New York Summer: Finest Homes in The Hamptons

Written by Arpan Ghosh

For anyone living in New York, summer can only mean one thing – a trip to The Hamptons. The quintessential holiday destination along the northeastern coastline of the state is renowned for its buzzing beaches, charming seaside villages, high-end boutiques and a fantastic selection of bars and restaurants.

The area has transformed itself from a fishing and farming haven to a bonafide beach resort in one of the most affluent communities in the United States. And if you are looking for your ideal summer home, then you might want to consider one of these magnificent residences. They all offer beautiful Colonial-era architecture with modern flourishes, large plots with plenty of privacy, and unique individual features such as home cinemas and even private bowling alleys. Here are the very finest homes for sale in The Hamptons.

Murray Place 1
Murray Place 2

Experience a slice of European elegance in one of the most classically American settings. This estate is styled after a medieval French chateau with its grey stone façade, turretlike chimneys and gabled roofs. Even some of the materials for the interior features have been imported from France. The property spans an impressive 6 acres, offering large gardens and open spaces to enjoy the summer weather in complete privacy, plus a 200-foot stretch of beachfront. There are plenty of options for relaxing and entertainment within the home, courtesy of multiple lounges, patio decks, terraces and four generously sized bedrooms.

Olde Towne Lane 1
Olde Towne Lane 2

This home looks like it could be the setting of a period drama in the vein of Downtown Abbey. It was built by renowned developer John C. Kean and is an impressive sight with a brick and fieldstone façade that takes on a particularly charming glow in the afternoon sun. The interiors, designed by Ingrao Inc., offer a combination of rustic country charm and modern elegance. White is the dominant colour in the palette, offset by neutral hues. Some of the standout features of the home include a 60-foot infinity pool, sunken tennis courts, a home gym, a bar, a wine cellar, a home cinema, a billiard room, and a professional two-lane bowling alley. Why go out at all when staying home gives you so much to do?

Meadow Lane 1
Meadow Lane 2

This very stately home sits on a property spanning 8 acres with direct frontage on the Atlantis Ocean. The interiors complement the beautiful façade perfectly, with a cream and white palette that has a gentle warm tone to it. Every single room is just picture perfect, embodying the essence of a country manor, and it also features a library with a fireplace – how could a home like this possibly not? The kitchen has been upgraded and renovated, featuring a sleek modern look and the bedrooms enjoy the most beautiful ocean views, ideal for waking up to on a quiet Sunday morning. The outdoor area has been beautifully landscaped with an abundance of mature greenery, and it also features a gazebo and tennis courts.

Halsey Neck Lane 1
Halsey Neck Lane 2

Yet another French-inspired home on our list, this beautiful estate was first built in the 1920’s by Peabody, Wilson and Brown, one of the pre-eminent architectural firms of its time. Although the home has since been renovated several times, great care has been taken to maintain its unique and regal character. The estate comprises a main house, two guest wings and a poolhouse, each designed in a slightly different style with different materials and even different roof types to maintain their distinction from each other while keeping a cohesive overall aesthetic. The interiors are the very picture of refinement with vaulted ceilings, elaborate chandeliers and French windows. The exterior space is especially gorgeous, offering a private swimming pool, manicured grounds, a large pond and a greenhouse.

Southampton 1
Southampton 2

This home, which was also designed by John C Kean, has a very classically American aesthetic and stunning modern interiors courtesy of Ingrao Inc. Each room within the impressive nine-bedroom house is unique – from a light gray wood-paneled lounge and bar to a dark blue living room with dark wood floors and a second lounge and bar with a games room that primarily features white and beige. The home includes a library, spa with massage and treatment rooms, and a private cinema. Are you a sports enthusiast? You have pool and table tennis to enjoy in the basement, as well as your very own basketball court. Outside, there is a sunken tennis court, plus an Olympic-sized heated swimming pool. And if that’s not enough, there is also a putting green on the rooftop. It’s the perfect summer destination, wrapped up in a gorgeous 4-acre plot.

Montauk Moorlands 1
Montauk Moorlands 2

This house has the look of a quaint country homestead and benefits from a location on the Montauk moorlands, giving it the most incredible views of the Atlantis Ocean. It sits on a whopping 20 acres of land, ensuring the utmost privacy whether you’re enjoying a quiet vacation or you’re lucky enough to be the owner of this stunning property. The minds behind the home were renowned 19th century architect Stanford White and Frederick Law Olmsted, widely considered to be ‘the father of landscape architecture’. Every room in the house has a look that is charmingly rustic with touches of modernity, from the great room, family lounge and formal dining room to the stylish kitchen, elegant bedrooms and private media room. The immense grounds are ideal for tranquil sunset strolls, and a five-minute walk will take you to a gorgeous swimming pond with a lawn and gazebo. There is also a tree-lined passageway leading to one of the largest private beaches in the area.