What’s fascinating about Hamptons real estate is that, much like Lindsay Lohan’s iconic revelation at the end of Mean Girls, the limit just doesn’t exist.
Multi-million dollar homes are expected. A home could have more square footage than one even knows what to do with. Extravagance is everything out east, and esteemed architect Robert A.M. Stern knew a thing or two about architecture that would embody exactly that quality, in a very tasteful way.
This Water Mill estate was built in 1986 as a “new interpretation of the Hamptons shingle style home,” according to its listing on Sotheby’s. The structure itself is 6,100-square-feet, with seven bedrooms, five full baths, and two half baths. Inside, the home features a double-height entry hall, an open floor plan, a bar, an elevator, and views from almost every room.
The home has almost everything that one would expect: Lots of natural lighting, a balcony off the master suite, a heated gunite pool, an all-weather tennis court, and even a gazebo, all led up to by a tree-lined driveway.
But there’s also the things that one would never expect. There’s a studio upstairs with panoramic views overlooking the bay, there are columned doorways throughout the home, and a straight-shot view to the bay right upon opening the front door. The exterior features a vegetable garden with brick pathways, and a covered outdoor dining patio. All this on 4.6 acres of land, asking $24,950,000.
- 86 Bay Lane [Sotheby’s International Realty]