Timeless Elegance: Historic Hamptons Estate Now Available

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

The expansive estate at 409/369 Montauk Highway was first built in 1912 by Grosvenor Atterbury, an esteemed architect and town planner known for his work on many Hamptons properties around the turn of the century. A sensitive restoration has endowed the home with a sense of enduring elegance, preserving stand-out historic features such as custom crown molding, walnut hardwood floors, and Venetian plaster walls.

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

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

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, houses the remaining five bedrooms, as well as a ten-seat movie theater, a lookout terrace with ocean views, and a self-contained two-bedroom apartment with its own kitchen.

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

While the Atterbury Estate’s initial appeal lies in its historic nature, the property is not lacking in modern amenities. These include 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.