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Historic Hamptons Atterbury Estate Hits the Market


A storied Atterbury Estate, which sits in the secluded enclave of Shinnecock Hills in the Hamptons’ Southampton neighborhood, has recently come to market, marking what is being described as a once-in-a-generation investment opportunity. 

The expansive 409/369 Montauk Highway estate was first built in 1912 by Grosvenor Atterbury, an esteemed architect and town planner who put his name to a number of Hamptons properties around the turn of the century. A sensitive restoration has endowed the home with a sense of enduring elegance, and stand-out historic features such as custom crown molding, walnut hardwood floors and Venetian plaster walls have been carefully preserved.

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The estate was first built in 1912 by Grosvenor Atterbury / ©Chris Foster
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 The lounge leads out onto the pristine gardens / ©Chris Foster

The 12-bedroom, ten-bathroom property lies behind impressive gates that open out onto a winding driveway and under a quaint porte-cochère, through which a Venetian fountain awaits.  Entering the property, owners are first greeted by a stately entrance foyer, flanked by a formal living room, a dining room and a study, each of which leads directly out on to the pristine Fredrick Olmsted-designed gardens and are warmed by grand custom fireplaces. 

The first floor also holds a family kitchen, complete with a convivial central island-cum-breakfast bar, top-of-the-range stainless-steel appliances and premium fittings and fixtures. 

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 The impressive primary suite / ©Chris Foster
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 A secondary wing features a ten-seat movie theater / ©Chris Foster

Upstairs, an outstanding primary suite awaits. Oversized with its own sitting area, high vaulted ceilings, a fireplace, a spa bath and sauna, and views across Shinnecock Bay, the space offers a slice of private respite.  A further six bedrooms are in the main house, each thoughtfully finished in light tones, and some with their own balconies. 

A separate guest wing, spread across three floors of a tower-like structure, is home to the remaining five bedrooms, as well as a ten-seat movie theater, a look-out terrace with views to the ocean and a contained two-bed apartment with its own kitchen.

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 Grounds include a tennis court / ©Chris Foster
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 Outside, potential owners can make the most of the Hamptons’ balmy summers in the estate’s 30 private acres / ©Chris Foster

Outside, potential owners can make the most of the Hamptons’ balmy summers in the estate’s 30 private acres. The land is split into two parcels: a 14.68-acre plot that contains the main house and its several residential outbuildings, as well as a garage, greenhouse, swimming pool, pool house, tennis court and maintained lawns, and a second 15.18-parcel comprised of raw wooded land. 

While the Atterbury Estate’s initial appeal is undoubtedly its historic nature, the property is by no means lacking in terms of modern amenities, including geothermal heating and cooling systems, radiant underfloor heating, central station alarm systems, and a high-tech audio/visual system with built-in Apple wall docking stations.

$29,950,000, sothebysrealty.com

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