143 Herrick Road, Southampton, NY
- TAXES - $7,819
Balcastle is one of the most legendary and historically significant homes on the east end. Completed by local craftsman and designer J. Edward Elliston in 1911, it is a rare example of America’s Gothic Revival at its most eloquent. At once dignified and imposing, the facades and towers of brick and limestone rise above .43 acres of lush English-style landscape in the heart of historical Southampton Village near ocean beaches, shops and restaurants.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Balcastle has been restored to its original splendor by internationally renowned architect and designer, William Sofield.
This extraordinary property offers unusually high ceilings and overscaled windows exquisitely detailed with hand-carved mullions and traceries. The main level consists of a charming old-world kitchen with secluded breakfast terrace, spacious formal dining and living rooms.
All central living spaces boast floors of intricate hemlock parquet and lead to a spiral staircase in the main tower. Above is the Master’s Chamber with cobbled floors, ensuite antique soaking tub, wood burning fireplace and private roof terrace.
Below are two additional sleeping chambers with en suite bathrooms independently accessed by a private entrance. A cozy study and laundry facilities complete this level.
A treasured architectural feature of this compound is the Gazebo, a Neoclassical and Gothic Revival folly nestled on the grounds overlooking the pool and gardens. The 30 foot facetted glass rotunda acts as pool house, informal garden room and guest residence, featuring an additional sleeping chamber and bath, outdoor shower, wet bar, and kitchenette; perfect for the overflow of summer guests.
Gracious living and a genteel glimpse into old Southampton come together in this rare offering at $4.25M.