As the sun sets on the summer of 2017, we say au revoir and prepare for the holiday season. Winter is coming, but its never too soon to think and plan for next year, or consider owning this $175 million Southampton home in time for celebrating Christmas in style.
Jule Pond can be yours for a king's ransom. Originally built for the Ford family in 1960, part of a 235 acre estate called Fordune is now owned by portfolio manager Brenda Earl. It is the most expensive property for sale ever in the Hamptons. Hell, it's the most expensive property in the state of New York!
When I first saw the exterior I did not have high hopes for the property, but it is elegant with the requisite high profile art collection and enough square footage for a lots of extended family.
Location, location, location has much to do with the sky high price tag. The 20,000 square foot house sits on 42 acres, almost 1,300 linear feet of beachfront which is unheard of. Jule Pond has 12 bedrooms, including 2 master suites, 12 bathrooms as well as all the bells and whistles one would expect.
It looks slightly more modest as you drive down the tree lined driveway. It was designed to expand visually and dramatically as you entered the foyer which is central to three wings.
Wood paneling, the parquet floors, as well as the marble fireplace mantles throughout were original to the home. They were purchased from a European chateau to help depict the grandeur of the 19th century design when the Ford's built it. The home was updated in 2008 and it seems all the wood was painted for a more 21st century look. I think it is beautifully done. The mix of traditional furnishings with the modern art provide a warm, sophisticated, beautifully designed, slightly formal but not too formal environment.
Jule Pond is bordered by 3 ponds with an unobstructed view of Mecox Bay and the ocean beyond. If you are looking for privacy in the Hampton's, you found it.
What a place to idle away the day! If it sells at this price, it will shatter records.
ph:Bespoke Real Estate