The Real Deal New York

A Hamptons home hosts a Bentley brunch

$25M villa shows itself off to A-list crowd
By Guelda Voien | August 01, 2013 07:00AM
The Brunch with Bentley last month at 674 Scuttle Hole Road in Water Mill

The Brunch with Bentley last month at 674 Scuttle Hole Road in Water Mill

What better way to market a $25 million villa in the Hamptons than to tie it to arguably the world’s most luxurious motor car and most definitely the world’s most expensive cognac?

There most certainly is none — if you asked the more than 300 guests who attended last month’s Brunch with Bentley, in the expansive backyard of 674 Scuttle Hole Road in Water Mill. The 18,000-square-foot mansion — built five years ago by Jeffrey Colle, a well-respected South Fork designer/developer — sits on 42 acres, with a tree farm on one side and a nature preserve on another.

The A-listers strolled the grounds of what has become known as Beechnut Hill Farm Estate, sipping cognac provided by French liquor purveyor Cognac Croizet, which proudly displayed a $157,000 bottle of its Cuvee Leonie (1858). A few tried out the artificial putting green, others took a dip in the pool and a steady stream took turns sitting behind the wheel, but not driving, Bentley’s latest model, the Flying Spur.

The seven-bedroom, seven-bath home turned heads, too, with hand-planed reclaimed black walnut floors and hand-carved mahogany railings, bidets and radiant heated Japanese marble tubs, iPad- controlled lighting and humidity — and, with all that land for horseback riding, a six-stall stable.

“It’s perfect for an equestrian,” said broker Matthew Breitenbach, who is marketing the house with his mother, Susan.

The $24.99 million listing price is down from about $40 million, mostly because of the property’s vastness and lack of an oceanfront view, Breitenbach explained.

Still, as one guest pointed out: “All you need is one [buyer].”

Another guest, Michelle Stoddard of Resorts World in Queens, was impressed with the Flying Spur — so much so that the public relations rep plans to buy a few of the $200,000-plus sedans for the casino’s high rollers to take for a spin.

The Bentley impressed a good number of others, even one person who arrived in a Lamborghini — the home, though, not so much.

“I see it going for $10 [million], maybe $15 million,” said another attendee.

  • Sam Bousac

    I cant believe Moni Shababo is selling his house!