Property of the week: a converted farmhouse in Water Mill, New York

Barn life in the Hamptons

This converted farmhouse is a throwback to the agricultural architecture of Water Mill – a hamlet in the Hamptons that was home to the first ever watermill in New York.

Built in the mid 19th century, the farmhouse is now part of a 1.2-acre plot of land that comes with a barn and three-car garage.

Interior designer Nannette Brown was tasked with kitting out the three-bedroom property, including a master bedroom featuring a wall covered with portraits of British royalty.

Meanwhile, the wooden barn – which retains its original details such as stone flooring – can serve as a guest house or entertainment space that spills out onto the garden and swimming pool. Vaulted ceilings give the rooms added depth.

Converted farmhouse in Water Mill

The Water Mill farmhouse went on sale for $2.795 million last year but the price has now dropped to $2.595 million, available via Corcoran.

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