This Week's Best Beach House

American Beauty


Southampton – Great Peconic Bay

September 19, 2016

It is simply quintessential. Think Norman Rockwell with a contemporary twist. And, dream of gigantic, firey-orange sunsets over Great Peconic Bay. Perhaps you’ll be enjoying the view of Robins Island from your favorite spot on the wrap-around porch, with cocktail in hand. Or, maybe, you’ll be down on the private beach, preparing the bonfire for steaks, fresh-picked corn and, without a doubt, the mandatory après dîner smores.

The stretch of beach here is unusually uncluttered, dotted by only a few houses, each so beautiful and a good distance away. You’ll have that feeling of being ‘away’ at an exclusive resort, and you might find yourself asking: “Where am I?” Because, yes, it’s that special.

This house on Peconic Bay Avenue is what we picture when we imagine an American beach house. The unmistakable crunch from the gravel underfoot as you walk from the car; a two-story shingled traditional with dormers on the back side, wrapped by a covered wooden porch; open north, west and east-facing bay views from most rooms; a lush green lawn out back overlooking the beach and bay; gardens that bloom throughout the season; a heated, bayside gunite pool; a few wooden steps leading down to a private, sandy beach, and an American flag off in the distance, fluttering in a steady, salted breeze that blows from the bay.

Inside, you’ll find the environment just as special – a wonderfully sophisticated blend of traditional detail and contemporary finishes. White and pristine from a renovation completed in 2014 by Rimland Construction (East Hampton), there is 2,750 square feet of meticulously designed living space, cooled by cross breezes-and central a/c when needed. The main floor has a living room with fireplace and bar, an open dining room and a sun-filled library. The kitchen, also on the main floor, is one of the sexiest, sleekest kitchens I’ve come across in a long time: a mix of top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances with white, custom paneled Italian cabinets manufactured by Archlinea. The second level has a master suite with a separate sitting area and sweeping bay views plus three guest bedrooms. There are four beautifully appointed bathrooms, and along with the private beach access, there are two moorings.

This house is for sale, listed by Beate Moore and Jennifer Newman at Sotheby’s International Realty in Bridgehampton. Please contact them for more information. Offered at $7,725,000.

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