Waterfront. Few words capture the prestige and promise of Hamptons real estate as perfectly, and few homes better capture the wonder of waterfront property than the ones you are about to explore. Whether your ideal is ocean-view or bayside, a secluded seaside getaways or an expansive estate, a property with timeless charms or even ties to Abraham Lincoln, journey with us to Westhampton Beach, Quogue and other points west (of the Shinnecock Canal, that is) and dive into a quintet of quintessential waterfront properties that you could call home.
Who can say their home has the same lineage as the Lincoln Memorial? Well, you can—if you make this 16,000-square-foot stunner your own. The 6.86-acre estate is by famed architect Henry Bacon, who is best known for designing the Washington, D.C. landmark. The residence, which was built in 1903 for coal baron William Atwater, overlooks Quantuck Bay, and the property boasts 620 feet of water frontage with a deep-water dock, providing for excellent boating and easy trips between home, yacht clubs and waterfront restaurants.
The shingle-style manor house has 24 rooms, with nine bedrooms, six fireplaces, nine full baths and two half-baths, plus a gourmet kitchen that includes a breakfast area. Living spaces include a billiards room, a sunroom, a second-floor office and third-floor living room. Among the many amenities are a 56-foot gunite pool with spa, a four-car standalone garage and a greenhouse. The carriage house is adorned with grape vines that have been growing there for a century, and 44 catalpa trees of the same impressive age line the driveway and perimeters, bringing natural and architectural history together in perfect harmony.
The water is just steps away on a private boardwalk belonging to this postmodern that was custom-built in 2007 on the ocean between the Jessup Lane and Beach Lane bridges, but the residence itself is a wonder. Built on 1.44 acres with 225 feet of water frontage, the home offers 6,000 square feet with five bedrooms and six bathrooms, a custom kitchen that looks toward the water, a dining area that flows into the large dining room with fireplace, and a master suite with a fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows that welcome the Hamptons light. The pool includes a hot tub and is surrounded by a generous deck for entertaining, and both the first and second floors have ocean-facing terraces, so those water views are never more than a glance away.
Oceanfront mansions are certainly alluring, but some people might be more drawn to the low-key proportions of the classic oceanside cottage. But then, the question naturally arises, where to house all of your friends and family when they decide to come visit?
How about a readymade compound of two right-sized beach houses? That’s what’s on offer in this impressive listing, with a six-bedroom main house and a two-bedroom guest house that boasts a living/dining/kitchen gathering space. For outdoor fun, there’s a gunite pool and spa, and the tasteful, natural landscaping provides a grassy expanse appropriate for frolic. Doubling your waterside pleasure, there are views of both the ocean and bay to be enjoyed from this home. Here’s your ticket for luxurious seaside living with a lower profile.
Can you picture endless days on the water, or endless nights on the banks of your own lagoon? This property will take you there, thanks to its glorious oceanfront setting combined with a unique private canal bordering the property to the east. Thoroughly fortified with a wraparound bulkhead, the six-bedroom, seven-bath mansion boasts endless water views from every room. A separate pool house, nestled between a sun-drenched heated pool and the sheltered tennis court, features a living room with fireplace, a full kitchen, sauna and spa. A one-of-a-kind waterfront offering to make dream of endless summer a reality.
To call this 2006 shingle-style a waterfront residence would be a serious understatement. Situated at Duck Point with water on three sides, on a private peninsula jutting out into beautiful Moriches Bay, this masterpiece offers 360-degree water vistas. To take full advantage of the seaside panorama, the living room is designed in a unique heptagon shape, providing views from every angle. Elevated 20 feet above sea level and thoroughly bulk-headed, the 6,000-square-foot house features five bedrooms, each with its own private deck, and there’s also a third floor deck for unobstructed ocean gazing.No amenity has been overlooked. The white marble chef’s kitchen, with center island and Thermador appliances, is serviced by a butler’s pantry complete with dumbwaiter. There’s a den with its own deck, a screened-in porch, and a protected boat dock. Short of your own island, you’re not going to get any more waterfront than this!