Pure Property

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary houses.
The manicured grounds of 6 Pondview Lane

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.

24 North Bay Lane’s gated garden and elegant fountain.

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.

Amagansett’s Town Lane features three homes on a spacious compound.

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.

21 Halsey Street’s pristine backyard lounge area and pool

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.