East Hampton’s Iconic “White House” Has Sold
“The White House” estate, one of the Hamptons most admired homes, located at the entrance to East Hampton village has sold. The last asking price was $7,250,000. “The White House is the first optical beauty that catches the eye and leaves your mouth agape as you turn left at the corner and see Town Pond. Everyone’s first reaction to it is one of awe, and it’s a primary reason why they call East Hampton Village one of the most beautiful in the country.” said Paul Brennan of Douglas Elliman, who held the listing alongside his colleague Douglas Brown.
The unique property sits on approximately three beautifully landscaped acres. The gracious grounds are reminiscent of a 17th century French estate. Secluded in the rear of the property a cherry tree alee leads to a fountain, and tennis court sheltered by 30-year-old pines. There is a 20′ x 54′ heated gunite pool with pool house and gazebo. A three-car garage is attached to the original 1850’s barn.
This historic mansion was beautifully restored in 1992 right down to the flower boxes in the grand early American tradition with superb old world craftsmanship. Entering the light filled house from a circular cobblestone driveway, the main level has timeless elements and abundant period details including marble floors, arched doorways and rosewood paneled library. The living room and formal dining room both have fireplaces. Adjacent to the living room is a sun room with diamond-paned windows. A picture-perfect setting for entertaining, the house offers well-proportioned rooms with elegant fireplaces, custom millwork throughout, and detailed architectural appointments. The kitchen is equipped with a double Viking oven, Sub- Zero refrigerator, and coffered ceiling. The second floor has three en suite bedrooms, two with fireplaces. The master suite has direct access to a large private balcony overlooking Town Pond. Down a long hallway are three additional bedrooms, perfect for guests or staff quarters . The third floor has a charming sitting room with an en suite bedroom plus a large playroom. The finished lower level is outfitted with a rosewood bar, fireplace, sauna, Jacuzzi and wine cellar.
Photos: Courtesy of Douglas Elliman