From jaw-dropping amenities and lavish rentals to a bayside shopping blitz, the Hamptons real estate scene is busier than ever. (And also more expensive – see the Bridgehampton estate below which is asking $1 million for a three-week rental this summer.)
Here are some of the luxury trends we’re following this season.
Summer Rental Stunners
Still looking for a mega-apartment in the East? If you have a million dollars to spend, these pricey rentals are still on the market for summer 2022 (or at least part of it). “Rentals in the Hamptons, especially at the high end, are growing rapidly. Today, many, but not all, of the most spectacular properties have found tenants,” says Gary DePersia of Corcoran.
His most available listing is 277 Surfside Drive in Bridgehampton. Perched on 125 feet of cerulean blue ocean waves, the home spans over 11,000 square feet of living space, with nine bedrooms and 10 full bathrooms. Even better, there’s a 3,450-square-foot deck with a pool, spa, and pavilion. There is also a gym, golf simulator and media room. He is asking for $1.25 million for the whole month of July or August until Labor Day.
Yet another hot ticket is on the market at 155 Surfside Drive. This newly listed modern mansion is asking for $1 million for Aug. 22 through Labor Day. The bragging rights of this eight-bedroom, 10,000-square-foot abode include a chef’s kitchen, gunite pool, and rooftop views that will melt your camera’s soul. “Although it is very late in the game to land a trophy property, the views are spectacular, it is very well appointed and it is one of the last beachfront properties available to rent this season,” notes the l listing agent JB Andreassi with Nest Seekers International, a star of ‘Selling the Hamptons’ on Discovery+.
Complete your summer exploration of Bridgehampton with the seven bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and 11,000 square feet of 279 Dune Road. Represented by Susan Breitenbach and Cutter Koster of Corcoran, the gem offers stunning views of Mecox Bay to the north and the Atlantic to the south. Snag it for $1.5 million from Memorial Day to Labor Day, $675,000 for July or $750,000 for August to Labor Day.
Buy on the bay
It’s better on the bay, at least according to the agents. “With waterfront prices up 20% to 30% in the Hamptons, we are seeing many buyers now out of the waterfront market looking for opportunities on the bay,” said Enzo Morabito of Douglas. Elliman to Alexa. “We have seen tremendous growth in bayfront prices with several record sales already recorded this year.”
His team recently closed Quogue’s most expensive waterfront sale at $10.9 million, and he just listed an East Hampton waterfront resort consisting of 63, 66, 72 and 74 Louse Point Road for $20 million. The four-lot estate totals over 4 acres and boasts 250 feet of beach. Although there are several buildings on the grounds, the main house has nine bedrooms and eight bathrooms. Designed by architect Bill Chaleff, the 6,500-square-foot mansion features an octagonal breakfast room, formal dining room, sweeping bay views, and a gunite pool.
On Shinnecock Bay, another coveted hideaway at 1 Boatmans Lane in Southampton is asking Corcoran’s Tim Davis for $35 million. The traditional 5,152-square-foot colony-style cottage has six beds and seven baths, plus perks like a tennis court, pool, and the ultimate bayside necessity — a dock.
In Sagaponack on Sagg Pond, which leads to the Atlantic Ocean, 443 Sagaponack Road hopes to raise $12.95 million with Corcoran’s Cutter Koster and Susan Breitenbach. It features six bedrooms and seven bathrooms spread over 6,500 square feet and luxurious styles including extensive millwork, cherry wood floors, three fireplaces, a wood-paneled library, and a 200-foot private dock. “Bayside living can also offer more privacy than residing in a home that faces a public beach, [plus] many bayside homes are closer to charming village areas,” Breitenbach said. Best of all, the waterfront offers the best sunsets in the Hamptons.
Remember when a pool and a view were enough? No more. Buyers buying major moolah for their Hamptons homes also have a kitchen-sink approach to amenities, demanding everything from pickleball courts to home spas. Benjamin Dixon, co-founder of the Mackay Dixon team at Douglas Elliman, has seen this trend increase during the pandemic. “More shoppers want to spend more time at home while still being able to enjoy activities without feeling locked in,” he says.
Just look at a listing like 315 Rose Hill Road at Water Mill, which is on the market for $37 million with Douglas Elliman’s Enzo Morabito. The eight-bedroom, 11-bathroom, 19,296-square-foot megahome features a gym, tennis court, theater, library, seven fireplaces, game room, wine cellar, spa, and kitchen exterior with a fireplace. There’s even a catering prep kitchen and bakery for all those ragers you throw at it.
With your own grand entrance filled with a rotunda and a double-sided cast bronze staircase topped with a 19th century stained glass skylight, why step out of this waterfront oasis unless you were you heading to the infinity pool (of course) or to your private dock on Mecox Bay?
Another shot for the “ultimate compound” trophy rests at 160 Ox Pasture Road in Southampton, listed with Corcoran’s Tim Davis for $69.95 million. The 12-bedroom, 15-bathroom, 18,000-square-foot property features outdoor and indoor pools (with waterfalls and waterslide), spa, tennis court, paddle court, two pavilions with full kitchen and a shed with a connecting greenhouse.
For less shock, try East Hampton’s 534 Hands Creek Road, asking $9.5 million with Douglas Elliman’s Martha Gundersen and Paul Brennan, or their listing at 871 Sagaponack Main St. in Sagaponack, asking $12 million .
The first – six bedrooms, nine bathrooms, 10,000 square foot playground – lets you bask in the luxury of a pool pergola, freestanding hot tub, bocce court, a billiard room and a wine tasting room, while the latest listing — a four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 3,700-square-foot beauty — features a squash court, workshop artist’s cottage and an additional barn just waiting to be transformed into whatever your home heart desires.
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