While I continue to work on some projects behind the scenes (there’s a major blog redesign in the works!), take a look at this listing for Mecox Farm that gives new meaning to the term spec house. It was designed by James Michael Howard, who filled the new Water Mill home with European antiques and “about $1.5 million in custom rugs” (so take your shoes off at the door, please).
The house was designed for high-end buyers who prefer to purchase fully furnished properties.
Two-story living rooms are always a challenge to decorate, so I found the wall treatment he gave this one interesting:
This is a big, “you could lose your family members in it” place with 12,000 square feet, 7 bedrooms, and 8.5 baths.
Love this upstairs landing with the slightly domed ceiling, round skylight, and windowseat:
The back stairs:
That’s a major range they’ve got.
I like all the variations of rich blues he used throughout the house, but especially in the dining and living rooms.
It sits on 3 acres overlooking Mecox Bay, with an infinity-edge gunite pool and spa, as well as “orchards, meadows and estate plantings.”