One of Sagaponack Village's first summer homes and an early progenitor of the classic Hamptons shingle-style, "Winnecoma" was built in 1899, by John Sherlock of Ohio with the Manhattan architecture firm James Ware and Sons, as a summer estate and horse farm. Today, the bucolic 4± acre compound, nestled behind mature trees where Hedges Lane meets Sagaponack Main Street, is anchored by the iconic, gambrel-style main house, followed by a guest house, a renovated carriage house, and the former stable turned woodshop. The formidable south-of-the-highway compound offers nine bedrooms spread across three separate structures, each with up-to-date certificates of occupancy. The original home and accessory structures can be enjoyed as is or can be expanded. The property offers ample space for a pool and tennis court on the 2.6± residential acres. The 1.4± acres of wild conservation and specimen trees creates a majestic and private setting. Three copper beeches stand sentry over the circular gravel drive that leads to the covered front porch, which was originally designed to be the perfect height for alighting from a horse-drawn carriage. "Winnecoma" opens on a graceful foyer with a beautiful, beamed ceiling and original fireplace. A spacious living room and sunroom with fireplace lead to the sweeping covered porch overlooking the park-like grounds. The open chef's kitchen is outfitted with a commercial Garland range with salamander broiler and marble counters with butcher block. The bright sitting room off the kitchen has French doors that open to a sun deck. The formal dining room has decorative paned windows and a fireplace. A library and full bath complete the main level. Upstairs features five bedrooms including the primary suite with a west-facing terrace for sunset views. Adjacent to the main house, the charming guest house offers a bedroom and bath, kitchen and an artist's studio. The three-bedroom and three-bath former carriage house is adorned with a cupola and includes a two-car garage. The horse stable has been converted to a woodshop and offers a variety of potential uses. The hedged garden provides a sheltered and intimate outdoor space among the magical confines of "Winnecoma." When the property last traded, the "Sagg Main Set" of acclaimed writers Truman Capote, Kurt Vonnegut, James Jones, and George Plimpton was at large in the neighborhood. With only four owners in the property's history, this represents a uniquely rare opportunity to own the quintessential summer house of distinguished provenance in Sagaponack Village, one of the country's most prestigious zip codes.
Open House Friday, November 11, 11-12:30am