Monday, February 15, 2010


 Flowering hydrangea and manicured privet adorn the enchanting English vernacular style Coxwould estate.

Having spent the weekend out in Southampton, one of subjects discussed was Madgehampton, the catchy moniker given to Madonna's recent buying spree in the Hampton's. After her recent purchase of Kelly Klein's 30-acre horse farm in Bridgehampton, it's been widely rumored that Madonna has rented the ultimate Anglophile lover's estate, Coxwould, in East Hampton. While some are star struck, I am too, but it's the stunning architecture and enduring beauty of the Coxwould estate that has me captivated.

Located on Lily Pond Lane, Coxwould (The Erdman House), was built in East Hampton in 1912 by the renowned architect Harrie T. Lindeberg. The home is a prime example of the eclectic cottage style that evoked the spirit of the English country house in the early part of the 20th century. The house used beach sand stucco for the exterior walls and small hand-split shingles that curved around the eaves and openings and swept broadly over the main block and wings into a luxurious, artistic resemblance of straw thatch, the home's hallmark.  The picturesque and charming Coxwould is perhaps one of the prettiest and most enchanting homes on the East End of Long Island.

The large beach-front estate features six bedrooms, wisteria arbors, extensive English gardens, pool, guest house and private ocean access on two acres. Plenty of room for the material girl and summer guests. Her neighbor's include Mort Zuckerman, Jerry Seinfeld and Martha Stewart-just in case she need to borrow some sugar.

This photo shows the impressive slate roof  called a "Lindeberg roof" after the home's architect.



Photos courtesy of Saunders Realty

1 comment:

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