Welcome back to a special Renovation Week edition of Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what you can rent or buy for a set dollar amount in various Hamptons towns. Is one person's studio another person's palace? Let's find out! Today's price: about $4M.
↑ This 4500 square foot Southampton house is what summer in the Hamptons is all about. Built in 1930 and beautifully renovated, there are six bedrooms and five full baths on three floors. Outside there’s a heated salt water pool, outside shower, renovated pool house with fireplace and an inviting bluestone patio with awning for entertaining.
↑ The only drawback to this beautiful property, set on 0.9 of an acre, is that it's on Main Street in East Hampton. The circa 1800 house is 4000 square feet with six bedrooms and 4.5 baths, and offers old charm with modern amenities, such as the handsome renovated kitchen. The gardens feature a wisteria-covered arbor, a pool, and bounteous hydrangeas.
↑ Another Main Street, East Hampton, home was basically reconstructed in 2015. On half an acre, there's now 5500 square feet of space that combines ancient (beams and old fireplaces) and modern, including a gym and media room. In the rear are a heated gunite pool, gardens and artist’s studio/garage.
↑ In Water Mill, this 2600 square foot renovated house is kind of a mishmash. The interiors, which were renovated and updated in 2011, still seem a bit chaotic. There are four bedrooms and three baths. The real star here is the location, south of the highway and with its own private dock on Calf Creek accessing Mecox Bay. With 0.66 acre of land, there's room for a pool if desired.
↑ This 1889 Quogue Dutch colonial used to be part of the estate next door. It was recently added on to, although the interiors are kind of stuffy and formal, needing loosening up. There's 3000 square feet, four bedrooms and 3.5 baths, set on 1.2 acres with a pool and generous-sized patio for entertaining, along with sweet porches for relaxing.