What $25 Million will get you...

I love perusing the real estate section on 1stDibs.com - the homes are so outrageously ostentatious that I am simultaneously shocked and amused at the things People With Money will do.  However, there was recently a home in East Hampton, NY that made me wish I had a spare $25 million dollars.  The historic home is a lovely mix of traditional and a more easy-going casual style - not something you see a lot of in million dollar homes!

From the listing: HISTORIC CHARLES H. ADAMS ESTATE  A piece of Hamptons heritage and a stunning example of Queen Anne architecture, this 11+ bedroom (seven en-suite) home blends the best of modern luxury with the culture and romance of times gone by. Designed at the turn of the century by Carnegie Hall architect William B. Tuthill, its definitive tower, statement terraces, sweeping bay windows and huge wrap-around porch are finished in quintessential Hamptons shingle. Lovingly restored to their former glory, all the original features - lead-glass windows, parquet flooring, wood paneling and decorative moldings - are pristine. In perfect harmony with the home's 14,000 SF+/- foot open-plan layout and the galleries of windows that flood the house with light, it's these touches that give this spacious property such warmth and character. It's rare to find a renovation that manages to preserve the poetry of its period and so successfully meet the ideals of modern living. But throughout the property and beyond to the gunite pool, three-car garage and 2.2 acres - from each hand-cut shingle to original door handle - this is where quality meets history, at its elegant best. 
Gosh, that woodwork, that ceiling, floor, pocket doors...sigh...

This photo above is what made me click over to the real estate site - that ceiling, with that bay window, is the stuff dreams are made of.

What do you think, you ready to call your banker?  Just think: 11 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, 2.2 acres of land, a pool, a 3-car garage, an exercise room... They have a handy mortgage calculator on the site... :)  I could house-sit for you!!

All photos from Corcoran Group Real Estate, via 1st Dibs.


  1. Barbara @hodge:podgeJanuary 21, 2012 at 11:08 PM

    That is one knock off your socks home!

  2. That place is stunning! Wishing I had $25M too.

  3. This house is gorgeous! I really love the kitchen especially those beautiful light pendants. The bay windows and the facade is making me drool.

    Great find.

    Thanks for your lovely comments. Lovely blog by the way, a happy new follower!


  4. Thanks Jesse! I have been following your for a while, so that's a big compliment! :)

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