Pure Property

Fall’s choicest homes.
Water Mill’s 315 Rose Hill Road offers spectacular views, a spacious pool and tennis court.


By Nancy Kane

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall,” wrote F. Scott Fitzgerald. Check out a waterfront beauty, a modern masterpiece and two residences with more than a few ghosts. You could be settled in by Thanksgiving.

A renovated modern home at 216 Bull Path in East Hampton

Christopher Stewart and Chris Coleman of Compass have a renovated modern home on Bull Path in East Hampton, asking $4,350,000 for the 5-bedroom featuring large picture windows throughout, 14-foot ceilings, and a modern kitchen leading to a spacious deck surrounded by landscaped specimen plants. A firepit overlooks a gunite pool with a waterfall and an outdoor shower. Built in 1970 by renowned architect Harry Bates, this is an entertainer’s dream home, as well as a perfect abode for families.

Steeped in history, the Captains Row estate delivers 18th-century charm.

A Mecox Bay waterfront estate in Water Mill, listed with Enzo Morabito of Douglas Elliman and asking $42,000,000, blends Old World elegance with modern ease of living. Set on over 4 acres, the 8-bedroom, 10.5-bath has a great room, a library, a formal dining room, a professional kitchen with a custom Molteni range and seven fireplaces with early 19th-century mantels. There’s also a gym, a spa, a theater, a game room and a wine cellar. On the covered terrace and bluestone patio, a built-in kitchen, firepit and an infinity edge gunite pool await gatherings large and small. A Har-Tru tennis court is set just down a rolling lawn.

On the hunt for legacy? Look no further than this Sotheby’s listing with Rylan Jacka. Asking $11.5 million, the three-story Captains Row home in Sag Harbor was built by Revolutionary War lieutenant colonel John Hulbert between 1780 and 1790. Its features include a wraparound porch, an imposing great room and well-appointed bedroom suites. Out back, giant Japanese maple trees frame a 40-foot gunite pool with outdoor showers, a hot tub and a fireplace. A delightful roomy guesthouse adds to the charm, and the front lawn’s flagpole bears a plaque commemorating Hulbert’s regiment carrying a flag with stars and stripes thought to be older than the one designed by Betsy Ross.

The crisp white exterior and traditional architecture of the Nathan P. Howell House, built in 1833

Across the street, the historic Nathan P. Howell House, built in 1833, is on the market, asking $14.5 million and listed with David Cox of Compass. The Greek Revival/Italianate mansion has been lovingly renovated, preserving details such as inlaid and wide-plank hardwood floors, 11-foot-tall beamed ceilings, arched windows, crown molding and original hardware. A private elevator accesses all four floors. An artist’s studio with bathroom and kitchenette, perfect for guests, awaits by the pool