Mansions in Hamptons

A closer look at four of the most sought after properties in the Hamptons today

By Stephanie Wilson

{ 35,000,000 }
Dolly Lenz, Prudential Douglas Elliman
Southampton Estate

 After dinner, retreat to the open living room, where the high ceilings and an open floor plan allow guests to move and mingle throughout.

In Southampton, there are places to live, and then there is South-of-the-Highway, which is the place to live. In this coveted area, one mansion stands alone, offering both pristine views of the Atlantic, and gorgeous vistas of Wickapogue Pond.

This 8,500-square-foot mansion has an astonishing 350′ of ocean frontage, allowing you to bask in all of the glories of living on the ocean. Sitting on 3.6 perfectly landscaped acres, this mansion has many wonders in store. Relax and watch the sun rise over the waters of the ocean, and see it set beyond the waters of Wickapogue Pond.

During the time between sunrise and sunset, enjoy the warm waters in your heated gunite pool, which sits ocean side. Play golf on the perfectly manicured putting green, and enjoy the relaxing sites of the water gently lapping at the sands below.

The house itself features nine bedrooms, four of which can house your on-site staff. Downstairs, the formal dining room is the ideal place to entertain lavish gatherings. After dinner, retreat to the open living room, where the high ceilings and an open floor plan allow guests to move and mingle throughout. The house also features three beautiful fireplaces to keep you warm when it is cool, and central air conditioning to keep you cool when it isn’t.

This estate is ideal for anyone hoping to embrace the Hamptons, and to live the lifestyle which that entails.

{ 60,000,000 }
Tim Davis, The Corcoran Group
Grand Oceanfront Estate

The Hamptons offers many attractions for even the most discriminate and wealthy real estate connoisseurs. On the thin strip of land in coveted Southhampton, a massive property lays claim to five acres of prime oceanfront real estate, with sprawling lawn and dunes and 250 feet of ocean frontage with private beach access. Tim Davis, Senior Managing Director of The Corcoran Group says this estate is: “A timeless residence, and one of the finest examples of luxurious oceanfront living in the Hamptons.”

The classic shingle-style residence, designed by renowned architect Francis Fleetwood, boasts sweeping ocean and bay views, making this house a true gem. Timeless elegance abounds throughout the estate which features generous living spaces, including a two-story living-room with a fireplace, and an oceanside dining room offering spectacular views of the rolling waters of the Atlantic. The house also features a gourmet kitchen, a luxurious master suite, seven guest bedrooms and bathrooms, separate staff quarters, all of which were built from only the finest quality. The house boasts gorgeous English Pine beams and paneling, five fireplaces to keep you warm on chilly nights and a three car garage to house your fine automobiles.

The main house offer such recreational luxuries as a 20-by-50-foot outdoor pool with an oversized wrap-around terrace on both levels allowing views of the waves rolling onto the sand from the Atlantic Ocean. Should you prefer to dine al fresco, the house has a screened outside dining porch overlooking the extensive grounds. Take in the aromatic fragrances wafting through the fresh sea air from the professional rose garden. For the activity buffs, there is a regulation professional putting green complete with sand trap and a north/south tennis court.

Most homes have their living space beginning on the first floor, but this Grand Oceanfront Estate steps it up and brings the activity to the second. The first floor offers the staff apartment, laundry room and various pool amenities, such as a sauna and steam shower. This leads to the living spaces offering spectacular oceanfront vistas. Without a doubt, this estate offers luxury and comfort at its very best.

{ 22,900,000 }
Andrew Saunders, Sotheby’s Int’l Realty
New Sagagonack South Estate

Discreet and posh are words that sum up this spectacular mansion overlooking lavish farm fields on Parsonage Lane in Sagagonack. This newly completed custom residence is designed to show how affluence can combine with a creative mind to make all the difference in the world in planning an elaborate estate. “This house reflects the latest in what people want in the Hamptons today,” says Andrew Saunders of Bridgehampton Brokerage for Sotheby’s International Realty.

And what is it that people in the Hamptons want? A place to call their own, where they are free to entertain at a moments notice, and consistent with true Hampton-style living, this beautiful estate provides the perfect backdrop for entertaining. The 8,500 square foot main house features eight bedrooms and nine full and two half baths, thus ensuring that your many guests will never not have a place to lay their weary heads after a day spent enjoying the luxuries contained on your property.
When entertaining, settle into enjoy the professional chef’s kitchen (complete with Douglas Fir floors and a Venetian antique glass lighting fixture) while guests relax in the media room, work up a sweat in the gym-complete with sauna- or on the all-weather tennis courts, or practice their shots in the billiard room. Should you prefer send a caterer into the kitchen, you can work pairing the meal with the perfect vintage selected from the on-site wine cellar.

The media room offers yet another perfect location for an intimate gathering or a full-scale fiesta. The room encases true theater-quality with a surround sound system, which with a push of the button is audible throughout all the rooms in the main house. The separate pool house/gaming pavilion also features a state of the art sound system.

Once the meal is over, retire to the spacious covered porches or out to the oversized pool with spa for a relaxing evening under the shining stars only visible this far removed from the glow of the city. Take a deep breath and relax: This is what true Hampton-style living is all about.

{ 17,500,000 }
Peter Turino, Brown Harris Stevens
Georgica Estate Area, East Hampton

The Hamptons market is a thriving institution, and we have the finest collection of homes in the world,” expresses Peter Turino, President of Brown Harris Stevens of the Hamptons, LLC. A perfect example of these homes is the Manor House in East Hampton.

Upon entering the grounds, one cannot overlook the vibrant green grounds that explode throughout the property, leading up to the stone and stucco house, which was completed in 2002. The Manor House was designed and built by only the best decorators, architects and contractors, and their collective attention to detail is evident throughout the estate. The entire first floor is set in imported French limestone with Radiant floor heating, with plaster walls with oak and walnut paneling. Step through magnificent French doors into the living room, which features a fireplace adorned with an 18th-century French-carved limestone mantle piece.

Being as it is almost a requirement of having a home in the Hamptons that you play host to sophisticated gatherings, why not host the years most exclusive of all dinner partis in your formal dining room? The caterers will delight in your chef’s kitchen, with its hand-crafted fine oak cabinetry and floor-to-ceiling fireplace. The first floor also features an entertainment area, a gym, a private sitting room, laundry room, two staff bedrooms, one and one-half baths

The captivating beauty of the two-story turret library is sure to impress even the most debonair of guests, with its French walnut paneling and forged iron staircase, wet bar and full bath. From the library, paneled doors lead into the master bedroom suite, complete with a balcony to overlook the lush grounds. The house also features four additional bedrooms and full baths for your overnight company.

When your soirees take you outdoors, your property has all the bases covered: Guests can rinse in your rain shower before diving into the Aqualink gunite swimming pool. An expansive BBQ entertainment area sits to the side, and separate two-story stone pool house with garage is sure to always be full of stragglers who refuse to leave this beautiful property.