A former convent in the Hamptons (Long Island, NY) that was transformed into a private residence by the late shoe designer Vince Camuto is hitting the market at $72 million.
“Villa Maria” in Water Mill, N.Y., is on 15 acres on Mecox Bay, with 1,100 feet of bulkheaded waterfront that can accommodate a boat. It includes a 20,000-square-foot main home with 28 rooms. There are 11 bedrooms with en-suite baths, an additional full bathroom and four powder rooms. A separate gatehouse contains two bedrooms and three baths for staff or guests.
On the ground floor, there is an oak-paneled library with a hand-carved fireplace. A 2,700-square-foot master suite with a sitting room and his and hers baths and dressing rooms comprises the west wing of the second floor. There is a wine cellar, a tennis court and an outdoor heated pool.
A solarium with heated limestone floors connects the carriage house to the main home; the second story of the carriage house contains an artist’s studio with views of Mecox Bay. Additionally, Villa Maria’s 2,400-square-foot, two-story gatehouse is a residence in its own right, with a kitchen, living room, bedrooms and baths. The grounds boast four formal gardens, designed by Hollander, as well as a kitchen or cutting garden.
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