143 Herrick Rd, Southampton, NY
For sale: $4.3 million
The upscale village of Southampton is an oceanfront enclave of shake-sided beach mansions and 1920s stucco homes. So this brick historic home would stand out, even if it didn't have a turret.
Locally known as "the castle," this 1911 home is on the National Register of Historic Places. Its owner, William Sofield, is a world-class designer who bought the home for $830,000 in 1999 and updated it carefully. He updated all the systems but decorated the interior in the arts-and-crafts style of the home's era. There is no stainless steel or white marble in the kitchen — he instead used white, retro appliances.
The home is on the small side for the area — less than 3,000 square feet — and is covered in ivy so that it just peeks out of surrounding greenery. There are two bedroom suites on the main level. In the turret, the master bedroom has a free-standing soaking tub.
The gazebo pool house is perhaps the home's most distinctive feature, with carved windows and doors. The 0.43-acre property is landscaped with gardens, brick walkways and with a heated gunite pool.
Harald Grant of Sotheby's International Realty holds the listing.