Designed by internationally acclaimed Chinese American artist, Jian Guo Xu, this magnificent 10,000 square foot home exudes tranquility and light, and is envisioned by the artist as a Chinese landscaped painting. Commissioned by the owner to oversee the construction of this architectural gem inside and out, Xu spent years creating this living landscape which represents his concepts of curving lines, flowing water and the movement of air -- combining to offer a positive flow of energy. Entering this home one immediately feels the impact of curved lines, massive vaulted ceilings, floor to ceiling windows -- a sanctuary where no detail was overlooked to soothe the spirit.
Transforming the grounds of native Oak and Mountain Laurel into an exotic home to tropical plants as well as rare specimen trees, the artist's vision has created a hidden retreat where one's personal wellbeing is uplifted after a stroll through this truly one-of-a-kind property. Utilizing imported stone, tile and art from China, as well as native craftsmen, this address is its own destination -- nothing else like it exists in the Hamptons.
A virtual arboretum, the gardens represent Xu's vision of good health and tranquility -- and are filled with thousands of varieties of plantings cultivated over a decade. From cherry blossoms to several varieties of bamboo and weeping plants with pendulous branches, the landscaped gardens throughout the grounds are meant to inspire contemplative pleasure. Complimenting the gardens are paths painstaking decorated with imported tiles, arching bridges with decorative handrails, a Koi Pond, pool, Teahouse and Ching Eating Pavilion, as well as a Music Pavilion in the Ming Style of the Temple of Heavenly Peace in Beijing. It is the ultimate in Feng Shui for the senses!
Throughout this awe inspiring home, the best materials were used to make magnificent curved windows, high vaulted ceilings, impeccable private suites and inviting open spaces. In its separate wing, the Master bedroom with his and her en suite baths and floor to ceiling windows are in a private haven overlooking the magnificent landscaped grounds. The entry into the kitchen and dining area is graced by a spectacular lattice work moon door, and opens into a sun flooded seating area. Bay windows open onto incredible vistas of soft hills, arched pathways and flowing water. The finished garden level contains a wine cellar, entertainment rooms, additional dens, and opens up onto the pool area and Tea House with bath and shower. Seven bedrooms, seven full bathrooms and five half baths as well give this home plenty of room to relax and dine with guests.
This destination home is situated on just under five acres of landscaped gardens, with plantings nourished over several years. Every item has been meticulous chosen and placed painstakingly throughout this truly amazing property. Additionally there are numerous outdoor sculptures, and meditation gardens which enhance the depth of feeling one experiences when walking through this stunning work of art.
Private tours of this home can be scheduled starting May 13. This is a co-exclusive with NYC Value Realty, Rebecca Tzen, who is a fluent Mandarin Chinese speaker.
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