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The house at 75 Herrick Road in Southampton demonstrates how you can be a traditionalist and yet live in a home that has a completely modern feel. This 1910 Traditional home has been meticulously restored by its owner, while modified to maximize space and light. The 4,700-square-foot house has five bedrooms and 3.5 baths.

“It has been improved over the years while preserving the original details,” says Harald Grant, the Sotheby’s International Realty listing agent, who is also the owner of the house. He notes the renovation kept the charm of a traditional home without the problems. Grant took care to keep the exterior cedar shingles and, on the interior, the original oak hardwood floors and millwork. 

The four levels include a finished basement with a fully equipped home gym (included) and a laundry room with double appliances, a main floor with a renovated kitchen and numerous spaces for entertaining or quiet relaxation and two upper floors of bedrooms and bathrooms. 

A gracious entry through the extra-wide front doorway features a double-landing staircase with its original polished banister. To the left is the 560-square-foot living room with French doors leading to the exterior and a wood-burning fireplace, and beyond that, a former porch was glassed in to create a year-round sunroom with a gas-burning fireplace. Oversized windows look out onto a privacy hedge, yet still flood the room with light. A small home office or study is accessed through the living room and the main foyer.

Right of the foyer is the 168-square-foot dining room with built-in shelves, which has been converted to what Grant calls “his man cave”: a light-filled den with a 120-inch ceiling-recessed projection screen. If converted back to a formal dining room, a butler’s pantry with its original glass cabinetry connects that room to the eat-in kitchen. Including the pantries, the kitchen is approximately 350 square feet.

The sunny kitchen features custom wood cabinetry, a porcelain farm sink and a Viking stainless-steel appliance suite. Grant kept the original glass upper cabinets. Egress to the patio, with its built-in cooking station and integrated beverage cooler, is through the dining area of the kitchen. A half-bathroom is also located off the kitchen. 

The 392-square-foot master bedroom on the second floor is the only bedroom with an ensuite bathroom, which has been completely renovated with a steam shower, heated floors and Jacuzzi. It also has access to a rooftop deck, suitable for sunbathing or al fresco morning coffee. 

The loft-style top floor features two bedrooms, each about 144 square feet, and a shared bathroom and sitting space. 

Grant said all systems have been replaced: steam-radiator heat, central air conditioning and all electric; a new septic system replaced the old. 

Set off the main road by a 150-foot paved and gravel driveway, the house sits on .4 acres of manicured lawns, with perennial gardens and cedar and evergreen hedges edging the 20’ by 50’ heated gunite swimming pool with an adjacent spa. The garage accommodates two cars, while the exterior parking area can accommodate four.

A short walk from Agawam Lake, the historic Halsey House and Gardens and the Southampton History Museum, the house is well positioned for shopping and leisure.  

“You can walk into the Village for dinner or shopping and walk to the beach,” Grant said. 

The house lists for $7,450,000 and the full listing can be viewed here.