Monday, January 30, 2012


I'm reinstating the Behind the Privet series today with a look at a 100 year old Stanford White mansion on exclusive Georgica Pond in East Hampton. What makes this estate so special? It's all in the details. An extensive three year renovation of the two acre property by Jeffrey Colle refined the interiors with extraordinary woodwork custom designed and hand-milled on site and stunning marble tubs, tiles and and counters which were carved from single blocks of stone by Italian master craftsman. My favorite room in the amazing 12,000 square foot home has to be the 30 foot high living room, an homage to symmetry with identical second floor balconies overlooking carved marble fireplaces. The dramatic floor to ceiling French windows highlight the magnificent views of the pond. So stately and beautiful, I'm ready to move in, how about you? 
Living Room
 Second floor corridor
Great Room
Master Bedroom
Master Bath
 Front View
 Back View
Second Floor overlooking pond
Pool and balcony
Have a wonderful Monday!


sampenner said...

Unbelievable! Such pretty details. Loving the kitchen!



Taylor Greenwalt said...

Wow! What a house. Love all the wood details.

Splendid Sass said...

Beautiful, Barbara! Especially love the library and living room. A girl can dream.
Have a nice Monday.

5th and State said...

what a masterwork of carpentry, truly amazing!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

oh it is gorgeous! What an amazing place ... sigh... I think it's love!

Belle on Heels said...

Oh wow, how gorgeous!! A girl can dream :)

Acquired Objects said...

Omg this house is stunning! I love how they captured those beautiful views with nothing but windows along the back.


Stacy Curran said...

OMG this is AMAZING! I could spend all day dreaming of ow I would decorate it.....

Karena said...

Oh my indeed, the windows, the flooring, the architectural details. Plus, location, location, location!

Art by Karena

Fashion-isha said...

Oh - My - Gosh!! That is such a fabulous home, and that living room!! Thanks for sharing such a beauty and thanks for your sweet comment!

Greet Lefèvre said...

Gorgeous home!Love all the beautiful paneling! Oh yes I could move in right away!

Annie H. said...

Pretty but some of the rooms feel a little like a banquet hall. Maybe because there is no furniture, the wood is very nice. Great party house!

Kelly said...

I love this, the kitchen and great room are my favorite. I would love to design this house.

Leslie said...

What beautiful surroundings for this magnificent home! I can only dream of having my morning cup of coffee in that kitchen - gorgeous! The woodwork is unbelievable and I love the porch-pond view outside. Enjoy your day!


designchic said...

What a gorgeous home and the architectural details are incredible!! Decorating it in my mind...

Courtney Lane - Blog said...

Whoa! Stunning house. Wouldn't mind living there for a bit :)

Courtney Lane

Design is... All in the Detail said...

Some how I missed this beautiful post the first time around (and thank goodness too! I would have been packed and ready to go at a moment's notice my now!) What an amazing home... Seriously, for ONE family???? LOL
Enjoy your day!