Posted September 4, 2018 in Estate by Morgan Crowe

Beautifully situated on Horsemill Lane in Water Mill on Mecox Bay is a striking 12,000-square-foot, five-bedroom home, known as Listowel, nestled on 6.9 acres of land. With not a neighbor in sight, this home on Horsemill Lane is a veritable sanctuary.

Designed by architect Katherine McCoy in 2008, this considerable shingle-style home has it all. From the gardens, designed by landscape architect Quincy Hammond, to a pool and a dock, the estate is as enchanting as the home itself.

Home in the Hamptons

The property is surrounded on three sides by 125 acres of rambling countryside and farmland. To the west, a small freshwater pond is settled before the bay. Views of greenery and glistening blue waters abound. When you arrive at Listowel, you are greeted by a gated entrance and remarkable scenery. The sprawling lawns are dotted with elegant trees and geometric gardens with thought-provoking patterns and an array of white roses. In the center of it all, the home stands proud with its cedar façade and stone chimneys.

The home itself is incredible. With 12,000 square feet of entertaining and living space, it is both a designer’s dream and a comfortable place for daily life. This two-story estate offers five bedrooms. The master suite comprises the southeast wing of the home. It has vaulted ceilings, a sitting area, fireplace and glass-paneled doors to the southwest terrace, which offers views of Mecox Bay. The master bath, en-suite, is wall-to-wall marble with heated floors and incredible views of the emerald farmlands that abound outside the residence.

The second floor is home to three additional en-suite bedrooms. They, too, boast vaulted ceilings, as well as marble baths and bespoke closets. The Tower Study is also found on this floor. It is a romantic space with a wood-burning fireplace. Not to be outdone, the home’s two-story first-floor entry features a grand staircase and a fireplace. On this floor, guests will find a 3,000-volume library, where “proper English” style beautifully melds with contemporary aesthetics. The adjoining family room offers beauty in its details.

Various cozy “conversation” areas are found within this room, which has a fireplace and three sets of French doors that open to a covered porch, ideal for bringing the outside in. Also on the first floor are the smoking room with a stunning bay window, formal dining room with hand-painted chinois wallpaper, French doors to the alfresco living areas, and fireplace; butler’s pantry and chef’s kitchen. Entertaining is a dream at Listowel. The kitchen is sophisticated, encased in marble. Stainless steel islands with seating welcome guests to watch the magic without compromising the chef’s space. Neighboring the kitchen, out four sets of French doors is a trellis-covered alfresco living room with a stone fireplace, enabling use even in chillier months.

Dining Room

In addition to the estate’s main home, a guest cottage is equally impressive. It is attached to the main house yet remains exceptionally private. Accessed through a hallway off the kitchen, it features a chic living area with a fireplace, a painting studio, a second-floor en-suite bedroom and access to the outdoor areas. The home’s custom 20 x 70 pool offers the best in minimalist chic. Secluded and private, this outdoor oasis is well executed. The impeccably manicured gardens and accents of Listowel’s estate convey the ideal balance of function and form, contemporary and classic, ensuring this property will never go out of style.

For further inquiries pertaining to this noteworthy Water Mill estate, any of the stately residences offered by Tim Davis, or to schedule a private tour of Listowel, please contact Tim Davis of the Corcoran Realty Group at 631-702-9211, 516-356-5726 (mobile) or email via


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