The Baker Carriage House is situated on its own private, exquisitely landscaped acre, just behind the main house. Newly restored, it offers even more luxurious accommodations? large suites are available? with all the amenities offered at The Baker House 1650.
The Carriage House provides the utmost in stylish comfort and amenities. An impeccable restoration has retained many original details: barn doors, wrought iron spiral staircase, hay doors, and slate & wooden floors remain.
The bedrooms feature wooden sleigh beds, writing desks, plush seating, and beautiful antique rugs. The bathrooms are all brand new and state-of-the-art, most with double marble vanity sinks, glass enclosed showers, whirlpool bathtubs, and marble tile.
All guest suites feature:
Also, bath amenities by L'Occitane with linens, bathrobes and towels by Frette. Individual climate controls for air conditioning and heat.
Guests can also enjoy relaxing in the great room with floor to ceiling French doors, fireplace and flat screen television. Or, read one of the many coffee table books that are placed throughout the house.
Truly a home away from home, The Carriage House provides the perfect private escape. It also has its own private pool, surrounded by a beautiful bluestone patio with Kingsley-Bates teak loungers for sunning. Lush and colorful specimen plantings of hydrangeas, boxwoods and rhododendrons create private garden spaces, beneath the majesty of some of the oldest and largest trees in East Hampton.
Located on the second floor, The Loft is a huge suite (860 square feet) with its own private entrance. A king size wooden sleigh bed, fireplace, Surround-Sound 3-2-1 Bose entertainment system. A large living room with fireplace and TV, 3 distinct seating areas, spacious private terrace (360 square feet) with teak chaise lounges and seating area.
The Bath is large (115 square feet) with double marble vanity sink, roomy glass enclosed shower and 2-person Origami Masseur Tub.CLICK HERE FOR RATES (DOWNLOAD PDF)
On the ground floor of The Carriage House, The Lily Pond is very spacious (430 square feet), with a king-size bamboo post bed, large open seating area, fireplace and wetbar.
The bath is spacious (115 square feet), with double marble vanity sink, glass enclosed shower and Neptune heated air-massage tub.CLICK HERE FOR RATES (DOWNLOAD PDF)
The Baker Carriage House was part of the original Baker House property dating back to 1883, housing the family's horses and carriages. By the mid 20th century, after many years of disuse, it had fallen into a sad state of disrepair.
In 1957, The Carriage House was purchased by Jeremiah Goodman, the renowned interior design illustrator and artist. Mr. Goodman's brilliant works have included commissions from Ronald and Nancy Reagan, the Duchess of Windsor, Richard Rodgers, and countless members of post-war cognoscenti, as well as every prominent design publication. His expressive watercolors imbue his visions of domestic spaces with a magnificent and personal sense of drama and emotion. In addition to making art based on the interiors, he paints studies for rooms-to-be, creating the vision on which the rooms themselves would be created.
As Mr. Goodman described The Carriage House in his book, Jeremiah, A Romantic Vision*,
"It was a total dilapidated shell. A building so in need of intensive restoration only an inexperienced person would consider it. I was 'that person.' My father's response to my purchase of an East Hampton carriage house, 'You bought a barn to live in? I have been telling my friends you are successful!'"
Jeremiah soon applied his inimitable flair, his flawless style and smart design to the painstaking renovation of The Carriage House. Soon, his elegant and eclectic new home provided a lush and inviting playground for his vast and varied circle of celebrated friends. They included a dazzling array of Post War artists and personalities from the worlds of design, theatre and the arts, including Edward Albee, Bridget Bardot, and Hermione Gingold. Legend has it that Ms. Gingold bestowed a pair of very special gifts upon the house that remain to this day? stable door handles once belonging to the British Royal Family. Reflecting upon his rollicking good times here, Jeremiah felt that The Carriage House provided dreams and remembrances of his happiest days.
Following a subsequent series of owners, in the winter of 2008 Antonella and Bob purchased The Carriage House? bringing it back home. They soon embarked upon a meticulous renovation, with an absolute respect for the home's architectural origins, to create the exceptional accommodations that exist today. The original barn and hay doors, wrought iron staircase and slate & wooden floors were all retained. The d?cor was created to complement the home's own inherent clean, comfortable aesthetic and to honor its casual charm. In the spring of 2009, The Baker Carriage House opened to guests, to once again provide the ideal spot for good times.