Far off the east end of Long Island, N.Y., you'll find the Hamptons, an enclave peopled with Manhattanites looking to leave behind the mugginess of the concrete jungle for weekends of crisp ocean breezes and miles of sandy beaches.
With activities ranging from wine tasting and surfing to fishing and hiking, the Hamptons have long been a favorite getaway for many New Yorkers.
And although summer is full swing, that doesn't mean it's too late to purchase your dream vacation home in this East Coast haven. Here are eight princely properties that may even inspire you to make the Hamptons your home year-round.
Built in 1911, this massive 15,000 square foot Georgian mansion sits on 10 acres of sprawling lush land adjacent to Lake Agawam. Complete with hardwood flooring, glittering chandeliers, multiple fireplaces and large windows, this recently restored home boasts 12 bedrooms, nine full baths, two half baths, a gym, a library, a living room, a dining room, a three-car garage, a fully equipped country kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and an outdoor deck offering views of the lake and the nearby Atlantic Ocean.
An in-ground swimming pool and tennis court sit outside the residence, as does a separate guest house comprising three bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen and living room.
For more information on the property, contact Harald Grant at 631-238-0600 or
Sag Harbor White House
This spacious, sunny single-family residence offers recessed lighting, hardwood flooring and decks on each of its levels. It includes five bedrooms, three and half bathrooms, a modern media room, a living room and dining room, and a large gourmet kitchen in the main house. A kitchenette, main room and full bathroom make up the separate pool house.
The home's outdoor area includes a glistening pool, complete with a Jacuzzi, outdoor kitchen, lounging area and about 3.8 acres of green land.
Contact Harald Grant at 631-238-0600 or
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Newly constructed and positioned among 1.1 acres of landscaped grounds, this magnificent 7,800-square-foot home offers seven bedrooms, eight and a half baths, a large living room, a dining room, a fully-equipped kitchen, a study, a sauna, a wine cellar, a media room and a gym. It comes complete with five working fireplaces, terraces and an in-ground outdoor swimming pool and hot tub with a separate pool house.
For further information on the property get in touch with Beate Moore at 631-537-6000 or take a look
Bridgehampton Yacht House
This single-story contemporary home features three bedrooms, three full baths and a living and dining space with panoramic views of Mecox Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The architecturally unique residence also offers a roof deck, heated outdoor pool with infinity edges and pool sundeck complete with an outdoor kitchenette.
Separate from the main house sits a two-car garage with two studio suites above, each including a full bath.
Call Kelsey Marechal at 631-537-6000 or
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Cutchogue Country Living
Set in Long Island's quaint wine country, this charming home sits surrounded by 50 acres of land lined with vineyards. Inside, the residence has the luxury of three bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms and a gourmet eat-in kitchen with custom-made wooden cabinetry and premium modern appliances. The dining area includes a stone fireplace with French glass doors leading to an outdoor veranda.
The property also includes a guest house with two separate apartments and an in-ground outdoor swimming pool.
For more information contact Ed Petrie at 631-324-6000 or Harald Grant at 631-283-0600 or take a look
Southampton Ocean Access
Light-colored wooden floors and an open floor plan bring an airy feel to this 6,000-square-foot Southampton traditional home. It includes five bedrooms, six and a half bathrooms, a living room and a dining room with a fireplace in each, a finished basement, a library and a two-car garage. The residence's exterior features include an in-ground heated swimming pool, tennis court and access to a private beach.
For further details call Pat Petrillo at 631-283-0600 or
This spectacular 25,00-square-foot single-family estate features eight bedrooms, 11 and a half bathrooms, and a four-car garage, fitness room, library, wine cellar, indoor wave pool, steam room, sauna room, barber shop and beauty salon. As if that weren't enough, the mansion also boasts an outdoor gunite pool, an all-weather tennis court and a home theater with seating for 122 people.
Contact agent Beate Moore at 631-537-6000 for further details or
Sag Harbor Healthy House
Situated between a nature preserve tidal pond and the bay, this modern, eco-friendly home utilizes a geothermal heating and cooling system, underground tanks for collecting rainwater, and photovoltaic technology to obtain solar electricity. The two-bedroom, one-bathroom green home has cork flooring, recycled glass windows, concrete countertops, Energy Star appliances, recycled acrylic bathtubs and natural stone floors.
Phone Rylan Jacka at 631-907-8475 or
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