At $140 million, an enchanting, 80-year-old estate, known as “Briar Patch,” is currently the most expensive home for sale in New York.
Situated on a quarter-of-a-mile of waterfront on Georgica Pond in East Hampton, this 11.2-acre residence, which has only been home to three families, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, according to the property listing.
In 1931, architect Arthur C. Jackson designed the captivating estate’s two residences: a Georgian Revival, 10,000-square-foot, six-bedroom main house and a 3,500-square-foot, four-bedroom guesthouse. The homes were later restored by architect Peter Marino over a period of two-and-a-half years.
Two-foot-wide reclaimed wood floorboards, handmade wallpaper, and hand-stenciled ceilings line the interior of the main residence. All rooms on the ground floor are enclosed by French doors that lead to expansive porches. The remote guesthouse is accessed via a separate driveway. Bonus features include a four-car garage and a gym on the third floor of the main house.
Among lush lawns, bordered by an abundance of sycamores, beeches, and lindens, there is a private pond, a sun deck with a 60-foot swimming pool and hot tub, a changing cabana, and a sunken tennis court.
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