APF Munn.
The kitchen, painted in a “Benjamin Moore white paint color”, features custom-made holophane lights by Ann-Morris Antiques and cabinetry by Eppley Building & Design; the oak bench and ebonized bobbin chair are antique.
Carrara marble was used for the counters as well as the backsplash above the Wolf range; the pot filler and sink fittings are by Waterworks.
In the breakfast room, a chandelier from English Country Antiques is suspended above a Lars Bolander iron table with a bleached-oak top; the settee is by Roark Modern, and the antique Swedish side chairs are upholstered in a Holland & Sherry linen.
The den is full of character and style.
A chandelier from Mecox hangs in the entrance hall, where a wrought-iron balustrade lines the serpentine staircase. The faux-limestone walls are by decorative painter Jerzy Kubina.
The family room is located on the second floor of the house. Note the lovely water views.
Two “9 Light Torch Chandeliers” overlook slipcovered seating by Montauk Sofa.
The ultimate in luxury and comfort! This bedroom has it all. An 18th-century Swedish corona from Dienst + Dotter Antikviteter complements the Ralph Lauren Home bed and linens. At the foot of the bed is a TV cabinet designed by Egan and covered in a Bergamo horsehair.
The daybed next to the window is also by Ralph Lauren Home, the X-form stools are by Jonathan Adler, and the antique armchair is clad in an Old World Weavers toile de Jouy from Stark.
Marble Bath Tub
What $49,500,000 buys you? Well, this mansion even comes with a custom-made marble tub! Isn’t it stunning?
The wine cellar is spacious and very pretty.
Stately and inviting, the pool area is just as beautiful as this home is.
The sandstone-paved pool terrace is outfitted with furniture by Janus et Cie.
Dream Hamptons Home
The landscape design architect responsible for this propriety was “Edmund D. Hollander Landscape Architect Design”.
Make a Wish
I can picture going for walks here or just playing some games with the kids.
Would you pay $49.5 mil for this mansion?
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It’s always nice seeing beautiful homes and we can always dream big, but I always feel we can and should love where we are.
I was talking to friend yesterday and I mentioned how much I wish I could do more around my house. I feel this home is great — it’s spacious, it’s very private, it was nicely built, but it’s not totally “me”. I can always find something I want to change, and talking to her I mentioned this is good and bad at the same time. It’s good because, when you’re a designer, you’re always creating and trying to improve your home whenever and wherever you can. But it’s always bad because it never ends! Besides, let’s be realistic, when you have kids, you usually have to make choices and I will always choose investing on my kids before I invest on my home.
Loving where you live is important, but loving who lives with you is far beyond that!
Let’s focus more on them.
Luciane at HomeBunch.com