By Nancy Kane
Nest-seeking New Yorkers flocking to the East End this season are in luck with a selection of homes that provide luxury, breathing room and much-needed respite from the world. The Hamptons is nothing if not optimistic: These homes are built to welcome guests and family now and in the years to come.
On scenic Pondview Lane in East Hampton, a short walk to the tony Maidstone Club and the call of the Atlantic, sits a delightful residence perfect for privacy. A hedge of green giants lines the perimeter, leading to mature grounds of specimen shrubs and a manicured lawn. The heated gunite pool has been installed in close proximity to a charming screened-in porch, perfect for whiling away the summer days. Inside, the home features a renovated kitchen as well as three en-suite bedrooms on the first floor and two on the second floor. A double-height great room with fireplace makes this a year-round winner. Asking $4,900,000, Martha Gundersen and Paul Brennan have the listing at Douglas Elliman.
On the other side of town, 24 North Bay Lane is a Tudor dream home, set back amid an oasis of natural foliage. Stately stone and iron gates open to a three-tiered central fountain, beautiful gardens and a U-shaped home with pool house. The center hall features a 25-foot high beamed cathedral ceiling and the largest of nine—that’s right, nine—fireplaces. A three-room, 2,500-square-foot master suite graces the second floor. Asking $2,995,000,
the 4-bedroom, 6.5-bath estate is listed with Ann Ciardullo and Keith Green at Sotheby’s.
In nearby Amagansett, a rare opportunity to purchase three contiguous properties, which are landscaped as one, awaits on Town Lane. Numbers 224, 228 and 242 combine to form a sprawling compound set on over 3 acres of gorgeous gardens and quintessential Hamptons foliage and greenery. The four-bedroom main house with a modern interior design leads to a sleek outdoor seating area and terrace next to a heated pool and spa. A separate three-bedroom guest cottage provides the perfect place for welcoming family, and a cozy studio begs to become a home office. This delightful multi-residence property is conveniently close to beaches, Stony Hill Stables and the quaint village of Amagansett. It’s listed at $10 million with Rylan Jacka at Sotheby’s.
Over in the village of Southampton, Douglas Elliman’s Christopher Stewart has a traditional charmer on Halsey Street, perfect for a family. Asking $4,250,000, the 6-bedroom, 6.5-bath home includes a custom chef’s kitchen with butler’s pantry that flows into a great room containing a large fireplace, custom cabinetry, and oversize French doors. The spacious master suite includes a fireplace and a bathroom with radiant heat, while a lower level keeps all ages busy with a media room, recreation room and sauna. A pool, a pool house with its own half-bath and a detached garage with a Tesla charging station make this a dream home, steps to Southampton Village and its pristine beaches.