Down to the last stone, and awash in luxe materials, this grand Southampton estate was built to impress.
The stunning property includes an infinity-surface 60-by-30-foot heated Gunite pool and pool house.
The 10,000-square-foot residence at 101 Pheasant Lane was the last project of the late architect Francis Fleetwood, and when builder Jim Matuski took it on, he was immediately struck by the meticulous attention to detail.
“I knew this was going to be very special before we put a shovel in the ground,” says Matuski, the owner of Hampton Builders. “I never saw a house with this much attention to what is on the inside. It’s unparalleled.”
The Francis Fleetwood-designed 15,700-squarefoot home features a sunken all-weather tennis court.
From the materials to the design, from the wiring to the layout, every aspect of this nine-bedroom, 11-bath Hamptons traditional is carefully considered. The owner can control everything remotely, whether it’s turning up the heat in the hot tub from the city or switching on a light in the living room from across the world.
The materials, too, are second to none. Take the marble: “All the marble in the house was imported from Italy,” says Matuski. “The tub in her master [bath] is hand cut from a solid two-ton block of marble. The marble in all the bathrooms was cut in Italy.” Some 26 marble workers were flown over from that country to do the measurements, cutting the stone in Italy, before returning to finish the installation.
The stone was just as exactingly selected. “There’s over 150 tons of stone, surrounding the house and the tennis court,” says Matuski. “Each piece was hand-cut and hand-placed.”
This kitchen inside a classic Hamptons shingle house blends traditional and modern details for a clean, sophisticated look.
When Matuski talks about the home’s construction, he can’t conceal his awe. “When you walk into the house, it’s pure elegance. I’ve built a hundred homes in the Hamptons and nothing compares to this.”
You could marvel at the fact that you couldn’t find a TV in the house if you tried—each flatscreen is disguised as a mirror or covered with a piece of art that rolls up at the touch of a button. Even the door knobs are one-ofa- kind, individually forged in a foundry in the south of France.
But if you get too consumed in the details, you might miss the big picture, which is that, in addition to the exceptional construction, this house also sits on a rare property. On a nearly two-acre lot, the home has a stunningly landscaped yard, sunken all-weather tennis court, and heated pool. And with ocean beach access in Southampton Village, you could say it’s still a beach house.
“You feel as though you’ve come to the beach in the most elegant manner possible,” says Matuski. 101 Pheasant Lane, Southampton, is listed for $26.95 million by Erica Grossman at Douglas Elliman, 70 Jobs Lane, Southampton, 631-204- 2723; ericagrossman.elliman.com