One of a kind: Meet 1833 Deerfield Road in Water Mill.

Post and Beam Perfection on 4.1 Acres in Water Mill

The inspired traditional at 1833 Deerfield Road is our home of the day.

To anyone who ever left a door open as a kid and heard the sarcastic refrain, “Do you live in a barn?” — here’s your chance to have the last laugh. In Water Mill, the cedar-sided beauty at 1833 Deerfield Road, set high on 4.1 verdant acres, is new to the market. With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, the gated, 2,100-square-foot traditional offers an uncommon mix of post-and-beam stoutness and designer detailing. The home dates to 1981, but it benefitted from a top-to-bottom renovation and reconfiguration in 2016. And the results are exquisite.

The vaulted main floor features a bright open kitchen with island seating, a relaxed dining space, and a spiral staircase leading to a groovy loft bedroom. The sky-lit living area charms with a fireplace, walls of built-in bookshelves, and sliding-door access to a broad wraparound deck that’s positively made for summertime schmoozing.

On the lower level, the master suite opens to a private stone terrace with a breezy seating area, a pair of hammocks, and an outdoor shower. Across the yard, there’s a heated gunite pool in a park-like setting masterfully designed by the late landscape architect Jack deLashmet, author of the revered volume, Hamptons Gardens (Assouline, 2011).

Naturally, there’s room for imaginative expansion here, including space for a pool house and a tennis court. Also, interestingly, the sprawling property includes a separate structure — originally used as a three-car garage — that is fairly begging to be re-imagined as a creative studio space.