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The most iconic sites in the Hamptons

Check out these historic and iconic buildings on the East End

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While the Hamptons may not have iconic skyscrapers the way that urban cities will, we do have plenty of architectural masterpieces floating around the East End—some of which are even for sale.

Know of an iconic site that you don’t see here? Leave it in the comments—we update our maps regularly.

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1. The Double Diamond House

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615 Dune Rd
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978

Designed by Andrew Geller in 1958, the Double Diamond House on Dune Road in Westhampton Beach is owned by Jonathan Pearlroth, who worked to renovate and restore the iconic home in 2013.

He has put the oceanfront home up for rent for several summers, most recently asking $250,000 for Memorial Day to Labor Day.

2. The Big Duck

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1012 NY-24
Flanders, NY 11901
(631) 852-8292
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The Big Duck was originally built in 1931, at which time it acted as a poultry store and you could literally buy duck from the Big Duck. It’s been relocated several times, but it currently stands on Flanders Road, now acting as a tourist destination with information and souvenirs.

Here’s a fun fact: The Big Duck’s eyes are made from Ford Model T tail lights, which glow red at night.

3. The Thomas Halsey Homestead

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249 S Main St
Southampton, NY 11968
(631) 283-2494
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This house was built in 1660; its owner, Thomas Halsey, was one of the original families who bought property from the Shinnecocks in 1640. Believed to be the oldest English-style house in New York State, the building is filled with 17th and 18th century furnishings.

4. Halcyon Lodge

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436 Gin Ln
Southampton, NY 11968

Halcyon Lodge is one of Southampton Village's original cottage colony homes. It is a rare example of the stick style, of which there may only be one other remaining in the village. In 1951, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ford II, the owners, commissioned Philip Johnson to add a glass addition to the residence.

5. Parrish Art Museum

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279 Montauk Hwy
Water Mill, NY 11976
(631) 283-2118
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The famous museum in Water Mill has has Roy Lichtenstein’s Tokyo Brushstroke I & II on display outside since April of 2014.

6. Claudio's Restaurant

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111 Main St
Greenport, NY 11944
(631) 477-0627
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Up until recently Claduio’s has been owned by the same family. In fact, it’s the longest family ownership of a restaurant by the same family in the US, and it’s a national historic landmark.

7. Beebe Windmill

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Ocean Rd
Bridgehampton, NY

One of the many windmills on the East End, the Beebe Windmill sits on the southeast corner of Ocean Road and Hildreth Avenue in Bridgehampton. Built in 1820, the windmill first stood in Sag Harbor, but was later moved to Bridgehampton. In 1977, it was in a Historic American Engineering Record and reportedly one of the first Long Island windmills to have cast iron gears, among other features.

8. Old Whaler’s Church

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44 Union St
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
(631) 725-0894
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Sag Harbor’s First Presbyterian Church—more commonly known as the Old Whaler’s Church—was built in 1844 in the Egyptian Revival style. Designed by Minard Lafever, the church also contains Greek Revival elements, especially inside the building. Its original steeple, which stood 185 feet high, was destroyed by the 1938 hurricane.

9. Kilkare

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40 Georgica Association Rd
Wainscott, NY 11975

Featured in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, this historic oceanfront Wainscott home has only been on the market twice since it was built in 1877.

10. Grey Gardens

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3 West End Rd
East Hampton, NY 11937

Made famous by the 1975 documentary Grey Gardens, this Georgica section home in East Hampton sold to a new owner after former residents Sally Quinn and late husband Ben Bradlee completely renovated the home when they purchased it from Big Edie and Little Edit Beale in 1979.

11. Jewish Center of the Hamptons

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44 Woods Ln
East Hampton, NY 11937
(631) 324-9858
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The sanctuary, Shaarey Pardes (Gates of the Grove), is considered architect Norman Jaffe's masterwork. It is immersed in symbolism. Architecture critic Paul Goldberger once called it "a building that is at once a gentle tent and a powerful monument, at once a civic presence that celebrates community and a place of quiet meditation that honors solitude."

12. Gardiner Mill

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14 James Ln
East Hampton, NY 11937

On the east side of Town Pond, this mill was built by Nathaniel Dominy V for John Lyon Gardiner. The mill was completed on September 28, 1804 and cost about $1,300—which, at the time, was more than any other residence in East Hampton. The mill continued to operate until 1900.

13. Pollock-Krasner House

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830 Springs Fireplace Rd
East Hampton, NY 11937
(631) 324-4929
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Jackson Pollack and Lee Krasner famously lived in Springs, and the Pollack-Krasner House and Study Center—now a part of Stony Brook University—actually still has all of the furnishings that were in the house when Krasner died in 1984.

14. Eothen

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16 Cliff Dr
Montauk, NY 11954

Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey’s famous Montauk compound has had many famous guests, including Liza Manelli, Mick Jagger, John Lennon, Elizabeth Taylor, and Jackie Kennedy Onassis. On over 30 acres of land, the property has almost 15,000 square feet of living space.

15. Camp Hero State Park

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Camp Hero State Park
Montauk, NY 11954

Camp Hero State Park is actually the place that the cult-favorite television show Stranger Things was based on. And let’s face it—that radio tower is just a bit creepy.

16. Montauk Lighthouse

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Montauk Point State Pkwy
Montauk, NY 11954

The Montauk Lighthouse, commissioned by President Washington, was the first public works project of the new United States. It was first lit in 1797 with eight whale-oil lamps. Today, erosion control of the site is still a concern.

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1. The Double Diamond House

615 Dune Rd, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978

Designed by Andrew Geller in 1958, the Double Diamond House on Dune Road in Westhampton Beach is owned by Jonathan Pearlroth, who worked to renovate and restore the iconic home in 2013.

He has put the oceanfront home up for rent for several summers, most recently asking $250,000 for Memorial Day to Labor Day.

615 Dune Rd
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978

2. The Big Duck

1012 NY-24, Flanders, NY 11901

The Big Duck was originally built in 1931, at which time it acted as a poultry store and you could literally buy duck from the Big Duck. It’s been relocated several times, but it currently stands on Flanders Road, now acting as a tourist destination with information and souvenirs.

Here’s a fun fact: The Big Duck’s eyes are made from Ford Model T tail lights, which glow red at night.

1012 NY-24
Flanders, NY 11901

3. The Thomas Halsey Homestead

249 S Main St, Southampton, NY 11968

This house was built in 1660; its owner, Thomas Halsey, was one of the original families who bought property from the Shinnecocks in 1640. Believed to be the oldest English-style house in New York State, the building is filled with 17th and 18th century furnishings.

249 S Main St
Southampton, NY 11968

4. Halcyon Lodge

436 Gin Ln, Southampton, NY 11968

Halcyon Lodge is one of Southampton Village's original cottage colony homes. It is a rare example of the stick style, of which there may only be one other remaining in the village. In 1951, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ford II, the owners, commissioned Philip Johnson to add a glass addition to the residence.

436 Gin Ln
Southampton, NY 11968

5. Parrish Art Museum

279 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976

The famous museum in Water Mill has has Roy Lichtenstein’s Tokyo Brushstroke I & II on display outside since April of 2014.

279 Montauk Hwy
Water Mill, NY 11976

6. Claudio's Restaurant

111 Main St, Greenport, NY 11944

Up until recently Claduio’s has been owned by the same family. In fact, it’s the longest family ownership of a restaurant by the same family in the US, and it’s a national historic landmark.

111 Main St
Greenport, NY 11944

7. Beebe Windmill

Ocean Rd, Bridgehampton, NY

One of the many windmills on the East End, the Beebe Windmill sits on the southeast corner of Ocean Road and Hildreth Avenue in Bridgehampton. Built in 1820, the windmill first stood in Sag Harbor, but was later moved to Bridgehampton. In 1977, it was in a Historic American Engineering Record and reportedly one of the first Long Island windmills to have cast iron gears, among other features.

Ocean Rd
Bridgehampton, NY

8. Old Whaler’s Church

44 Union St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963

Sag Harbor’s First Presbyterian Church—more commonly known as the Old Whaler’s Church—was built in 1844 in the Egyptian Revival style. Designed by Minard Lafever, the church also contains Greek Revival elements, especially inside the building. Its original steeple, which stood 185 feet high, was destroyed by the 1938 hurricane.

44 Union St
Sag Harbor, NY 11963

9. Kilkare

40 Georgica Association Rd, Wainscott, NY 11975

Featured in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, this historic oceanfront Wainscott home has only been on the market twice since it was built in 1877.

40 Georgica Association Rd
Wainscott, NY 11975

10. Grey Gardens

3 West End Rd, East Hampton, NY 11937

Made famous by the 1975 documentary Grey Gardens, this Georgica section home in East Hampton sold to a new owner after former residents Sally Quinn and late husband Ben Bradlee completely renovated the home when they purchased it from Big Edie and Little Edit Beale in 1979.

3 West End Rd
East Hampton, NY 11937

11. Jewish Center of the Hamptons

44 Woods Ln, East Hampton, NY 11937

The sanctuary, Shaarey Pardes (Gates of the Grove), is considered architect Norman Jaffe's masterwork. It is immersed in symbolism. Architecture critic Paul Goldberger once called it "a building that is at once a gentle tent and a powerful monument, at once a civic presence that celebrates community and a place of quiet meditation that honors solitude."

44 Woods Ln
East Hampton, NY 11937

12. Gardiner Mill

14 James Ln, East Hampton, NY 11937

On the east side of Town Pond, this mill was built by Nathaniel Dominy V for John Lyon Gardiner. The mill was completed on September 28, 1804 and cost about $1,300—which, at the time, was more than any other residence in East Hampton. The mill continued to operate until 1900.

14 James Ln
East Hampton, NY 11937

13. Pollock-Krasner House

830 Springs Fireplace Rd, East Hampton, NY 11937

Jackson Pollack and Lee Krasner famously lived in Springs, and the Pollack-Krasner House and Study Center—now a part of Stony Brook University—actually still has all of the furnishings that were in the house when Krasner died in 1984.

830 Springs Fireplace Rd
East Hampton, NY 11937

14. Eothen

16 Cliff Dr, Montauk, NY 11954

Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey’s famous Montauk compound has had many famous guests, including Liza Manelli, Mick Jagger, John Lennon, Elizabeth Taylor, and Jackie Kennedy Onassis. On over 30 acres of land, the property has almost 15,000 square feet of living space.

16 Cliff Dr
Montauk, NY 11954

15. Camp Hero State Park

Camp Hero State Park, Montauk, NY 11954

Camp Hero State Park is actually the place that the cult-favorite television show Stranger Things was based on. And let’s face it—that radio tower is just a bit creepy.

Camp Hero State Park
Montauk, NY 11954

16. Montauk Lighthouse

Montauk Point State Pkwy, Montauk, NY 11954

The Montauk Lighthouse, commissioned by President Washington, was the first public works project of the new United States. It was first lit in 1797 with eight whale-oil lamps. Today, erosion control of the site is still a concern.

Montauk Point State Pkwy
Montauk, NY 11954