Narrow Lane Farm

Narrow Lane Farm

This Sagaponack, NY estate has a lot packed onto its almost 3 acres of land. Part new, part restored, it offers equestrian facilities as well, which as you know, makes it attractive to me for all the right reasons….horses. In this case, especially so because it seems that the developer, Mike Gaynor fell in love with horses later in life, which led to him and his wife Kerry purchasing horses, 3 Clydesdales to be exact (Mike is 6ft 4 in). Across the street from where they house their horses, they set out to preserve, restore and build on one of the last potato farms in the area in an effort to keep farms available for horses. When the farm sells, 1% of the sale proceeds will go to EQUUS Foundation, which provides grants to equine related charities. The results were achieved by architect Val Florio and McGrath Builders. The farm compound  contains 10 buildings that include the newly built farmhouse that has 4 bedrooms, see below at 7,304 sq ft and the fully renovated 2 bedroom farmhouse built in the 1920’s. It contains 2,611 sq ft. The remaining buildings include a two car garage with an apartment and a terrace level apartment. They also restored 5 barns that overlook a riding ring, small apple and pear orchard, a lavender field and vines for wine. Landscaping by Julian Kohl. Total square footage 12,121, with 7 en suite bedrooms. There is also a 300 ft climate controlled tunnel with a wine cave that connects the main house, the farm house and the terrace apartment. Now that is pretty cool! Narrow Lane Farm is being sold completely furnished. So here we go……

Modern Farmhouse, newly built. The property has century old black oak trees.


Nice view of some of the restored outbuildings. I love the solid packed pea gravel drive. Clean and classic.



Thoe original farmhouse with 2 bedrooms.





the floors throughout are 5 inch wide bleached hard oak floors.


There could be some flexibility in this kitchen area, as it seems not to have a separate eating area, instead, seating is at the island. You could either use the above dining area which is thru the far door in the kitchen, eat at the island or use the sitting area.


The kitchen is large, and bright. As a cook, the only concern I have is that the work triangle is not easily seen. The farm sink is on the far opposite side of the stove, with the island in the middle. That does not make for easy and quick cleanup. There is a small utility sink in the island. It may not be visible, but a pot filler in this case would be handy.


 


 


I could swing for hours on the porch when I wasn’t out riding in the beautiful riding ring. I believe that is looking across the street towards Wolffer Estate Stables.



 



I really like the beauty of this staircase, simple, beautifully classic.


Restored original farmhouse living room.



Kitchen in the original farmhouse.


The following photos are of various rooms throughout the compound. This would be a fun project for me to finish designing by adding art, some color and texture, infusing it with a nod to an equestrian style, but adding a few antiques and some color. Let your imagination have fun as you view these photos below.









Space above the barn.



The cool tunnel that connects some of the buildings.




Three stall horse barn.











This is quite the place.

 

sources:   EQUUS Foundation       Sothebys           Dana Trotter Properties


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Comments

  1. Such a fun tour!! Lavender fields, vineyard, claw foot tub, horses, ample square footage and acreage, …. and so much more! …
    simple elegance.
    I just imagine a huge family Pot Luck or BBQ and home churned ice cream using the original kitchen. Fiddles, banjos, guitars and a bonfire 🔥
    A late night swim and home crafted wine.

    Love your blogs, Charisse.

    Victoria

    • I thought this home offered so many options for a family….horses, gardens, tennis, ocean, and on just a few acres. Plus I liked that it wasn’t crazy big and ugly!

  2. Shannon Champa :

    That is my kind of house all the way!! Love the white rooms & pottery barn style light fixtures!

    • Hi Shannon, glad you liked the house. I wished I had been able to find out if a designer was involved in furnishing it because they did a nice job.

  3. susan weiss :

    Beautiful place and would love to own. Oh to be 25 again and have lots of $$$$. Only thing the place is lacking is dog kennels and Charisse to decorate it with warm accessories!!

    • Hi Susan, Yes, the warm accessories would begin with a couple of dogs! I thought the same thing, youth and $$$, especially in the Hamptons. Crazy how much people will spend on land and homes there.

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