Although we’ve heard many rumbles about a slowing market in the Hamptons, properties will always move if they’re attractive and priced well. First up is this Amagansett home, which listed just about a month ago and is already sold. Asking $4.375M, the final price was $4.084M.
Set on two acres, the 4000 square foot house boasts five bedrooms and six baths. The finished lower level includes a bedroom and a recreation room, and the living room features 20 foot high ceilings. Outside, there’s a very pretty gunite saltwater pool with waterfall, along with patios, mahogany decking, a summer kitchen and an outdoor shower.
Next is the beautiful Benjamin Hope House, built in 1865 by a clockmaker by that name. It's recently undergone a meticulous restoration inside and out, even down to the fishscale slate mansard roof. It, too, sold very quickly: the asking price was $4.5M, and the price paid was just $100K less.
The reclaimed marble fireplaces perfectly complement the age and style of the house. There's 3800 square feet of space over three floors, including a top floor that's a "media and entertainment suite with an adjoining outdoor deck and year round rooftop garden pool and fire pit." Nice! There's also a private eating area in the tiny garden off the modern, simple kitchen and a terrace off the master suite, which also features a dressing area. In all, there are three bedrooms and three and a half baths.
Last up is a small ranch on sought-after Mill Hill Lane in East Hampton. Listing in May, the property, on a good-sized plot (0.4-acre) for the area, was snapped up immediately. Asking price was $2.695M; it closed for $2.65M.
The house is 1500 square feet, with three bedrooms and two baths. It could use an updated kitchen and baths, but is basically fine as is. It's surrounded by tall hedges for privacy and there are pretty gardens, including a wisteria trellis, as well as a gunite pool.
Congrats to the new owners: you made excellent buys.