Named for the decorative specimen timber strewn throughout its 10-acre breadth, the Southampton property referred to as Linden is steeped within the architectural historical past of the USA, with grounds designed by the illustrious Frederick Regulation Olmsted—designer of New York’s Central Park—and a house crafted by revolutionary American architect and concrete planner Grosvenor Atterbury.
Southampton, New York | Bruce Grant & Harald Grant, Sotheby’s International Realty – Southampton Brokerage
Olmsted’s immaculately maintained grounds are replete with thoughtfully positioned plantings and a wealthy, mature panorama. The residence, a formidable manor spanning 18,000 sq. toes and in possession of a uncommon timeless magnificence, was designed in 1915 by Atterbury, who spent summers on his household’s property within the Hamptons and established a popularity for designing weekend and trip houses for rich Individuals within the early twentieth century.
Unusual in scale and magnificence, the property has been extensively renovated whereas honoring and preserving its basic terra cotta roofline, hanging leaded-glass home windows, wraparound porches, unique millwork, and eight outsized wood-burning fireplaces. Each expansive and alluring, the interiors characteristic a front room with a coffered ceiling and glass doorways opening to a terrace, an oak-paneled leather-lined library with an ornate plaster ceiling and a hearth, a window-wrapped health club, 12 bedrooms, 15 baths, and separate employees quarters. Rustic ceiling beams contribute to the uniquely charming atmosphere of the spacious French-inspired kitchen, which has been custom-outfitted with a La Cornue vary, a farmhouse sink, and a beneficiant island and is accompanied by a butler’s pantry. A sweeping spiral staircase results in the non-public quarters, together with an proprietor’s wing encompassing a sitting room, an outsize walk-in closet, and a shower with dazzling tilework, a warming fire, and a soaking tub.
The property has additionally been fastidiously expanded during the last decade. A current addition included a brand new pool and pool home, the work of esteemed designer Steven Gambrel. A member of the elite AD 100 acknowledged for his timeless, comfy designs in places such because the Plaza Resort, Gambrel created a glass pavilion for the indoor pool, which is ideal for laps but in addition encourages frivolity with its slide and waterfall. The outsized out of doors pool is accompanied by a spa—and, additional afield, a grass tennis courtroom, a paddle courtroom, two pavilions with alfresco kitchens, arbors, an imposing fountain that lights as much as create a dramatic show, and a greenhouse that can please any avid gardener. The grounds additionally supply two freestanding four-car garages.
Linden is ideally sited in Southampton’s “property part,” surrounded by different houses of comparable caliber and the basic turn-of-the-century cottages that, like Linden, epitomize the long-lasting fashion for which the Hamptons are famend.