Jule Pond – Hamptons Oceanfront Estate Listed for $175 Million

Jule Pond

The Hamptons is widely recognized as the world’s preeminent luxury real estate market, and its single most valued property is now available for purchase in the Town of Southampton.

The 42+ acre oceanfront estate offers the largest ocean frontage in the Hamptons spanning nearly a quarter mile (1,286 linear feet). To further compliment its rarity is setting and scale, the property is bordered by three ponds leading to unobstructed views of Mecox Bay and the open ocean. Additionally, the property abuts extensive protected and preserved land to the southeast, essentially adding another quarter mile (1,350 linear feet) of ocean frontage and unobstructed water views.

Unequivocally the most dynamic estate in the Hamptons, Jule Pond offers the stateliness of a secluded countryside retreat, with the connectivity to the famous Hamptons ocean.

Commissioned and owned by the Ford family, Jule Pond is located in the Town of Southampton. Once the main estate of a 235-acre property aptly named “Fordune”; which is now the exclusive private enclave of the same name.

As noted in a previous write-up “Ford is building one of the greatest showplaces of the times. He has had to lay over a mile of black top through the fields of rye to reach the land which blankets one-hundred acres on the east end of town. The white brick house with its white columns and its steep gray slate roofs stands before a driveway 100 feet square. Above the portico are four large baskets of cement fruit. Whole paneled rooms, fireplaces, and parquet floors have been imported from European chateaux in the grand fin-de-siecle manner perfected by the Vanderbilts. There is a four-Ford garage facing the servants’ quarters, a wing that stretches 110 feet long. The back of the house looks out to a channel pond where wild white swans visit.

Completely renovated in 2008, Jule Pond is approached by a substantial tree-lined driveway which sits behind a gated entrance. The principal home has a floor plan which encompasses 20,000 +/- square feet of living space, including twelve bedrooms and twelve bathrooms. The stylish stucco home has a modest entrance, which was purposefully designed to dramatically expand as you enter the home; stepping into a palatial building with a grand entrance equipped with a sweeping staircase and direct open views of the southern portion of the grounds. The floor plan is balanced across three principal wings: one housing a large 20’ x 28’ chef’s kitchen, another hosting a distinguished library, the third bearing several staff/guest rooms with a separate entrance.

Jule Pond maintained many of its original features, including molded ceilings with traditional chandeliers, Italian marble fireplaces, French parquet floors, and antique bathroom fixtures. The interior of the home bears the grace of traditional elegance, with soaring ceilings and huge windows throughout. The main living spaces include a 48-foot-long living room, a family room, a game room, recreation rooms, and two opulent master suites. The grandeur of its provenance is evident throughout, including an octagonal reception room which was imported from France. Aside from the main house, the property also includes a separate carriage house which has three bedrooms and one-and-one-half bathrooms, and a detached six-car garage.

The large outdoor pool area is perfectly sited with a gentle hedged-border and features multiple dining and entertaining areas, complete with a 60’ gunite swimming pool, separate spa, full outdoor kitchen, and shower. The outdoor recreational areas include a tennis court and a basketball court. The property bears verdant landscaping including mature trees and sprawling lawns, with multiple lush gardens such as the kitchen garden and meditation garden which features a Koi pond with waterfall feature. The estate still has the original greenhouse where the Ford’s used to grow their own fruit and vegetables, and has multiple paths which wind down through the gardens, leading to a quarter-mile of private beach and the rolling Atlantic Ocean.

This estate is surrounded by the most valuable oceanfront properties in the area. Jule Pond’s unique splendor and the property’s ability for a multiple lot subdivision epitomizes a holistic investment offering endless scope for the cultivated buyer.

Jule Pond offers the best fundamental attributes out of all the world’s most regarded properties; a timeless trophy of the highest caliber.

Address: 46 Masefield Close, Sagaponack, NY 11962
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