$27,999,999 | Built c.1870 | 6,700 Sq. Ft. | 7 Beds | 6.5+ Baths | 3.5 Acres
Recently redesigned and outfitted for modern life, this spectacular English-style mansion has been reduced to $28 million. Mansion Global reported that the 6,700 square foot residence, built in 1870 for Charles G. Francklyn, heir to the Cunard shipping fortune, dates back to before the village of Southampton was formally incorporated as a village. Known as Redcraft, the home has been impeccably restored and reimagined by its current owner with interior designer Steven Gambrel. This published home includes an entry parlour with fireplace, formal dining room with fireplace, great room with fireplace, and enclosed sun room, which are all perfectly designed for elegant entertaining, indoors and out.
The principal gathering rooms open out through French doors to covered and open patios while the dine-in chef’s kitchen includes marble counters. The master suite with fireplace offers a dressing room, private terrace and master bath that would rival those at the finest European hotels. Numerous guest bedrooms and baths allow for generous hospitality. Redcraft is surrounded by 3.5 acres of spectacular, gated, world-class grounds created by award-winning landscape designer, Perry Guillot, and feature a walled formal garden and a hedgerow fashioned from copper beech trees based on the famed English gardens at Sissinghurst. An allée of age-old horse chestnut trees lead to the secluded 55′ x 20′ heated Gunite pool and glamorous, modern pool house. The property also includes space for a tennis court. Redcraft is on the market for $28 million with Harald Grant of Sotheby’s International Realty.