Allured by Mecox
October 17, 2016
Tucked away, south of the highway in Water Mill, is the tranquil enclave of West Mecox…one of the first, if not the first, sub-divisions built in 1928, when the area was still considered part of Bridgehampton.
For this story, I reached out to a number of long-time West Mecox residents to gather their impressions of the neighborhood. I did this because I visit the neighborhood frequently, and each time it feels especially unique, especially charming, unlike any other neighborhood or community on the East End. And, as it turns out, I’m not alone.
Diverse. Private. Neighborly. Protected. Tranquil. Personal. Gentle. Community. Children. The Dock. These were the common themes. And, it was home: They love it. Adore it. They’re connected and might not ever leave.
Then of course, there’s the water that surrounds their homes. It comes from Mecox Bay, Calf Creek and the Atlantic Ocean – nature’s trifecta, which casts a soft, brilliant white light over the mix of stately, manicured residences from sunrise to sunset. There are only four roads – or shady lanes as one called them – in this sweetest of neighborhoods, where, since 1928, time appears to have stood still: where kids learn to ride bikes and the grown-ups might be found gathered at the dock for cocktails, getting the evening off to a happy start.
On one of these four roads, at 37 Westminster Road, is This Week’s Best Beach House. Set on a beautifully landscaped acre, which includes 220 feet of bulkheaded waterfront on Calf Creek, the house is as pristine on the outside as it is on the inside. It sits with a stately countenance behind the hedges – with elegance, a genteel persona and manicured to perfection. From the two covered porches out back, there are only a few steps to the heated gunite pool, a charming pool house – an artists studio, perhaps – and a private dock..all with an intimate orientation to Calf Creek. To the right, off in the horizon, is Mecox Bay.
The 7,000 square foot home has 7 bedrooms and 8.5 baths. I found a sense of grandness throughout the house, with large rooms and generous natural light flowing-in, yet there’s no sense of being overwhelmed by the home’s scale. It’s grand and gracious, yet very livable. You’ll enter into a grand foyer with vaulted ceiling. Straight ahead, through the living room, are French doors with views to the pool and Calf Creek. On the main floor, there’s also a magnificent chef’s kitchen, media room, two separate dining areas, a guest master and one additional guest bedroom.
The second level includes the master suite with a separate sitting area and Mahogany balcony overlooking Calf Creek plus four additional bedrooms and a second Mahogany deck off the hallway.
This is a beach house best defined by it’s elegance, waterfront setting and the neighborhood itself…West Mecox. Living here is simple and relaxed. The experience of this house speaks to the richness of life itself.
Please contact Marc Heskell at Saunders for more information. Offered at $14,995,000