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Southamp­ton’s Twin Peaks at Olde Towne cou­ples amenity-packed con­tem­po­rary lux­ury with tra­di­tional charm.

With a putting green on the roof deck and a bowl­ing al­ley down­stairs, Twin Peaks at Olde Towne epit­o­mizes East End ex­trav­a­gance. That was perhaps the chal­lenge that John Kean of Kean De­vel­op­ment set for him­self when he de­cided to take on the 45-acre site on Olde Towne Lane in Southamp­ton.

“Peo­ple say they’re try­ing to think of what we didn’t do,” says Kean while giv­ing a tour of the 15,500-square-foot home, sit­u­ated on four of those stun­ning acres. That state­ment ap­plies to el­e­ments both large— mas­sive ter­races, eight fireplaces, a 60-by-34-foot gu­nite pool with sun shelves—and small, like the porch screens you can lower with the tap of a but­ton on your ipad.

Kean also knew that most East End buy­ers to­day want light, airy spa­ces, so he took the tra­di­tional oak floor­ing of Hamp­tons past and dou­ble-bleached and wire-brushed it. “Nor­mally we would do the floors in mahogany or dark wood,” he ex­plains, “but this is the Hamp­tons. We want bright and cheery.”

He ap­plied the same prin­ci­ple to other choices, such as the kitchen mar­ble, which has a soft, invit­ing feel. “The is­land is made of a pre­cious mar­ble called ice­berg,” he says. “It’s in­cred­i­bly durable.”

But that’s only the first kitchen. “This is the kitchen you look good in,” Kean jokes be­fore un­veil­ing the sec­ond, the chef’s kitchen, where pri­vate cooks and cater­ers can work be­hind the scenes.

The liv­ing-room bar is de­signed to coax peo­ple out of the ha­bit­ual “gather around the is­land” men­tal­ity and make them­selves com­fort­able. It’s a spirit that ex­tends to the whole house: Once guests lay down their lug­gage,

they may be reluc­tant to leave. And with a theater, spa, gym, bil­liard room, sunken ten­nis court, and more, can you re­ally blame them?

“There is noth­ing cur­rently on the mar­ket that ri­vals Twin Peaks for size, imag­i­na­tion, ameni­ties, or over­all qual­ity of con­struc­tion,” says the Cor­co­ran Group’s Gary Deper­sia, who rep­re­sents the prop­erty. “It has to be vis­ited to fully grasp the scope of Kean’s ac­com­plish­ment.”

Twin Peaks may be a marvel of mod­ern ameni­ties, but Kean did want to in­clude some clas­sic Southamp­ton charm, like the slop­ing an­gles and roof peaks that echo those of neigh­bor­ing es­tates.

“We typ­i­cally do tra­di­tional houses,” says Kean, “and even though we did this house with more of a con­tem­po­rary flair, we wanted the ex­te­rior to have that feel­ing of old Southamp­ton.”

Lo­cated at 9 Olde Towne Lane in Southamp­ton, Twin Peaks is listed at $39.5 mil­lion. Gary Deper­sia, Cor­co­ran Group, 51 Main St., East Hamp­ton, 631-899-0215; cor­co­

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