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A pair of classic homes with charm to spare, from the East End real estate market.
A cozy screened-in sunroom in Springs.  Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty

by Nancy Kane

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall,” wrote F. Scott Fitzgerald in The Great Gatsby. While Gatsby was set on Long Island’s Gold Coast, the same could be said of the East End. And what better way of starting over than with a new home in the Hamptons?

Historic Springs has long been a desirable enclave, attracting artists and creatives with its quiet beauty and privacy. Sotheby International Realty’s Rylan Jacka has the listing of culinary great Pierre Franey’s former home—restored with entertaining in mind and every modern comfort for today’s discerning buyer. Set on nearly 3 acres with extensive flower and vegetable gardens, and a flock of heritage hens that will provide you with daily fresh eggs, the three-bedroom, three-bath home is located midway between the famous Springs General Store and Louse Point Beach.

A screened-in sunroom complete with wet bar and wine fridge bring the outside in and make the home perfect for entertaining. Lots of landscaped lawn and a heated gunite pool and outdoor shower complete the bucolic scene, while inside the kitchen, Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances and marble countertops befit the former home of a top chef. 210 Old Stone Highway is asking $3,500,000.

A finished attic with a view in East Hampton.  Photo courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Less than a block from East Hampton Village’s Main Beach, a multigenerational home offers seven bedrooms and six and-a-half baths. Built in the early 1900s, the 2002 restoration captures the classic aesthetic and charm of old East Hampton while offering all the modern conveniences. Billowing hydrangeas frame an old-fashioned front porch, while an open living room and dining room, both with wood-burning fireplaces, flow through French doors to a covered porch, picture perfect for alfresco dining. Second-floor bedrooms are spread across two wings, including a large primary suite with two bathrooms and a pair of walk-in closets. A finished attic can be used for recreation or storage, and features views of Maidstone Club and the Atlantic Ocean. Mature landscaping surrounds a built-in barbecue and heated gunite pool. Mr. Lockwood—for whom this private lane is named—had this house built for his family, and it’s one of only three homes on the lane. It’s listed with Martha Gundersen and Paul Brennan of Douglas Elliman and asking $12,900,000.