Nestled in the coveted estate section of Quogue, Southampton, New York, and perfectly perched on Shinnecock Road is the historical home dubbed Belle Mead. One of the last great works of the renowned architect Stanford White, the 31-room mansion located at 23 Shinnecock Road is certainly a sight to be seen.
The home was originally commissioned in 1906 by the Greeff family, which was renowned in the textile and fabric industries of the 18th and 19th centuries. The current owner bought the house in 2010 and set about restoring and renovating her to her former classic beauty.
This three-year project was more or less a revival of the home’s original opulence and grandeur while keeping in time with modern functionality and today’s lifestyle needs. No expense was spared during the revitalization, which comprised the home itself, as well as the 3.4 acres it sits on, the incredible landscaping paying homage to the original charm of the property.
Ideally located close to Quogue’s quaint main street and within easy proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, Belle Mead is situated quite perfectly. New York City also is conveniently close as is the Westhampton Beach Airport — only 10 minutes away. This airport is able to accommodate a jet of any size. A number of tennis and golf clubs also are close by, ensuring there is plenty for the owner and family to do off the property.
Back at Belle Mead, the three-story mansion also has a variety of amenities that will make you want to stay home. At 14,000 square feet, there’s plenty of space to roam. The home offers 10 bedrooms, each boasting its own unique design aesthetic, and eight-and-a-half baths. Six fireplaces can be found throughout. Belle Mead has a full basement and three garages. The formal sitting room, known as the Fountain Room, is striking and the library is an ideal place to enjoy a good book. A comfortable nautical-style cinema room makes family movie nights a breeze. A screened-in Rotunda overlooks the perfectly landscaped gardens.
The large country-style kitchen offers a bold look as white cabinets are juxtaposed with dark wood floors and lime-green walls. Each of the 31 rooms is distinctive and comfortable with contemporary fixtures. Also on the property, an alfresco dining table situated in front of a brick fireplace is the perfect place for casual dining. The home’s Gunite pool is heated, allowing for use even in chillier temperatures. Belle Mead is a featured property in Martha Stewart’s iconic Weddings book. Between the historical esteem, the cultural references and the refined renovation, this home beautifully straddles the line between classic and modern.
For further inquiries pertaining to this noteworthy Belle Mead estate, any of the stately residences offered by Tim Davis, or to schedule a private tour of Belle Mead, please contact Tim Davis of the Corcoran Realty Group at 631 702 9211, 516 356 5736 (mobile) or email via [email protected]