Shoe Designer Vince Camuto’s Historic Hamptons Estate for Sale

Photo by: Chris Foster If you think this 10,000-square-foot Tudor-style mansion is a sight to behold, keep in mind that it was originally this property’s poolhouse. The original main house was demolished in the early 1940s after the death of its then-owner, Merrill Lynch co-founder Edmund Lynch. Currently owned by Nine West founder and shoe designer Vince Camuto, the oceanfront Wooldon estate in Southampton, N.Y., is up for sale for the first time in more than 30 years.

Today’s cool house landed on our radar for two reasons: One, it’s owned by shoe designer Vince Camuto, who co-founded the Nine West brand in 1978. Second, this historic estate – built in 1900 for Dr. Peter Wyckoff – was “one of the grandest original summer colony residences,” according to the listing. Let’s tour the home and see for ourselves, shall we?

In 1928, Dr. Wyckoff sold the estate to Jessie Woolworth Donahue – the daughter of Woolworth's founder F.W. Woolworth – who then sold it to Edmund Lynch of Merrill Lynch. After Lynch’s death, the main house, sadly, was demolished in 1941. The 10,000-square-foot Tudor-style mansion that stands today started out – amazingly – as the property’s poolhouse. Renovated and expanded over the years, the residence now features 7 bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms, while the grounds offer formal gardens, a tennis court, a pool and – of course – a new poolhouse.

Stepping inside, the home’s vaulted ceilings paired with French mantel fireplaces and elegant furnishings strike the perfect balance between airiness and grandeur. Camuto and his wife, Louise, honored the property’s past while updating it with modern amenities and sophisticated technology and security systems.

About the House

Garden: New York Wooldon Oceanfront Mansion
  • Location: Southampton, N.Y.
  • Listed By: Peter Huffine of The Corcoran Group
  • Price: $48,000,000

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