The Iconic Redcraft Estate exemplifies the subtle elegance and grandeur of one of Southampton's most classic homes. It was conceived and built at the turn of the 20th Century by industry titan and fou
The Iconic Redcraft Estate exemplifies the subtle elegance and grandeur of one of Southampton's most classic homes. It was conceived and built at the turn of the 20th Century by industry titan and founder of Con Ed and heir to the Cunard fortune, Charles Francklyn. Originally known as Red Croft, this well-published property is located on the coveted and serene Ox Pasture Road in the Southampton Village Estate Section. Redcraft has been restored and finessed to 21st century standards of luxury by the creative vision of the renowned interior designer, Steven Gambrel. The circular drive leads to the main entry and the grand double doors open to a light filled foyer and fireplaced reception hall that that is both welcoming and classic.The center hall leads to all: the oversized dining room with fireplace, a fabulous screened in porch overlooking the magnificent formal gardens and an immense, high-ceilinged family room. The glamorous wet bar and light filled chef's kitchen both with top of the line fixtures and appliances suitable for the most discerning chef. All the first floor rooms offer French doors that open to the covered porch and terraces that run the length of this sublime home. The most remarkable park-like landscaping designed by award winning landscape architect Perry Guillot includes large and mature horse chestnut trees, copper beech trees and hollies. Follow the allee of large trees to the secluded oversized pool and pool house that has a modern yet classic character all its own. Tempting to linger until sunset, one can experience the fabulous landscape illumination that highlights the beautiful 3.5 acres including the approximately one acre formal garden designed with outdoor "rooms" to emulate the famed Sissinghurst English Gardens that is situated between original brick walls. The upstairs continues to impress with an elegant primary suite with formal dressing room, an impeccably well- appointed primary bath with fireplace and a private sunset facing terrace which overlooks the formal garden. The multiple guest rooms and baths are all spacious and welcoming.