Architect Thierry Despont lists Hamptons home for $23.5 million

He’s designed homes for the super-rich – and now he’s looking for someone just as wealthy to buy another one of his own.

French-born architect and designer Thierry Despont, who has lent his touch to the homes of Calvin Klein and Bill Gates – as well as the interiors of tony 220 Central Park South in Manhattan – has listed another of his own highly designed haunts . This time, according to the Wall Street Journal, Despont wants to sell a roughly 34-acre estate in the Hamptons for $23.5 million.

It’s about seven months after Despont put his stunning 10,000 square foot townhouse in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood up for sale for $24.99 million. That asking price has remained constant since its October listing date, StreetEasy shows.

It’s unclear why Despont is looking to sell these high-priced properties, and agents declined the Post’s request for comment on the matter. Either way, whoever gets these homes will be buying their way into properties that have been meticulously maintained.

Located in Southampton, this property is asking for $23.5 million.
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This being the home of an architect and designer, it is dressed in stunning decor.
This being the home of an architect and designer, it is dressed in stunning decor.
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The cozy corner with ambient night lighting.
The cozy corner with ambient night lighting.
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Thierry Despont.
Thierry Despont.
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In the Hamptons, Despont’s property is in Southampton. – and was once the site of the original Southampton Riding and Hunt Club, an equestrian facility dating back to the 1920s, the Journal notes. More recently it was the home of the Rosewood Farms Equestrian Center. Over the years, Despont transformed it into a residence with a guest house and a pool house.

Between 2011 and 2013, he spent a total of $8.55 million on three adjoining plots – and the property overlooks a 50-acre agricultural reserve.

Despont purchased the approximately 11-acre Rosewood Farms and converted the main barn into a home of approximately 6,000 square feet. It has six bedrooms – and two wings inside, which were once horse stalls, are now guest rooms. Meanwhile, another barn on the land has become a pool house next to an infinity pool – and Despont has converted a third into a four-car garage.

Another living space that opens to the outside.
Another living space that opens to the outside.
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A bar area.
A bar area.
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One of the property's multiple bedrooms - this one is dressed in a brilliant red hue.
One of the property’s multiple bedrooms – this one is dressed in a brilliant red hue.
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Overlooking the infinity pool.
Overlooking the infinity pool.
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A peek inside the kitchen, which features tons of storage.
A peek inside the kitchen, which features tons of storage.
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A nearby dining room.
A nearby dining room.
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The listing images show an expert level of detail in the work. In the main house, a cozy living room has beamed ceilings and a fireplace – and nearby, a fully wood-clad den has its own fireplace and additional space for lounging. The charming country-style kitchen offers plenty of storage space, while one bedroom is completely swathed in bright Halston-esque red.

Elsewhere around the property there is a sauna and gym, other pictures show this.

In addition to the purchase of Rosewood Farms, Despont also purchased approximately 23 acres of land as well as a half-acre lot with a four-bedroom house, the latter being used as a guest house.

Compass’ Ed Petrie shares the list with Sotheby’s International Realty father and son Harald and Bruce Grant.