The Finest Homes in the Hamptons for a Christmas Filled With WarmthDecember 1, 2018
Christmas is a time for family, friends and feasting. It is when relatives both near and far gather together for a grand celebration. And nothing makes the season more special than hosting it in a home that exudes warmth and comfort. Whether you want a house where you can hold a grand Christmas dinner or a more private getaway, the Hamptons offers some of the very finest options on the market. Here are some of our favourites that would make an ideal holiday home or indeed a perfect primary residence.
6 Old Town
This sprawling nine-bedroom home is located in the sought-after Old Town neighbourhood of Southampton and boasts quite a design pedigree. Noted builder John Kean and renowned designer Anthony Ingrao have crafted a masterpiece of architectural and interior design. With its cool grey-based hues, it certainly offers a palette that’s appropriate for winter, but the choice of plush fabrics and rich accents gives it the requisite warmth that will be a lovely respite from the December chill. The kitchen, considered to be the heart of the home, is a gorgeous work of modern design with a contrasting light and dark colour scheme. The dining room is a modern and sophisticated space with a glass-topped table, lovely artwork and a direct view of the backyard.
7 Bayfield Lane
Offering a total of twelve bedrooms, this home is well-suited for that big Christmas gathering. The house is located in a very private area of Westhampton Beach and sits on a plot spanning more than two acres. The imposing outer façade gives way to a stylish, contemporary and very comfortable interior space with an open plan concept and lovely wood flooring. The highlight is a beautiful modern kitchen with marble-topped counters and a dining area, opening out to a pack patio. The property also includes two guest houses if you have friends or family staying over for the holidays.
2020 Meadow Lane
Part of an immense eight-acre property, this magnificent house offers complete privacy so you can enjoy your holiday revelry without being disturbed. Sporting an impressive Mediterranean architectural style, the home has an interior aesthetic that blends classical design features with cutting-edge modernity. There are multiple seating and dining areas that help the entire house become an entertainment space, and of course there is a beautiful kitchen with stark white cabinetry and marble counters.
9 Seaponack Drive
Located in idyllic North Haven, this seven-bedroom home is a gorgeous example of post-modern architecture. Every surface is sleek, with a design that borders on minimalist. Brown, grey, beige and white creates a simple and understated design sense, combining warm and cool tones in often dramatic contrasts. Wood flooring is used throughout the home, including the large open kitchen with and stylish dining room. The kitchen features marble counters, beautiful island and a wine cooler.
258 Horsemill Lane
This charming mansion has the rustic look of a country cottage and is set on a plot of almost seven acres, surrounded by farmland and fronting on the beautiful Mecox Bay. The product of five years of intense work by the best architects and designers in the business, the home is a true labour of love and the meticulous attention to detail shows in every facet of its design. The interior has a very traditional yet strikingly unconventional aesthetic due to the use of dark wood in the walls, the flooring and the furniture. Sunlight streaming in through large windows provides a bright contrast and multiple fireplaces help to enhance the warm tones of the décor. Key features include a massive chef’s kitchen, an elegant formal dining room with hand painted Chinoise wallpaper and multiple sitting room and lounges.
412 First Neck Lane
Sitting in the heart of the Hamptons, this gorgeous 10-bedroom home was built in the 19th century and still has a beautiful traditionally designed outer facade. It underwent renovation starting in 2007, upgrading the interiors to a comfortable modern setup that has a few classical touches. Wood detailing and paneling can be found in much of the decor, complemented by stone and marble surfaces. The formal dining room, which adjoins a stunning open kitchen, would be the perfect setting for your Christmas meal. Alternatively, you can opt to sit in the sun room at the back of the house, surrounded by a white wintery landscape.
317 Murray Place
The Murray Compound is a historic area of Southampton, offering some extremely beautiful homes such as this family compound. The main building of the compound is a sprawling home designed in the style of a French chateau, with a stone façade and looming turrets. The interior is a classic country home, featuring warm hues, a combination of hardwood and brick flooring and stone fireplaces, with most of the materials imported from France. It feels very much like an ancestral home, the perfect place to bring the family together, and features unique elements such as a glass-topped dining table with rattan chairs and an old-fashioned eat-in kitchen finished in brick and stone.