by Nancy Kane
Summer rentals are moving swiftly, thanks in large part to this year’s U.S. Open at Southampton’s Shinnecock Golf Club. But the season’s start is right when people fall in love with the Hamptons and decide to buy. They have some spectacular options this year.
Walking through 84 Egypt Lane in East Hampton, perfectly poised on the rise between the Atlantic and the village, one can’t help but feel the storied past of this 6-bedroom, 6-and-a-half bath cottage. Constructed in 1876 by local builder George Eldredge, the home has been updated with every modern convenience, with renovations by acclaimed architect/designer Steven Gambrel. A state-of-the-art country kitchen and a covered patio and terrace, surrounded by lush hydrangea and lavender, lead to a private gunite pool and guesthouse. Pure perfection, this home is on the market for $9,995,000 (or $10,995,000 turnkey). Patricia Wadzinski has the listing with Sotheby’s.
Sagaponack South is a coveted locale, and Hedges Lane is one of its most desirable addresses. The grand, new estate at No. 324, built by Michael Davis, offers views of rolling farm fields as well as the ocean. The 8-bedroom-suite home features a chef’s kitchen, custom wine wall and elevator. Outside, the heated expansive saltwater gunite pool, spa and Deco Turf II tennis court beckon. Saunders and Associates has this listing, asking $18,950,000.
Flying Point is synonymous with easy coastal living and No. 1341, situated at the end of the block with oceanfront and Mecox Bay views from every vista, is a beach-lover’s dream. A classic cottage, built in 2007, with upper and lower decks and an oceanfront spa, the home combines old-world charm with modern amenities and is listed at $11,500,000 with Saunders and Associates.
Hamptons fixture Christie Brinkley has two homes for sale, one in Sag Harbor’s North Haven. Her $20 million mansion at 1 Fahys Road sits on over 4 acres with picturesque beachfront on the open bay and sailboat-gazing from every room. The 1843 gem is three stories with original details such as wide-plank pine floors and multiple fireplaces. Ms. Brinkley has also put Tower Hill on the market for $29,500,000. The Bridgehampton historic estate, built in 1891 by Dr. John Gardiner, was restored in 1998 by her then-husband Peter Cook. The 9-bedroom, 9-bath, 20-acre compound has an artist’s studio, tennis court, gym, pool, pond and organic garden. The century-old 50-foot observation tower affords views in all directions, including Gardiner’s Island. Enzo Morabito at Douglas Elliman has both listings.