East Hampton estate listed for $140 million.
Often called one of the most beautiful properties in the Hamptons, the 11.2-acre Briar Patch is now on the market for $140 million. Currently owned by Christopher Whittle, famed publisher and founder of The Avenues World School, and his wife Priscilla Ratazzi, fashion photographer and author, the home is on the National Register of Historic Places and has been featured through the years in magazines. According to real-estate agents, the property is one of the priciest in the area.
With 1,156 feet of waterfront along the shore of fabled Georgica Pond, Briar Patch enjoys stunning panoramic views across the pond and towards the Atlantic Ocean in the distance.
Every detail of the Georgian Revival six-bedroom, 10,000-square-foot main house was restored and renovated over two and a half years by the internationally renowned architect Peter Marino. The proportions and sequence of the rooms are in perfect harmony from the three-story great room to the chef’s country kitchen. Briar Patch is graced with two-foot-wide reclaimed floorboards, handmade wallpaper, hand-stenciled or tray ceilings, and four generous fireplaces. All of the ground-floor rooms enjoy French doors leading to the expansive porches.
The 3,500-square-foot, four-bedroom guesthouse—with a double-height master bedroom—is completely private and has its own entrance drive. The property also includes a sunken tennis court, beautiful teak-bordered pool, hot tub, and expansive third-floor gym with sea views.
The 11.5-acre property is subdivided into two buildable lots with building envelopes well beyond the ample structures that currently exist permitting the construction of a private art gallery, conservatory, spa/gymnasium, or expanded residence for guests or extended family. East Hampton Airport, with private transport by helicopter and jet, is less than ten minutes away.
Peter M. Turino, President of Brown Harris Stevens of the Hamptons is the exclusive broker and the property is enrolled in Christie’s International Real Estate’s Bespoke Marketing program.