A HOT HAMPTONS SUMMER
The best houses of the season, from the swankiest spreads for sale to the priciest rentals
BY ZACHARY KUSSIN
t may not seem like it yet, but summer is quickly approaching — and if you’re hoping to spend the season in the Hamptons, you’d better act now. “This was the busiest winter we’ve had since 2005,” said Judi Desiderio, the CEO of Hamptons-based Town and Country Real Estate.
This season comes on the heels of a big 2013 for the Hamptons market, which saw 2,055 home sales according to Town and Country’s year-end report. (That’s up 26 percent from 2012.) Desiderio considers May 1 to be the cut-off date for those wanting to purchase a home and enjoy it this year; after that, she recommends a seasonal
rental. “Stick your toe in,” suggests Desiderio. “See where you want to be.” Here’s our roundup of the top Hamptons properties currently for rent or sale. From the best amenities to the most interesting décor, these homes will capture your attention and ensure happy a happy summer season — or many down the line.
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Luxury Listings NYC | March/April 2014
obert A.M. Stern — known especially for his design of Manhattan’s tony 15 Central Park West — created this home on a 4.6-acre plot in Water Mill as “an interpretation of the Hamptons shingle-style home,” according to its listing. The spread asks $27.5 million. Inside the 6,100-square-foot home are seven bedrooms, five bathrooms and two half bathrooms. Outside, there are more than 300 feet of frontage and a dock on Mecox Bay. Sporty types can also enjoy a sunken all-weather tennis court, then a dip in the 42-by-20-foot gunite pool. Contact Harald Grant of Sotheby’s, email@example.com