The Hampton Designer Showhouse, by Traditional Home Magazine, showcases 30 of the nation’s top designers and is always a great source for design ideas. Visitors contribute $40, which combined with other funding sources, raises nearly $200,000 for Southampton Hospital throughout the month of August.
This year’s home at 2148 Scuttle Hole Road in Bridgehampton is generously being donated by Barsalin Building & Design, and is listed for sale by Frank and Dawn Bodenchak from Sotheby’s International Realty. This is actually the fifth showhouse in which the Bodenchaks have been involved, and they are excited to represent yet another special property.
The new estate is in a beautiful location, one quarter of a mile past Channing Daughters Winery, nestled between a 16-acre horse farm and barn on one side and a 17-acre property on the other. While in a bucolic setting, it is only a couple of miles to downtown Sag Harbor, with its restaurants and marinas, or Bridgehampton Village in the other direction.
With the 2018 Hampton Designer Showhouse, Barsalin Building & Design has created a gorgeous 8,200-square-foot new construction for $4.795MM that couldn’t be replicated for under $5MM. The home features a tremendous number of amenities and designer features that put the house in a league of its own. It may well be the best new house value in Bridgehampton or Sag Harbor.
From the moment you enter, the volume of this house creates a scale that is unique. A two-story foyer with glass walls on three sides leads to an even grander two-story great room. A towering 22-foot wall of glass is a captivating feature, bringing backyard views into every common living area and hallway.
High design, open flow, and indoor-outdoor living are three recurring themes throughout. For example, the builder-designer team put together one of the most special kitchens we’ve seen in 2018, combining bleached gray rift oak, metal, and slab marble accents in a way that is designed to stop traffic. Yet the other aspect that makes this kitchen such a smart design is how it flows seamlessly into so many adjacent user areas: the two-story great room, all-glass breakfast room, butler’s pantry, and outdoor covered porch. Similarly, a corner living room, with windows on three sides, brings the outdoors inside, while connecting to the two-story great room and foyer for open living.
The bedroom spaces were also well-thought-out. Uniquely, the home features two master suites, one on each floor, giving the house versatility. Both masters feature the most gorgeous designer baths, with specialty tiles and electronically controlled plumbing that will impress any spa enthusiast. Both masters also feature custom-designed closets and private terraces. There are five additional, graciously sized bedrooms.
Finally, a well-designed lower level features a custom theater, private gym, open living room, and game room. Rather than being an afterthought, the lower level is an integrated part of the house, as well designed and finished as the upstairs levels.
Outside, the property offers two acres of lush grounds, a gunite pool, overflowing hot tub, ample bluestone terraces (covered and uncovered), and north-south tennis.
For sales showings, call or email Frank and Dawn Bodenchak for a private appointment. This is a unique opportunity that may not present itself again.
Frank and Dawn Bodenchak
Sotheby’s International Realty