I’ve known about this estate for quite sometime and it’s now finally finished. The massive home is located off of Meadowmere Lane in Southampton, NY. It boasts a huge motor court as well as formal gardens. The only thing that puzzles me is what the hell were they thinking when designing the rear facade! It looks like a bunch of townhomes. Look at all those windows! What do you guys think?

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  • Cole@LavishProperty

    I hate it. Reminds me of this place in England — http://bit.ly/gqKoOX
    So plain, no class.




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  • Daniel

    Gorgeous landscaping. I love the trees that line the driveways. I’d decorate every single one of them with a thousand LEDs during Christmas. I also love the size of the home, though I wish it was a little squarer and not so rectangular…it must be a bi*ch to walk from the garages to the other side of the house.

    A few things I’m puzzled by. The first being is this home completely newly built or is it an addition/remodel? I ask because it seems the pool was salvaged. Speaking of which, I think the pool is too far away from the house. The distance is just begging for someone to catch a pneumonia by the time they reach the home. Secondly, why are there exterior stairs leading from the second floor down to the first on the north side? It doesn’t seem very elegant. Third, why doesn’t the home have any attached garages? I would imagine it is an inconvenience to have to walk outside to get the car when the weather isn’t so nice…especially when you have to carry groceries inside (although that is probably the staff’s problem). Lastly, I agree with Kenny’s comment about the rear. I was expecting to see some large widows or something, but it does look like a row of townhomes (albeit VERY nice ones). That brings me to my final comment: Where’s the view? Every stunning estate not only needs the architecture, but it needs the view! Ocean, lake, mountain, valley, city…SOMETHING other than a field that looks like the middle of Kansas. The backyard is almost non-existent! Could they have not pushed the home back a little further to have a stunning front AND rear yard/formal garden? I think the site plan could have been better.

    Overall, it is a gorgeous home, but in my eyes, far from perfect. I am very curious to see what quirks are inside the home.




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  • Nick

    Indeed, the exterior (front-back) looks like a bunch of townhomes.However, the
    location is exceptional.If the interior is classy, then it’s OK to me.Moreover, the
    landscaping is extraordinary.

    This home was posted under construction then in the look at some mansions series:

    http://homesoftherich.net/2009/12/a-look-at-some-mansions-24.html




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  • Daniel

    FOUND THE ARCHITECT!

    Sadly, the website isn’t very professional and random pictures are scattered about, though there are some nice views of the home on the site:

    http://www.jeffreygibbons.com/projects2.html




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  • Iemand

    Nope, it looks like 50 cents house (not home) and that says it all…




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    • Venom

      Exactly what I thought when I saw it, 50 Cent’s house and that is not a good thing at all.




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  • Jason

    I wanted to love it more from the aerial shots, but don’t. it’s not a bad house, but like someone above note- way to long!it throws the proportion way off and some feature seem haphazard for Italianate design.the tower seems like an odd add on and some of the stone detail trim is course. I love the sighting and long drive ways, but the parterre gardens seem thin. I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt since it might be newly planted. I only wish there were a few more feet in back -(20 or so)- the house seems shoved back to it’s rear property line.




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  • Travis

    This house looks really long and skinny. And there seems to be no backyard, as far as I can tell. From the aerial view, the entire property looks pretty bland.




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  • kieran

    I dont mind the back facade …just looks like a house?
    It will be good to see this home with the gardens have matured, when the rest of the garden is planted, when the pavements are cleared and the pool is cleaned and filled. I think it will present a whole new picture!




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  • Mak

    Not fond of the site. It looks crammed in there. Also, an 8,000 sqft guesthouse? Whoa…money to burn!




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  • Stewie

    The house has some nice touches but overall I am far from impressed. Like others have pointed out here, where is the back yard? Where is the view? Why is the swimming pool in front of the house? No tennis court? The house isn’t terrible but it falls far short of what a beautiful Hamptons mansion should be like. It’s probably mainly due to the plot though, which is awkwardly located. Give me something on Further Lane, Lily Pond Lane, Mecox or Georgica Pond.




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  • Stewie

    Btw guys, did you know that people actually own private islands in the Hamptons? I shit you not. Louis Bacon owns Robins Island in the Peconic Bay, and the Gardiner family still own Gardiners Island. If a place on Further Lane can go for 100 million, just think how much these islands must be worth….
    45 minutes by helicopter to NYC.
    I prefer the Hamptons to Palm Beach, it’s just totally ballin’ out there from what I’ve seen. And you get mansions with a LOT of land – potentially many acres.




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  • Grrrowler

    I’m not a fan of the exterior, although if the picture accompanying the article that Daniel found is actually the interior of this house, it holds promise. From a distance the exterior looks like miles of beige stucco. Only close does the exterior show up as stone. Some of the stone work looks nice, but it’s just. so. beige. I guess with the house pushed far away from the street, the front yard is also the back yard, but it does look squished onto it’s site. Looking at pictures of the house in various stages of construction it looks as if the old swimming pool has been turned into a reflecting pool with a new pool going in (a long way from the main house as Daniel said). I do wish the house overlooked a pond or the ocean.




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  • Matt

    it doesnt fit in with the neighborhood homes…..and its ugly




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  • George

    At my age, I’de need a golf cart to get to the swimming pool.




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  • Venom

    This house is no bueno.
    To me it is just big for the sake of being big.
    Architecturally it is just not appealing.
    Not to mention that it is about 80 times bigger than anything else around it, so either the owner is an idiot, or trying to show off by building something much much bigger than his neighbors.
    That might seem like a good plan now, but he is going to regret that when he tries to sell this one day.




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  • Sam

    Such a generous plot and such an awful mansion! i dont understand why the rear of the house is wedged up against the edge leaving a giant from garden which is slightly odd, and i agree with the whole townhouse thing! it looks so jumbled- i could imagine this have loads of tiny rooms…




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  • Tay

    This location kinda sucks. Does it even have Water views? backyard? 🙁




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    • Bill_N

      Did you study to be that stupid, or does it come naturally?




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  • Truth

    Well, being that ive stayed here i can probably speak better than all of you above me.
    No backyard? umm, yeah see theres an enormous front and side yard..no need for a backyard.
    the pool? thats not a pool thats a reflecting fountain.
    its too big? that just doesnt make sense, but big enough to host parties, and have many guest have a room to sleep in..or maybe a backyard with sleeping bags would have been better.
    the back of the house? is set up with tables and a bar b q, and is incredible..
    an idiot for trying to sell this one day? you obviously dont know real estate..but try and find a bigger home…you really cant.
    tennis court is there..
    funny to see commenmts from people who really have no clue on what theyre talking about..
    gorgeous, enormous home. cozy, comfortable and fun.




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