This ultimate luxury American gem dubbed “Wooldon Manor” is nestled on 5.25 acres on high profiled Gin Lane in Southampton, New York, but its current owner, ladies’ shoe tycoon Vince Camuto, who put a staggering price tag of $48M on it.
Designed in the early 1930s as a pool house to a huge English Tudor style estate which had been built in 1900, the 12,800-square-foot “Wooldon Manor” luxury residence was built and owned by one of the daughters of Frank Winfield Woolworth, the founder of the popular discount store Woolworth and was later purchased by Edmund Lynch, co-founder of world-famous financial management and advisory companies Merrill Lynch. The massive oceanfront main house was torn down in 1941, several outbuildings on the property being converted to private residential ones.
Nowadays Wooldon Manor serves as the main house with its own pool house and comprises 10 bedrooms and 10.5 baths, interior details including 5 fireplaces, vaulted ceilings with carved wood features, limestone flooring and custom made bronze and glass doors. Outside of formal living and dining rooms the home boasts a richly paneled library, a massive center island kitchen with eat-in area and a home theater.
Many of the rooms have direct access to the sprawling outdoor entertainment area featuring broad flat croquet and darts lawns, a large swimming pool and cabana, a tennis court, formal gardens, two columned open air pavilions flanking a greenhouse folly and a loggia with ocean view which leads to a screen enclosure.