Now known as "Stepping Stones," the three-acre estate at 8 Studio Lane in Southampton, N.Y. once served as a boardinghouse for the William Merrit Chase’s Shinnecock Hills Summer School of Art. With multiple buildings—including a rare freestanding ballroom—spread over the property, this compound boasts eight total bedrooms, 4.5 baths, lush but informal landscaping, and a little fashion designer cred. It turns out this is currently the summer home of creative power couple Kate and Andy Spade. The listing photos must have been taken before the couple stuffed the place full of art and antiques, but, as one commenter pointed out over at Curbed Hamptons, there's an Andy-led video tour of the place posted online. The design duo are asking $5.45M for the casual estate.
· 8 Studio Lane [Elliman]
· Whimsical $5.5M Compound Used to be an Artist Boardinghouse [Curbed Hamptons]
· Andy Spade's Hamptons Manor [Nowness]