The Hamptons & Long Island

April 21, 2021

With panoramic views and rooftop observatory, this $4M Hamptons home resembles a lighthouse

A truly unique home in the Hamptons has just hit the market. Located at 14 Water Mill Heights Drive in the Southampton hamlet of Water Mill, the five-bedroom property sits nestled among trees, while also boasting panoramic water views thanks to its creative design. Asking $3,995,000, the home offers several living and dining areas, a curving wraparound deck, a heated outdoor pool, and a wine cellar.
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April 20, 2021

Catch some cool Miami vibes at this beachfront mansion in Quogue, asking $19.8M

Currently on the market for $19.8 million, this contemporary waterfront home in Quogue is giving off some very cool Miami vibes, from its curving architecture to its crisp white and bright blue interiors. The 13,200-square-foot mansion has eight bedrooms and a whopping 16 bathrooms, along with a gym, theater, and billiards room. There are also generous ocean- and bay-facing decks and an oversized Gunite pool with a spa and pool house.
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April 2, 2021

For just $399K, an oceanfront one-bedroom in East Quogue

When we're talking about oceanfront property in the Hamptons, we're usually in the four-million ballpark, not four-hundred-thousand. But this gorgeous home is in the slightly off-the-beaten-path location of East Quogue, and it's a co-op unit in the Round Dune complex. Built in 1965, these four round buildings provide residents with a heated in-ground pool and 24-hour concierge service, not to mention direct beach access. This one-bedroom unit has incredible views of Shinnecock Bay and an easy, breezy style.
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March 25, 2021

$2M East Hampton house sits 80 feet above sea level on Three Mile Harbor

As the listing states, "on those perfect clear Hamptons summer days," you'll get views of Three Mile Harbor, Gardiners Bay, and even the Long Island Sound to Connecticut from this home perched 80 feet above sea level. The interiors have a contemporary beach feel, with wood-paneled beamed ceilings and large picture windows, and it includes a two-car attached garage, multiple terraces, an 11x40 heated pool, and a pool house.
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March 24, 2021

$5.35M Montauk home comes with a private beach cabana and access to Gurney’s Resort

Gurney's Montauk Resort is perhaps the most high-end hotel on the East End, and in 2016, they added a swanky new residential section that has 26 waterfront co-ops, all with access to the 1,000-foot-long stretch of private Hamptons beach. This three-bedroom home just hit the market for $5,350,000, and it also comes with private parking, an owners' beach cabana, and access to all the amenities at Gurney's Resort. Plus, on the two terraces, there's a built-in outdoor kitchen and a hot tub.
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March 11, 2021

Original Gold Coast estate owned by Brooks Brothers owner asks $12.5M

Claudio Del Vecchio, CEO and owner of Brooks Brothers, has put his incredible Long Island mansion on the market for $12.5 million, Sotheby's International Realty tells 6sqft. Built in 1915 as one of the original Gold Coast estates, the home is known as "Cedar Hill." It sits on eight acres that contain a heated gunite pool, tennis court with lights, putting green, and English-walled gardens. Inside, the 13,000-square-foot home is full of historic details and has over-the-top perks like an indoor pool, dog spa, and wine cellar.
March 1, 2021

On Long Island’s Gold Coast, this $2.9M mansion is an architectural treasure inside and out

Sea Cliff is a charming waterfront community in Nassau County's Oyster Bay, and because of its location on a bluff, many of its homes have spectacular views of the Long Island Sound. This historic mansion not only has these views, but it's set on 1.6 acres full of beautiful landscaping and trees. The home itself, which was built in 1913 by prominent architect Ogden Codman Jr., is just as stunning, with coffered wood-paneled walls, built-ins, moldings, and original fireplaces. Known as Westways, the property just hit the market for $2,890,000.
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February 25, 2021

Sag Harbor cottage where John Steinbeck wrote his final novel asks $18M

John Steinbeck's waterfront cottage in Sag Harbor where he penned his final novel, The Winter of Discontent, is on the market for $17.9 million. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author bought the Hamptons home, tucked away on a bluff between two coves, in 1955, as the New York Times first reported. The property sits on nearly two acres and contains a two-bedroom main residence, a gazebo-like structure that Steinbeck used as a writing space, a guest cottage, and a 60-foot private dock.
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February 11, 2021

Asking $750K, this 316-year-old Colonial in Huntington was home to Walt Whitman’s ancestors

In 1705, this home was built for Nehemiah Whitman, great-grandfather to Walt Whitman. It's also where the poet's grandfather, Jesse Whitman, was born. And in 1881, according to Douglas Elliman, Walt Whitman himself visited the property, stopping at its private cemetery where he "composed a lament on the graves of his ancestors." Since its construction, the Colonial has had only four owners, and after last selling in 1995, it's now on the market for $750,000. Known as the Whitman-Rome house, it retains tons of original details like pine-floorboards, ceiling beams, wooden doors, and four fireplaces.
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February 5, 2021

For $5.7M, this residence in Sag Harbor is a private oasis near the bay

A 7,000-square-foot home steps from the Peconic Bay in Sag Harbor is asking $5.699 million. Found down a long private driveway on over an acre of land, the South Fork mansion at 2244 Noyac Road contains five bedrooms, six full and two partial baths, and enough flexible space to make any dream home possible. Set back from the road and surrounded by trees, the property is private and not far from Sag Harbor Village’s historic downtown.
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February 3, 2021

On Long Island, a striking stone and glass home by modernist architect Norman Jaffe asks $3.6M

Norman Jaffe opened his first architecture practice in Bridgehampton in 1973, soon becoming famous for the many contempory residences he designed in the Hamptons. Throughout his 35-year career, he designed more than 600 projects, many of them notable for their sculptural forms, early inclusion of passive solar design, and glass and wood construction. This home in Old Westbury, which he designed early on in 1977, checks all three of those boxes, and is currently on the market for $3,595,000. It sits on more than two acres, with several decks and patios and a salt water pool, and is nearly 7,000 square feet with six bedrooms, a home movie theater, and even a spa.
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January 29, 2021

Built in 1745, this lovely Hamptons cottage is where Jackie O learned to ride horses

During her childhood summers, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis traded in Park Avenue for the Hamptons, where her grandfather John Vernou Bouvier Jr. owned two very impressive homes. During this time, one of her favorite pastimes was horseback riding, which would eventually become a lifelong passion. And it was right on the grounds of this 18th-century cottage that she learned to ride. Built in 1745 as the Abraham Baker House, it later served as the clubhouse for the Riding Club of East Hampton, and it's currently on the market for $1,995,000
January 21, 2021

North Shore mansion with nearly 900 feet of water frontage asks $14.6M

A stunning mansion on 15 acres overlooking the Long Island Sound is on the market for $14.6 million. Located at 2 Wallis Lane in the North Shore village of Nissequogue, the estate, known as Somerset, boasts a seven-bedroom main brick manor residence and nearly 900 feet of water frontage. The 1930s era home has preserved lots of its charm, from its curvy staircase to the intricate moldings.
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January 15, 2021

For $12M, this 11-acre Hamptons property was designed as a Beaux-Arts estate with French gardens

You'd assume this gorgeous estate in Water Mill dates back to the 19th-century, but it was actually constructed in 2001 and was inspired by the designs of famed architect Richard Morris Hunt. Known for bringing his French Beaux-Arts style to America in the 1800s, Hunt is best known for the facade of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, and several of the grand homes in Newport. This modern interpretation in the Hamptons is on the market for $11,950,000. It sits on 11.6 acres and has eight bedrooms, a double-height barrel ceiling in the living room, and impeccable French gardens. On the grounds, there's also a guest house, a huge pool, and a full tennis court.
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January 8, 2021

Arts and Crafts Hamptons estate designed by ‘House & Garden’ founder Wilson Eyre asks $13M

A turn-of-the-century mansion in Southampton designed by celebrated architect Wilson Eyre, founder of House & Garden magazine, is asking $13 million. Located at 767 Montauk Highway in Quiogue, the Arts and Crafts-style home measures 9,000 square feet, contains eight bedrooms and seven-and-a-half baths, and overlooks the serene Quantuck Bay. Dubbed Meadowcroft, the 7-acre estate is "an extraordinary example of the holistic approach to the joining of landscape and built form," as the listing describes.
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December 17, 2020

Candice Bergen lists cottage-style country estate in the Hamptons for $18M

Actress Candice Bergen is selling her six-bedroom East Hamptons estate for $18 million. The impressive 4,500-square-foot cottage-style home is located at 72 Lily Pond Lane, just a block from the beach. As first reported by the New York Post, the cedar-shingled home was reimagined in 2004 by late architect Jacque Robertson. The year-round oasis features a stunning wraparound porch, in-ground pool, flower gardens, and a separate guest house.
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December 15, 2020

340-year-old East Hampton home reimagined with a modernist design asks $4.5M

An East Hampton Village home with roots dating back to the 17th-century is on the market for $4.495 million. The property at 177 Main Street was originally a Colonial saltbox built in 1680 and owned by John Mulford, one of the founders of the village. The home was named Congress Hall in the mid-19th-century as then-owner David Mulford used the space for local men to gather and talk about politics. After the site sold in 2012, owners transformed the property into a 5,500-square-foot compound with five bedrooms and five-and-a-half baths.
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November 18, 2020

For $11.5M, own Amagansett’s legendary Windmill house that Marilyn Monroe once rented

Living in a windmill is unique on its own, but living in the same windmill that Marilyn Monroe once rented is really something else. Built in 1830, the Amagansett windmill was converted to a residence in the 1950s by Samuel Rubin, creator of the Faberge perfume company. Over the years, it was rented by many famous names, including Kurt Vonnegut, Terrance Stamp, and, in 1957, Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller, who were looking to get away from the press in the city. The two-bedroom home sits on nearly five-and-a-half acres and is for sale asking $11,500,000.
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November 5, 2020

On Fire Island, an octagon-shaped home with bay views and two decks asks $1.78M

A unique octagon-shaped home on Long Island's Fire Island has hit the market for $1.775 million. Clad in cedar, the property's shape allows for 180-degree views of the Great South Bay and two levels of wraparound decking. Located at 95 West Lighthouse Walk, the home is within Kismet, a neighborhood on the western end of the beach community and near the Fire Island Lighthouse.
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October 30, 2020

A bit of Provence comes to Long Island with this $7.9M estate

It sure does look like the French countryside, but this gorgeous estate is actually in Huntington, New York. Called Escapade a la Campagne ("getaway in the countryside"), the home was built in 2017 by its current owners and comes complete with everything you need to feel like you've escaped to Provence--a greenhouse, bocci court, a saltwater pool, and the nearly 10,000-square-foot main house with its soaring beamed ceilings and country details. The 5.4-acre property also includes an entire solar farm and is adjacent to a protected nature preserve. It's currently asking $7,900,000.
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October 7, 2020

After 22 years, Kim Cattrall is selling her beachfront Hamptons home for $3.25M

In 1998, the same year she began her breakout role in Sex and the City, actress Kim Cattrall bought this East Hampton home for just $450,000, according to the New York Times, who first reported that it's now been listed for $3,250,000. The shingled home is a lovely mix of casual beach house and contemporary design, and the property also has a detached studio. "I thought about selling the property after my divorce in 2004," Cattrall told the Times, "but I just couldn’t — 22 years later, it’s time."
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September 28, 2020

This $5M modern glass home in Sagaponack is architect Shigeru Ban’s only work on Long Island

Editor's Note: At the time of publication, a contract was signed for the home. Pritzker Prize-winning Japanese architect Shigeru Ban is known for his use of unconventional materials such as paper and corrugated plastic, as well as his humanitarian efforts. He's also known for his clean, modernist lines, which are fully on display at this Sagaponack home that he designed, the only work he's ever completed on Long Island. The six-bedroom, 8,000-square-foot residence also boasts Ban's signature melding of indoor/outdoor spaces with a gorgeous pool and outdoor patio serving as a courtyard for the home.
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September 11, 2020

$10M Montauk home has a rooftop pool overlooking the ocean

With views like this, why wouldn't you put the pool on the roof? Set on a full acre on a high bluff on the shores of Montauk, this three-level contemporary home is party-ready inside and out. Asking $9,995,000, the house has 6,000 square feet of interior space, five bedrooms, and 4,000 square feet of outdoor space including the rooftop and another level of outdoor lounges.
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September 10, 2020

Built in 1693, Sag Harbor’s oldest home lists for $1.5M

Built 327 years ago, this charming cottage is thought to be the oldest home in Sag Harbor Village, however, it wasn't built in Sag Harbor. According to past listings, the home was actually constructed in Sagaponack and then moved five times before settling in Sag Harbor, where it remains today at 64 Union Street and is asking $1,550,000. The original part of the house retains its exposed ceiling beams, wide-plank wood floors, and two working fireplaces. As a bonus, there's a separate studio structure on the property that would make a great guest house.
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September 3, 2020

For $1.7M, an award-winning tiny house in the Amagansett Dunes

The Amagansett Dunes is a seaside stretch of this Hamptons enclave that is full of beach cottages and casual vacation homes. And though this property at 9 Ocean Lane fits both those bills, it's really quite unique. Designed by Bates Masi + Architects, the home is only 600 square feet due to local and FEMA regulations. However, the architects used these restraints to "explore the geometry of the building in section and how it can expand our perception of space," according to their project page. The award-winning two-bedroom residence is now for sale $1,725,000 and it even comes fully furnished.
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September 2, 2020

18th-century Sag Harbor home is a mix of history and whimsy for $3M

This picture-perfect Sag Harbor home was originally built in 1791, and a modern restoration in 2013 brought it "back to its former glory," according to the listing. After spending some time as a $1,950/night vacation rental, the home is now on the market for $2,950,000. Inside, the three-bedroom house mixes historic bones with whimsical details, a combo that is echoed outside, where a pergola-covered dining area and secret garden surround the pool.
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August 18, 2020

For $4.5M, a renovated 19th-century colonial with a guest cottage on Long Island

Sometimes the best things in life are the simplest things. And though this Long Island house isn't exactly simple (it does have eight bedrooms, sit on three acres, and have a huge pool and a guest cottage), its traditional style and classical interiors make it a true standout. Located in Locust Valley, a quaint town that's part of Oyster Bay, and asking $4.5 million, the colonial home was built in 1863 but underwent a modern renovation that's brought it into the 21st century.
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