Lovers of horses and beautiful homes rejoice—this retreat in Baiting Hollow has everything you need. Custom built in the late 1980s by one of the Hamptons’ most renowned architects, Frank Hollenbeck, this contemporary residence is an equestrian’s dream come true.
Roam and saunter out on the property’s range of 10.2 acres, or when the weather’s bad, take the galloping into the amazingly impressive 10,000 square-foot indoor riding arena, which has been home to numerous riding and cutter competitions.
“Baiting Hollow is made up of a lot of beautiful big properties, but this one is very, very unique because it has so much of that equestrian feel,” said listing agent Richard Connelly of First Hampton International Realty.
The one-of-a-kind house spans an interior of 4,300 square feet. The ground level encompasses a generous foyer, homey eat-in-kitchen, formal dining room, spacious and cozy living room with a fireplace, three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Upstairs, enjoy the picturesque view from the loft’s balcony, or the private one in the master ensuite. Afterward, unwind in the master ensuite’s jacuzzi tub. A full, unfinished basement with 10-foot-high ceilings and utilities is ready for whatever vision the next homeowners conjure up.
“I would say it’s a more modern, mid-century ’80s style home,” Connelly said. “Before the current owners bought it, it was 11-and-a-half acres of potato farm with nothing there, and now they’re so proud of their home. The Amish even came in and helped them build the barn.”
He’s referring to the steel Morton barn, where your steeds will feel just as comfortable and at home as you. It’s complete with six 10×12 stalls, all with windows, and there’s room for four more, making sure there’s nothing horse fanatics will be without.
Sitting back and relaxing on the sizable back deck will transcend you to the majesty and grandeur of the West.
“First and foremost this home is perfect for somebody that likes peace of mind, privacy and quiet,” Connelly said. “You look out at the back, you look at the horse property — it feels like a mile before you see anything. You really do feel like maybe you’re in upstate New York or the Adirondacks or something because neighbors are quite a ways away.”
The property is also an allure for car collectors, Connelly said, because of its expansive attached four-car garage.
“This home would be great for someone that’s a car collector because there’s just so much covered, and there’s so much storage for vehicles,” he said. “There’s also an additional five acres that another home could be built on. So it might be a family compound.”
The home is listed at $6,900,000.