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(Photo courtesy of Douglas Elliman)

Bordered by lush trees and a preserve, but in close proximity to the hamlet of Water Mill, this home offers seclusion hidden in plain sight. 

The nuts and bolts

8 bedrooms

7.5 baths

9,500 square feet

1.43 acres

House proud

Built 2008, this home has been fully updated by its current owners, who bought it a few years ago and conducted the renovations in three phases over two years. 

“They took their time to get it right,” says Alexis Meadows, the Douglas Elliman agent listing the property. The resulting space—inside and out—she notes, is “open, airy and has a luxury estate feel to it.”

What’s the plan?

The entry foyer sets a sophisticated tone for this home with custom-created 10-foot glass and steel doors, floor-to-ceiling millwork and inlaid border floors—warm wood themes used throughout the house. Left of the foyer is the formal dining room and to the right a lounge area with a bar. The foyer leads through to the kitchen and a large open format casual dining area and family room, divided by a double fireplace. A hallway off the kitchen leads to a powder room, butler’s pantry and a first-floor 392-square-foot primary ensuite bedroom with a spa-inspired bathroom and access to the back yard. 

Upstairs, the primary suite features a fireplace, private balcony and sitting area, a vaulted ceiling and generous light through floor-to-ceiling windows. Four additional bedrooms, two of them ensuite, feature custom closets and designer fixtures. One bedroom is adjacent to a bonus room that can be used as a home office. The finished lower level features a recreational game room, fully equipped glass-partitioned gym, movie theater and wine storage room with adjacent tasting bar. Here, there are two bedrooms, one of which is ensuite, with custom closets and an additional bathroom. 

What’s cooking?

The 813-square-foot kitchen is outfitted with a Thermador fridge and freezer, double Bosch dishwashers, a Forno professional-grade range and double oven and Viking wine fridges. The custom-made range hood is made of white oak that echoes the design of the ceiling above the center island. The Shaker-style cabinetry features brass hardware and is topped with quartz counters, which complement the backsplash of the same material. The countertops continue into the adjacent butler’s pantry with a combination of wood-toned open shelving and glass-paned upper cabinets. The pantry is completed with a sink, dishwasher and wine fridge.

(Photo courtesy of Douglas Elliman)

What else?

The yard has been carefully landscaped, with particular attention to privacy and creating a refuge within the green borders of hedges and tall mature trees. “You’re really in walls of greenery and you feel like you’re in your own kingdom,” Meadows said. The yard borders on private reserve, offering even more green space and solitude, has been permitted for a tennis court, should a new owner wish to build one.

Amenities and more

  • Heated gunite 20 x 40 pool with a cascading hot tub 
  • Equipped gym
  • Built-in outdoor kitchen and bar under the pergola
  • Cabana lounge

One cool thing (or two) 

Water Mill is so named for watermill—said to be the first in New York—built there in 1644. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. Today, the hamlet claims to be the only settlement on the South Fork with both a functioning watermill and windmill.


Agent’s callout 

The house, says Meadows, is “beautiful, but the land, next to the reserve and with an expansive feeling, is even more so. When you’re at the home, you feel like that reserve is part of your place.” 

(Photo courtesy of Douglas Elliman)

Location, location, location

“Water Mill offers estate living that blends the luxurious lifestyle of the Hamptons within a unique hamlet filled with historic charm and a quiet ambiance,” Meadows says. This home is fewer than three miles to the town center, where facilities such as Water Mill Community Club and Burnett Field House are found. Also nearby are cultural organizations: the Clay Art Guild of the Hamptons, the Parrish Art Museum, which will host its annual gala July 12 – 13, and the historic Water Mill Museum.


The home at 16 Jordan Drive in Water Mill lists for $7,495,000  and the details can be seen here.