RARE AND EXCEPTIONAL
Possess a prized, historical, and renowned architectural compound that masterfully blends old and new to create a legacy estate like no other in the famed Hamptons.
8 Studio Lane & 9 Tuckahoe Lane
Southampton, New York
It all began about thirteen decades ago when prominent NYC society members decided to fund a campus of studios and dormitories for the students of the Shinnecock Hills Summer School of Art, known as Art Village. The school, known for being the most popular Plein Air painting school in America, was directed by the notable Impressionist William Merritt Chase and attracted great talents from across the country. Despite its success, the school was dismantled eleven years later. Some buildings were relocated, and others were renovated into private residents by some of the students and benefactors like the Hoyt and Parrish families. Today, one property is available in this famed locale with an impressive lineage that will wow the most discerning individuals. “This is the rarest of Southampton properties, with three separate gated entrances, lush gardens, and rolling terrain,” explains preeminent broker Tim Davis of Corcoran Group. “Spanning one full block, this compound presents the opportunity to own the largest property in the fabled Art Village.”
While the property dates back to 1891, it has been meticulously restored to showcase its old-world attributes and provide all the comforts of modern-day living at its finest. The 2.88-acre compound is home to six separate structures: the main house, the Laffalot, Tuck, and Garden cottages, a ballroom, and a garage, each consciously positioned across the breathtaking landscape terrain complete with three historic gardens.
“While undoubtedly a unique property in its artistic lair and commemorated heritage, this compound opportunity presents multiple scenarios for a purchaser,” informs Davis. In its current state, it is tailored to match the needs of a generational compound with several separate dwellings and communal spaces yet plenty of intimate, private rooms to fit all one could desire in terms of entertaining and living. Importantly, there is an existing building envelope for both a pool and tennis court, as well as a legal subdivision option.”
THE MAIN HOUSE
8 BED / 6 BATH / 6,262 SQ. FT.
Restored artfully since inception, the main house closely resembles William Merritt Chases’s nearby home with its gambrel roof, gabled dormers, inset porches, bay windows, and classic old-world materials clad in cedar and cypress singles. Upon entry into the sun-drenched foyer, the three-story residence presents eight bedrooms, six bathrooms, a front and back stair, two sunrooms, two patios, a gourmet chef’s kitchen, and a fully windowed and finished lower level. In addition, sheltered by a grove of towering birch trees, a 900-plus square foot brick terrace offers ideal alfresco dining and large-scale entertaining.
2 BED / 2 BATH / 1,743 SQ. FT.
Laffalot Cottage is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom, two-story dwelling built in 1891 by famed architect Katherine Budd, one of America’s first female architects. Having undergone a major restoration from 2017 to 2020, this cottage will take your breath away with its original features of exposed beams, brick fireplace, fir floors, cypress shingles, and sun-filled rooms.
1 BED / 1 BATH / 570 SQ. FT.
Tuck Cottage is a one-bedroom, one-bathroom cottage that sits behind privet hedges and with its own gated driveway. Separated from the other historic dwellings, with a recent restoration, this cottage is ideal for a private guest or caretaker.
1 BED / 1 BATH / 258 SQ. FT.
The Garden Cottage is a quaint structure that sits adjacent to the main house and terrace and boasts its own kitchen, bed, and bathroom, but can be used flexibly as an art studio or pool house.
1.5 BED / CO’D for 1 BEDROOM
1,797 SQ. FT.
Originally built in 1901 by Grosvenor Atterbury, the ballroom is adorned with its original features. The ballroom is a distinctive and grand space that can be creatively employed to have a vast number of uses aside from a residence, such as a dance/yoga studio, art studio, spa with interior pool, or game room, with soaring ceilings, an impressive stair, exceptionally large windows, an original brick fireplace, and two bathrooms.
An unpretentious residence with historical elegance, this compound offers the ultimate setting and location. It provides a sanctuary of grandeur, quiet, and peace minutes from the seductive Southampton beaches. Private but not isolated, the compound is minutes from fine dining, shopping, and nightlife. It’s a storied property with a distinguished history, and long may its legacy continue.
8 Studio Lane & 9 Tuckahoe Lane, Southampton, New York, is available for $7,995,000.
For more information and a private showing, please contact:
Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Thomas P. Davis
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson