Living on the water’s edge is a dream for many pursuing tranquility, beauty and serenity. The East End offers some of the country’s most breathtaking waterfront homes.
Whether a home is nestled on a lakefront, oceanfront or bayfront property, each provides an exquisite backdrop and peaceful setting. “Waterfront properties are selling, and Dune Road is hot right now,” shared Lynn November, a Licensed Associate and Real Estate Broker for Douglas Elliman who specializes in waterfront properties. “We’ve had a lot of activity for August and September and it looks like we’re going to have a great fall.”
When buying any property, one should always have a checklist.
Consider the below when it comes to waterfront homes:
1. Know your rights—there are rules and guidelines for building, boating and dockage.
2. Investigate flood risks (if any), insurance costs (FEMA), and property elevations.
3. If the home you’re interested in has an existing seawall, it’s important to have it inspected. Repairs and rebuilding can be extremely costly. These are only a few suggestions.
“After [Superstorm] Sandy buyers have become more educated and have shown more due diligence. It’s important to be informed and understand things like elevation levels,” November said.
With so many elegant properties, there are a few that stand out. Here are three to consider:
Our first property is a bayfront home located at 18 Apauck Point Lane in Westhampton. This magnificent 7 bedroom, 7.5 bath mansion set on 6.2 acres includes 320 feet of waterfront. It was built in 2000, offering 8,000 square feet of living space, plus its own private beach. Upon entry to the home, a grand foyer with a dual circular staircase welcomes you. Double height ceilings with natural wood open into a luxurious living room with a wood-burning fireplace. In addition, enjoy cooking in the spectacular gourmet chef’s kitchen, store your worldly delights in the butler’s pantry and enjoy family time at breakfast, lunch or dinner in the adjoining breakfast sitting area or in the home’s spacious formal dining room. Relax in the water view sitting den, bonus room and game room; and keep warm with the custom built-in fireplace. The master suite boasts a private sitting room with a double-sided gas fireplace, his and her walk-in closets and a grand private deck overlooking pristine grounds and waterfront elegance. Outside, a gunite pool and waterfall spa with pool house, Viking BBQ plus a three-car garage completes the package. Asking $10,999,999. 18apauckpointlane.com
Next up is a contemporary home located on Dune Road (in between the bridges). You will be impressed with 100 feet of ocean frontage. Innovative and dramatic best describe this exceptional 6 bedroom, 8.5 bathroom, oceanfront oasis. Outdoors, relax by the infinity-edge saltwater pool and spa, poolside screened in dining area and a cabana, all of which are surrounded by ample mahogany decking; plus a roof top deck for phenomenal sunrises and sunsets. Also included is a three-car garage. A right-of-way to bay with dock access holds up to a 20-foot boat, making this the ultimate waterfront retreat. Asking $8,999,999, 129duneroad.com
Our final listing is the best of both worlds—a 4 bedroom, 3 bath beach home, which offers open bay front at your fingertips with the ocean steps away. This bright, beachy floor plan has an open kitchen, living room and family room with a wood burning fireplace, all featuring vaulted ceilings and windows to take in the picturesque setting. Wide open decking surrounds the heated gunite swimming pool. This property is a boater’s dream. Asking $2,999,000.
Now that you have a water view in mind, it’s time to make an appointment and see what the East End has to offer.
Contact Lynn November at 631-288-6244, 631-680-4111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.