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An eclectic compound near Georgica Pond offers an one-of-a-kind summer home. 

The nuts and bolts

7 bedrooms

5 bathrooms 

2 half baths

6,600 square feet

2.7 acres

(Photo credit: Carl Bellavia)

House proud

Built in 1902 as the stable and carriage house of a former grand estate, and renovated into a summer house of its own splendor, this utterly unique home offers two styles of living in its sprawling layout. In the west wing, the home has been designed in what listing agent Jenny Landey calls “classic beachy Hamptons style” with open breezy spaces and elegant simplicity. The east wing, says Eve Combemale who is co-listing with Landey, has a “distinct 1960s-70s cabin vibe.” The two agents are representing the historic home in the Georgia Associations for Sotheby’s International Realty. 

“This house has the unique distinction of being a legal two-family residence, which is not common here,” says Landey.

Combemale adds its other distinguishing feature is the expansive feeling of the property. “It’s an exquisite piece of open land—all about big sky, where you feel the water near you.”

New York Times Sunday Magazine article featured the renovation of the home in 1972, calling it a “Regrouping in a Carriage House.”

What’s the plan?

The home’s two wings are divided by a windmill structure, which offers passage from one wing to the other on the ground floor. The entryway leads into a great room on the “breezy Hamptons” side, which features the original carved mantle fireplace, a wall of floor to ceiling French doors, and the original wide-plank hardwood floors and bead-board ceilings. The original grain silo still stands on the exterior. A door to the left of the fireplace leads to the windmill, and a staircase on the other side of the rooms leads to the second level. The living room and dining room share an open format. 

In this section, there are four bedrooms on the second level, including an ensuite primary with its own sunroom. The other three rooms share two baths. In the other wing, accessible by its own staircase, three bedrooms, one of which is in the windmill itself, share two bathrooms and an mezzanine loft area that can be used as a study or rec room. 

The “cabin vibe” section’s ground floor includes a dining room, living room with built-in bookshelves, a small windowed bonus room that can be a dining alcove or home office. The second level in this wing is connected by a wooden spiral staircase in the windmill. The home is approved for two legal kitchens.

What’s cooking?

The large eat-in kitchen is fully functional but has not been updated since the last major renovation. It has plenty of light from a partial wall of windows above the sink and the screen door, which offers access to the patio. As currently designed, an open doorway flanked by counters separates the kitchen from the dining room. 

(Photo credit: Carl Bellavia)

What else?

The grounds include a detached garage, a tool/storage shed and an 850-square-foot greenhouse that can be returned to its horticulture function or restored as a dining and entertainment space.

Amenities and more

The home is in the Georgica Association, a private community with secure entry, a private beach with lifeguard and pavilion, four tennis courts and access to Georgica Pond for sailing and kayaking. This listing, the agents say, represents a rare chance to be part of the community, as “there aren’t that many homes within the association that come on the market.”

One cool thing (or two)

·      One of the original horse stalls has been restored in the dining area and converted into a TV room.

·      The windmill has been renovated to include a study/den on the ground floor and a bedroom on the second level. 


Agent’s callout 

With its conical wood-shingled roof, grain silo, the windmill and cedar-shake exterior, Combemale says “the house has a classical whimsy” and offers “a nostalgic lifestyle that’s kind of slipping away.”

Landey added the home is a “generational opportunity that doesn’t come around very often. It’s a real opportunity for someone to plant roots and have access to an old-world /old-school charm.” 


(Photo credit: Gavin Ziegler)

Location, location, location

The home enjoys a privileged location near Georgica Pond, with close access to Wainscott Pond and the association’s private beach. The hamlet of Wainscott (pop. 650) is .6 miles away, and Sagaponack is 2.7 miles.  Founded in 1730, the Wainscott School was the last public one-room schoolhouse operating in New York until 2008.


(Photo credit: Bruno Schenck)


The home at 4 Georgica Association Road lists for $16,000,000 and the details can be seen here.