Situated on 8.323 acres of land, 400 feet of which are waterfront and includes a separate, single, buildable 2.775 acres, the estate is vast. It is perfectly perched on Lake Agawam. On the expansive grounds, you will find a guest house — complete with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, office and sitting room — a pool house with a lounge/sitting room and bathroom, a waterfront swimming pool with a terrace and alfresco “living room,” which offers incredible views of the lake, a carriage house with a large two-car garage and sunken tennis court.
The entry foyer has spectacular views of the water and nearly all principle rooms also offer lake views. The two-story home features an ideal floor plan for the Hamptons lifestyle whether you are using this home for summer or year round entertaining. The sumptuous waterfront master bedroom entices comfortable relaxation. Its master bathroom offers a large shower, a soaking tub and his-and-hers vanities. The second floor master also has a private balcony with picturesque views of the lake, lawn and gardens, five luxurious bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and an ideal media room/library. The house also has a staff wing with two bedrooms and a bathroom that is separate for privacy and discretion.. Thanks to an extensive 2014 renovation by the award-winning architectural/design firm of Ingrao Inc. together with high-end construction firm of Bulgin & Co., the home is in near-perfect condition.
Normandy House has an interesting history. Built in 1925, the estate, originally named Chateau O’Brien, was built by Kenneth O’Brien c. 1925. O’Brien was a partner with O’Brien, Boardman, Conboy, Memhard & Early and was a New York judge. The house was designed by Polhemus & Coffin, who published Small French Buildings: The Architecture of Town and Country (1921). Their affinity for French country homes is illustrated by key facets the design of Normandy House.