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Late Billionaire Sheldon Solow’s Waterfront Wainscott Estate Asks $70M

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A one-of-a-kind 14-acre waterfront estate in Wainscott, and the home of the late billionaire Manhattan real estate developer Sheldon Solow, has been listed for $70 million.

The property at 30 Mathews Road, which boasts more than 800 feet of water frontage on Georgica Pond and views of the Atlantic Ocean in the distance.

“30 Mathews was the dream home” of Solow, according to Douglas Elliman’s Kyle Rosko, one of the listing agents. “This exclusive piece of property is truly a unicorn, it has over 800 feet of south-facing waterfront with an 180-degree curvature to it, providing an overwhelming sense of privacy and an unparalleled perspective from almost every room in the home. A bonus to this piece of land is that it can be subdivided to create a second estate with pool, pool house and tennis court for any interested buyers.”

Marcy Braun, Paul Brennan and Martha Gundersen are also representing the property.

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A long, winding driveway cuts through the parklike grounds, where a 10,000-square-foot home sits amid a rolling lawn and mature specimen plantings. The seven-bedroom shingled-style home was designed by the noted architect Paul Rice and built in 2010 by Ben Krupinski Builder.

A double-height foyer leads to a formal dining room with fireplace. The open kitchen is adjacent and features a breakfast area and a family room with French doors for access to a screened porch and a long, covered porch, designed to blend the indoor and outdoor living space, according to the listing.

A stately library with a fireplace, a living room, a sunroom with a full wet bar and an en-suite staff or guest bedroom round out the first floor.

Upstairs offers five ensuite bedrooms, including the spacious master suite. The master provides a sitting room with a fireplace, a large walk-in closet, a bathroom with double vanities, a soaking tub and a shower, and a private balcony with views of the grounds and water.

The finished lower level offers an open recreation space, a home theater, a gym with a steam shower, a seventh bedroom and the ability to create an eighth bedroom if needed.

Off to one side of the house is a gunite pool that overlooks Georgica Pond. A pool house is nearby. There is also a detached three-car garage.

Taxes on the 13.89-acre property are currently $49,235.

Solow died in August 2020 at age 92. He purchased the vacant property for $19.5 million in 2006, according to records.

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Montauk Home With 2-Year Beach Resort Membership Asks $5.5M

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Not only will the buyer of this expansive Montauk home get a beautiful home on 1.6 acres with views of the ocean from nearly every room, but they will also get a two-year membership to Gurney’s Montauk Resort, just down the block. The approximately 5,400-square-foot home at 16 Fir Lane is listed for $5.5 million with Jackie Lowey of Saunders & Associates.

Located in the coveted Hither Woods area, a long driveway leads to the home. Just past a two-car detached garage is the well-appointed shingled home with a large covered wrap-around porch where the views of the Atlantic Ocean begin. The front door opens to a large foyer that leads to the large dining room that features a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and a view of the ocean in the distance.

A large eat-in gourmet kitchen offers a Dacor range with a warming drawer in the center island, additional wall ovens, four Fisher& Paykel dishwasher drawers and a Sub-Zero refrigerator. Natural light pours in from the wall of windows.

Just beyond the peninsula island is a large living room, which features another floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace. French doors lead to another covered porch.

There are a total of six bedrooms and six-and-a-half baths. An ensuite bedroom is located on the first floor, along with a powder room. Upstairs, there are three ensuite bedrooms and two guests rooms that share a bathroom.

As for the second-floor master suite, it is generously sized and boasts a panoramic ocean view and a private balcony. A laundry room can also be found upstairs for added convenience.

The finished lower level provides a full bathroom and additional living or recreation space. “Your guests will swoon over the large, plush home theater with projector and stadium seating,” the listing says.

The property is well-landscaped from the rolling manicured front lawn to the gardens. A gunite pool and hexagonal-shaped spa is surrounded by a stone patio and mature trees for privacy and shade. A pool house offers a full bathroom, a kitchenette, and an outdoor shower. There is also an outdoor kitchen.

Gurney’s resort beach club, which requires a $30,000 fee for seasonal membership, is nearby and new owners will be able to enjoy its luxurious amenities since the home comes with a two-year membership just to sweeten the pot.

[Listing: 16 Fir Lane, Montauk |Broker: Jackie Lowey, Saunders & Associates] GMAP

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Million Dollar Listing Star Lists Massive Quiogue Peninsula Estate For $16.5M

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The home at 111 Meeting House Road on Quiogue is SERHANT's first listing in the Hamptons. (Kathleen O'Donnell)

Meghan and Harry, can you hear me? Behind the gates of a four-acre property on the Quiogue peninsula, down a long driveway, just past the motor court, sits a home with 22,000 square feet of living space surrounded by well-landscaped grounds.

Ryan Serhant, star of Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing New York, and his newly founded brokerage, SERHANT, have brought this home to the market, the new firm’s first foray into the Hamptons real estate scene.

The asking price: $16.5 million.

“111 Meeting House Road is a stunning, one-of-a-kind property that combines the best of interior and landscape design, resort life at home, entertaining guests, working from home and luxurious Hamptons living,” says Serhant, CEO of SERHANT, in a statement to Behind The Hedges.

The property is listed by Serhant himself and Shawn Egan, a Hamptons-based agent who recently left another firm to join SERHANT about a month ago.

Black cerused oak walls in the bar room are striking. (Kathleen O’Donnell)

The home is impressive, not only for its size, but what it holds inside—40 rooms with many unique features such as a live theater with a stage, a dance room and an octagonal indoor pool below a conservatory, with glass floors, that looks down at the pool. In addition to the main home, there is a 1,500-square-foot carriage house, an outdoor pool and a pool house wiht a kitchenette.

“It’s one of the biggest houses I’ve been,” Egan said by phone recently (and he’s been in some pretty big homes as one of the top agents at his former firm).

“It’s a very fun house too—there’s a dance room with a disco ball. And it’s decorated beautifully. Absolutely gorgeous.”

It is, by far, the most expensive listing on the small west-of-the-canal peninsula, a quaint hamlet nestled between Quogue and Westhampton Beach. The next priciest home on the market is Meadowcroft, a storied historic home on Quantuck Bay, listed with Enzo Morabito of Douglas Elliman for $13 million.

The Meeting House Road home was designed by the award-winning companies, Bruce Nagel + Partners, an architecture firm based in Westhampton Beach, and Pembrooke & Ives, interior designers in Manhattan. Built in 2008, we’ve been told it has hosted many notable guests at the numerous weddings, parties, and fundraisers that have been held there over the years.

In total, between the two houses, there are 13 bedrooms and 11 full bathrooms. Two rotundas separate different wings of the main house, which boasts three levels. The primary suite wing measures a whopping 4,000 square feet and includes a bedroom, terrace, dual walk-in closets, and two private offices, so you never have to share.

The house sit son four acres and offers two swimming pools, including one inside. (Kathleen O’Donnell)
Kathleen O’Donnell

The home also features six fireplaces, an elevator servicing all three floors and a whole-house generator (especially impressive given the home’s size).

The kitchens are equipped with top- of-the-line appliances from Viking, Bosch and Sub-Zero. Plus, there is a butler’s pantry for ease in entertaining. There is a bar room with black cerused oak walls with a tasting table, “posh seating” and custom built-ins to showcase wines and spirits, according to the listing.

The lower level holds a large recreation space, where you will find the dance hall, fitness and Pilates rooms with a locker room and a full shower, a game room, a pantry with additional laundry systems and an indoor theater. There is also a safe and file storage room.

Lighting was custom designed by Shine Design and there is also a state-of-the-art Crestron automation system.

There are lots of outdoor seating areas. (Kathleen O’Donnell)

Several screened porches lend themselves to the indoor/outdoor living experience. The outdoor space is enhanced by old growth trees, expansive lawns and new landscaping, designed by Hollander Design Landscape Architects.

An outdoor gunite pool has an adjacent deck and pavilion that offers a shaded lounge space, changing rooms and a kitchenette.

The property also includes three- and four-car garages at the end of the motor court. Truly a property fit for royalty.

“We’re proud to have this notable listing represented by SERHANT Signature, our firm’s specialty division designed to serve high net worth clients,” Serhant adds.

This article first appeared in the June 2021 issue of Behind The Hedges.

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Southampton Home of Late Sporting Painter Henry Koehler Asks $2.2M

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The late Henry W. Koehler, one of the top sporting artists in the world, painted many of his equestrian paintings, for which he was known, in his studio in his quaint Southampton Village home. That house, at 80 North Main St., has been put on the market by his estate for $2.295 million.

Koehler, who died in late 2018 at the age of 91, owned the 1880s cedar-shingled traditional for 30 years. It sits on over a half-acre, in the heart of the village, and offers four bedrooms and three full baths.

His artwork once appeared on a U.S. postage stamp to mark the 100th anniversary of the Kentucky Derby, and his work can be found at the National Racing Museum in Saratoga Springs and in the National Horse Racing Museum at Newmarket in Great Britain. The Hampton Classic Horse Show here on the East End featured his work five times.

In addition to an equestrian focus, he also was known to paint sailing scenes. In fact, it was his image of a sailing regatta that appeared on the cover of a 1960 Sports Illustrated issue that led Jacqueline Kennedy to commission a painting of her husband, John F. Kennedy.

Other collectors of his work include Ralph Lauren, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles.

Southampton Village is where Koehler made his home.

The architecturally classic center hallway leads to the 25-foot living room, which features a wood burning fireplace. The hallway is flanked by a south facing library and a four bedroom that can also be used an office.

Western exposures provide natural light throughout the day, we’re told. The eat-in kitchen is large and charming with a bistro tiled floor.

Upstairs is where you will find three double bedrooms and two full bathrooms and, the most special of all, the bonus room that was Koehler’s artist’s studio. Exposures to the north, east and west make it a delight no matter how one chooses to use it.

[Listing: 80 North Main Street, Southampton Village | Broker: Ritchey Howe and Mary Ferrer, Sotheby’s International Realty] GMAP

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Gavin Zeigler for Sotheby’s International Realty
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Long Island’s Last Shell Fishing Shuckers Shack Asks $1.1M

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A quaint cottage in a historical section of Greenport, once a “shell fishing shuckers shack,” offers water views from every window, a private sandy beach on one side and a private dock on the other. The unparalleled vistas at 24 Sandy Beach Road lead to its listing price at $1.195 million.

The one-bedroom, one-bath cottage, listed with Douglas Elliman Real Estate, is located on a peninsula at the entrance of Stirling Basin at the southeastern most point of the Village of Greenport. The area, now known as the Sandy Beach Historic District, is associated with early local commercial scalloping on the East End, an industry that began around 1872.

By 1886, however, the shacks were converted into bungalows for summer residents and they remain in popular demand due to the spectacular water views. There is evidence that the cottage at 24 Sandy Beach Road, first built in 1872, is the last shell fishing shuckers shack on Long Island, according to a file at the State Historic Preservation Office.

The year-round beach house may be small, but it has been fully updated. There is a large screened-in porch for enjoying the summer breezes off Greenport Harbor. The bedroom is toward the front of the house with another screened-in porch on the water side of the house.

The open living space includes a new kitchen and the living room with exposed beams. In addition to the full bathroom, there is also a washing machine and dryer and two large overhead fans. Solar panels on the roof can fully charge an electric vehicle.

“As a unique bit of history, the original, pull down oyster shucking shelf can still be found inside,” we were told.

Step outside onto a private sandy beach, or head over to the home’s private dock on the other side of the home. The property’s positioning on the water allows for paddle boarding, kayaking, sailing or boating right from the house.

[Listing: 24 Sandy Beach Road, Greenport|Brokers: Jill Dunbar and Alexander Aquino, Douglas Elliman] GMAP

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‘Lifespan Extending’ Bioscleave House in East Hampton Asks $975K

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The unique and colorful East Hampton home, known as the Bioscleave House (Lifespan Extending Villa) has been relisted, this time at $975,000 with Brown Harris Stevens’ J.B. D’Santos.

Located on 1.1-acre of land at 113 Springy Banks Road, the house is the only realized American project of avant-garde artists Madeline Gins and her husband, Shusaku Arakawa, who went only by his last name according to a 2019 article in The New York Times Magazine.

The couple believed in a philosophy called Reversible Destiny, which was at the center of their work at the Bioscleave House. They were protégés of the surrealist artist Marcel Duchamp, a pioneer of the Dada movement that questioned long-held assumptions about what art should be and how it should be made. Gins, who grew up in Island Park on Long Island, and Arakawa, a Japanese national, were conceptual artists who dabbled in architecture and believed their structures could allow inhabitants eternal life.

“They posited that buildings could be designed to increase mental and physical stimulation, which would, in turn, prolong life indefinitely,” The Times explained. “An aversion to right angles, an absence of symmetry and a constant shifting of elevations would stimulate the immune system, sharpen the mind and lead to immortality.”

The couple connected two houses, a 2,700-square-foot house of their own design and the original structure, a 900-square-foot architecturally significant A-frame designed in the 1960s by the architect Carl Koch, a pioneer of prefab construction.

Their modernist, cubist design is “a landscape of shifting forms punctuated by 52 colors,” D’Santos says (aquamarine and bubble-gum pink to name a few). Koch’s original part of the house had been inspired by Bauhaus, a combination of the Arts and Crafts movement with modernism, and served as a simple and modern summer cottage, D’Santos explains.

Angela Gallmann, an Italian art collector, commissioned Gins and Arakawa to build the East Hampton home, but it took an anonymous group of investors later to complete the project in 2008, The Times reported.

“In total, the two houses and the ‘in-between’ link form an architectural collage containing 3,400 square feet,” the listing says. The house offers four bedrooms, two and a half baths, a studio/study room that could be made into a fifth bedroom, a traditional living room and a sunken Italian country kitchen, and more.

The house begins in Koch’s design with the living room that features a fireplace, two bedrooms, one and one-half baths, a full basement and floor-to-ceiling sliding doors and windows.

A raised dining and work platform is surrounded by four “landing sites,” large, high and open cubic volumes designed by Gins and Arakawa. “There are many ‘metaphysical’ small slopes, hills, nooks, and crannies made of Japanese rammed earth country floor to stimulate the feet, a kind of kaleidoscopic laboratory or incubator for living well and longer,” the listing explains.

The two houses are said to create an upbeat, energetic collective compound, as well as a cultural and architectural collection.

Over the years, the home has been listed as high as $2.495 million.

It will be interesting to see if its new price point does the trick.

[Listing: 113 Springy Banks Road, East Hampton |Broker: J.B. D’Santos] GMAP

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Shutterstock CEO Jonathan Oringer’s Bridgehampton Home Asks $52M

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A rather striking modern home just feet from the ocean surf in Bridgehampton has found its way back on the market. The 10,300-square-foot home which sits on slightly more than two acres at 125 Mid Ocean Drive was listed last week for $52 million with Douglas Elliman Real Estate’s Erica Grossman and Michaela Keszler.

The house, which has 160.46 feet of ocean frontage, sold for $40 million in 2014 when it was reported that Jonathan Oringer, the billionaire founder of Shutterstock, a stock media and editing tools provider, was the buyer.

Grossman and Keszler declined to comment through Douglas Elliman.

“The ocean can be seen and heard from anywhere on the property, creating an atmosphere of relaxed paradise,” they say in the listing.

Built in 2014 by Ben Krupinski Builder, the home was designed by Barnes Coy Architects with detailed elements and every turn. Interior features include walnut and limestone floors throughout, high ceilings and floor to ceiling glass windows and doors, letting natural light flow into each space.

The main floor includes an open gourmet kitchen, a dining area, a living room and large den/media room with a custom bar area.

There is also a large gym with a half bath, an office, and a studio. A game room/play room with a private spa area leads to the pool deck and outdoor space.

An infinity edge gunite pool with a spa and sun shelf are not to be overshadowed by the ocean view. An outdoor kitchen offers a grilling station and an adjacent outdoor living room features a fireplace and a television allowing for true indoor-outdoor living on the 1,800 square feet of patio/terraces and outdoor entertainment space.

The expansive living spaces and ocean views continues on the upper levels. There are a total of eight bedrooms, nine bathrooms and three half baths in the home. A master suite on its own floor with office, grand bathroom with soaking tub, and an ocean view terrace.

All of the bathrooms are equipped with custom stone and high-end fixtures, as well modern and open showers, with no detail left unnoticed, the listing says.

There is also radiant flooring throughout and a Crestron smart home Lutron lighting system.

Speaking of lighting, the private walkway to the beach is lit so you can find your way down to the sandy beach at any time.

[Listing: 125 Mid Ocean Drive, Bridgehampton |Brokers: Erica Grossman and Michaela Keszler, Douglas Elliman] GMAP

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Hamptons Beach House of NY Times Bestselling Author For Rent This Summer

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The Westhampton Beach home of New York Times bestselling author Helen Simonson, author of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand and The Summer Before the War, is available for rent this summer.

Aside from getting a 3,000-square-foot home near the village plus a pool, this rental also aptly has a writing studio — perhaps the renter will draw some inspiration from Simonson’s abode?

Listed exclusively with Aimee Fitzpatrick Martin of Saunders & Associates, the home at 19 Bayfield Lane is asking $40,000 for June, $60,000 for July and $75,000 for August through Labor Day.

A 20th century farmhouse, it offers five bedrooms and four bathrooms, situated behind hedges on a quiet street in the estate section. The home is two minutes from Main Street and five minutes to the ocean beaches, making it one of the most ideal spots we’ve come across yet.

An expansive lawn leads to a lovely wrap-around porch. Inside the home, there is a charming living room with a fireplace, a dining room, and a den.

The eat-in kitchen has lots of natural light thanks to a wall of windows and a butler’s pantry. A screen-in back porch features pot-belly gas stove.

Five bedrooms and three of the four bathrooms are located on the second floor.

As a summer renter, you’ll want to spend most of your time outdoors. The pool is heated and offers child safety protections. There is also a pool house and an outdoor shower for getting the sand off your feet after the beach.

But, if you must work, there is a dedicated writing studio out back in a 19th century barn with a second-floor studio (The pool house and the barn both offer desks). The barn also holds a pool table, but there is also ping pong, foosball, air hockey. The barn also offers storage for cars and bikes.

We’re sure, no matter what, you’ll find a spot to relax the arbor and rose bushes along the manicured lawns. May we suggest the hammock?

[Listing: 19 Bayfield Lane, Westhampton Beach |Broker: Aimee Fitzpatrick Martin, Saunders & Associates] GMAP

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A space with lots of games in a 19th-century barn on the property 19 Bayfield Lane, Westhampton
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Cannabis Company Purchasing Land on North Fork for $42.5M

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Columbia Care Inc. has purchased 34 acres at Van de Wetering Greenhouses in Jamesport.

A fast-growing cannabis company has purchased a 34-acre property in Jamesport for a $42.5 million from Van de Wetering Greenhouses in one of the largest purchases in the burgeoning industry. It is the first known marijuana-related real estate buy on the East End since New York State legalized adult-use cannabis in March. 

Columbia Care Inc., which already operates a medical cannabis dispensary in Riverhead, has plans for a cultivation site at 5784 Sound Avenue with the first harvest and sales for the state’s medical marijuana program expected later this year.

The purchase is being completed in two phases, the second of which will include 740,000 square feet of greenhouse space, which Van de Wetering currently uses for growing ornamental flowers and other plants. The space allows for 200,000 square feet of “incremental grow capacity, situated perfectly for both retail distribution to Columbia Care’s three NYC and Long Island dispensaries and wholesale distribution to the most densely populated metropolitan area in the United States,” according to a statement.

It will be one of the largest operating greenhouse sites on East Coast, the company said.

The total purchase price of $42.5M includes $15 million in cash and $27.5 million in Columbia Care stock, the publicly traded company said in its announcement. The company has already made an initial payment of $30 million, but the remaining $12.5 million in stock payment will be turned over in August when the second phase is complete.

“As a company whose roots are in New York, it has been incredibly important that we build a scalable, vertically-integrated operation in the state that not only delivers the very best quality and prices to our patients and partners today, but also ensures that we can continue to deliver on our mission to New Yorkers through future legal cannabis programs,” said Nicholas Vita, CEO of Columbia Care.

“This is a commitment to our patients, communities, regulators, elected officials and social equity partners that we are here for the long term and intend to be the leaders who define cannabis in New York State – made in New York, by New Yorkers for New Yorkers,” he said. “We are eager to see New York’s regulated market emerge as one of the top global cannabis markets, with some market size estimates exceeding $5B by 2025 and more than 75,000 jobs created by 2027. We intend to continue to invest in opportunities that support this growth for all.”

The new facility could be an economic driver for Suffolk County, and bring more jobs to eastern Long Island. According to a March 2021 report from the Long Island Association, legalization of adult-use marijuana in New York would increase economic output on Long Island by $878 million annually and create 7,316 jobs in the region. State and local governments would also benefit with increased tax revenues.

Van de Wetering’s owners previously planted and successfully harvested industrial hemp on-site, Columbia Care added. Van de Wetering is expected to continue operating on the site until late 2023. Walter Gravagna, the owner, was not immediately available.

The company, which began in 2012, already has a facility in Rochester that has served more than 120,000 medical cannabis patients in New York since 2015.

“The new site also allows the company to diversify its operations and open opportunities to create potential social equity business partnerships; a dedicated, federally licensed global medical cannabis manufacturing and research hub in Rochester; and support the company’s entrance into the state’s adult-use program,” according to a statement from the company.

Columbia Care currently operates 115 facilities, including 87 dispensaries and 28 cultivation and manufacturing facilities. It offers a myriad of cannabis products from flower, edibles, oils, and tablets, and manufactures brands including Seed & Strain, Amber and Platinum Label CBD.

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Luxurious Southampton Hideaway Asks $1M For Summer 2021

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A home on Southampton’s private Ram Island is a true refuge for anyone looking for a luxurious rental for a hideaway this summer. Listed exclusively with Sotheby’s International Realty there are several options for the summer 2021 season, but the whole summer will cost you $1 million.

This unique compound at 45 Ram Island Drive is set on about 15 acres overlooking Sebonac Creek on the northern half of the island (don’t worry, it’s still connected to the mainland).

“Ram Island is ideal for the discerning renter seeking a balance of restful island solitude with convenient access to the amenities and services of nearby Southampton Village,” says the listing, which is shared between Sotheby’s agents Harald Grant, Jonathan Smith and Lawrence Ingolia.

If Memorial Day through Labor Day isn’t for you, other options include July through Labor Day for $850,000 and rent for just July at $350,000. A rental of August through Labor Day is being offered for half a million.

Originally built in 1917, the main four-bedroom house has been expertly restored and decorated by Atelier AM, an interior design and architecture firm based in Los Angeles. There is also a guest cottage with an additional three bedrooms.

“Warm, oak paneling, expertly juxtaposed historic joinery and contemporary fixtures, and cozy, grand fireplaces inspire an immediate sense of ‘home’ and take the chill out of even the darkest January evening,” the listing says.

Spacious living areas lend themselves to indoor-outdoor living, exactly what you would want in a summer rental.  Open terraces and mahogany decks overlook the water, while glass-enclosed rooms take full advantage of the water views and sunsets.

There is also an outdoor kitchen for cooking al fresco.

In addition to a heated gunite pool that has views of the water, there is also a separate, private spot with a wooden hot tub. Located just on the the edge of the beach, the outdoor Japanese soaking tub is the perfect spot to take in a sunset.

The adjacent transitional-style two-story guest cottage boasts an open floor plan and has walls of glass overlooking the waterfront.

In addition, there is a separate yoga studio and spa building with a dedicated massage space and steam room, making this truly a retreat if we’ve ever seen one.

There is also a deep-water dock with a boathouse with a lounge area and plenty of space for storage of kayaks and paddle boards.

The 15-acre property has lots of space to enjoy nature as well. Mature specimen trees and gardens can be found throughout.

[Listing: 45 Ram Island Drive, Southampton |Brokers: Jonathan Smith, Lawrence Ingolia and Harald Grant] GMAP

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Courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty
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An outdoor kitchen. Courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty
Courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty
The boathouse has an amazing view. Courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty
The private massage room. Courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty
A pool with a view. Courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty
The outdoor Japanese soaking tub. Courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty
The guest cottage. Courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty
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Courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty
A tree house. Courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty
A view of the house lit up at night. Courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty

Courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty

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