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DREAM OF THE SEA… EAST MARION

$5,200,000
Web # 45732 Sold
  • East Marion
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 7.5 Bathrooms
  • 7000 Square Feet
  • 12.00 Acres
The time has arrived for gracious water front living on the North Fork. Overlooking the Orient Shoals, the rocky seascape that awed and enthralled whaling captains traversing the Long Island Sound two centuries ago, Reve de Mer (French for 'Dream of the Sea') is a medley of rolling lawns, emerald orchards, pastureland, and sculpted coves, adjacent to le ribbon bleu the epitome of quiet European elegance.The 11+ acre estate borders over 450' of beachfront, its privacy unmatched on Long Island's East End. Guests access the beach on a landscaped, fescue-carpeted path. The newly-built, Provence-style house of 7000 square feet was designed by architect Edwin Daisley Thatcher, a Guggenheim Fellow and noted expert in classic Mediterranean architecture. Reve de Mer sits high on a bluff with sweeping views of the craggy coastline to Orient Point and beyond, to Connecticut. The home has six bedrooms (and a seventh ideal for maid or service) and ten baths (8 full and two half). Its 36' x 18' dining room hosts banquets for over fourteen. The double-height, 20' x 40' living room is framed in glass to offer panoramic views of the Sound (and awe inspiring sunsets over water) The gourmet kitchen features custom cabinetry and stone countertops; imported Tuscan terracotta tile grace the floors. The master bedroom suite - water-views beckon from every direction - offers a steam shower, oversized tub of antique design, immense dressing room and 'his and her' bathrooms.The rear fa'ade overlooks a courtyard with reflecting pool and fountain and a Parisian-style allee of eighteen fragrant Linden trees. A pool-house and exercise/maid's room, joined by a pantry with mahogany countertops, opens onto a 20' x 40' custom gunite pool flanked with flagstone terraces and four London Plane trees.Reve de Mer is ideal as a compound or private retreat. Located within a 2-hours drive from mid-town Manhattan, less than an hour to Islip/McArthur Airport (with the private facilities of Parker Wickham's Mattituck Air Field less than 15 miles away) and easily accessible to Shelter Island, Fisher's Island and the social ties of the Hampton's-life on the East End can not be more enjoyable. 2018 marks the opening of several noted North Fork restaurants and business' including Claudio's Greenport endeavor, American Beech and the expansion of Caci and the reinterpretation of the Shady Lady thanks to the team behind Matchbook Distilling Company who will reopen the site as the Lin Beach House (French for Linen) . Neighboring residences are also available, for rent, to house guests, caretaker and/or service related individuals.Reve de Mer is sure to delight you and afford you the comforts of a Hampton's retreat, but with the privacy of North Fork living.

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