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Southampton’s Iconic Wyndecote Home Quickly Finds a Buyer

By Grace Cassidy - June 3, 2019


It’s not uncommon for homes in the Hamptons — especially homes of the luxury variety — to sit on the market for months or even years before finding a buyer. And usually, the price of the home will go down a bit as well. In the case of the famed Southampton home known as Wyndecote, this wasn’t the case.

Originally built in 1887 by architect and owner Robert Henderson Robertson, the 7,550-square-foot home was listed by owner Scott Bessent in February for $22.5 million. Three months later, the property has found a buyer and it is currently pending a sale, reports Behind the Hedges.

Bessent, a hedge funder who served as the chief investment officer for George Soros, purchased the home in 2012 for $9.95 million before hiring award-winning architect John David Rose to spearhead the renovations.

The 10-bed, 11.5-bath Queen Anne includes covered porches, seven fireplaces, and original details such as wainscoting and staircase banisters. There’s also coffered ceilings and a finished lower level with a wine cellar, home gym, and theater. Sites on 1.5 acres, the property offers a heated gunite pool and a pool house with sliding barn doors.

Sotheby’s International Real Estate brokers Bruce and Harald Grant represent the listing.

Source: Behind the Hedges

Listing information and photo credit: Sotheby’s

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