If a man’s home is his castle, would a 100+ acre farm be his country? One can’t help but agree especially when the King of Morning TV, Matt Lauer, and Queen of Pop, Madonna, both own sprawling horse farms in the Hamptons. We found five “farms” in the Hamptons and North Fork that are certainly worlds unto themselves when it comes to the multi-million dollar world of Hamptons real estate. Each enclave features acres of rarified land, massive homes (and guest separate houses), and unparalleled views.
Parsonage Lane, Sagaponack
If you prefer to keep your family close, but not too close, a property with three separate homes designed by Jay Bialsky in a modern style might be ideal. This South of the Highway spread with a 9-bedroom main house and separate guest house is the ultimate in open living with imported stone and sliding glass walls meant to bring the outside in. The recreation pavilion is perfect for parties and comes complete with a wine cellar, pool, sunken tennis court, gym, sauna, massage and steam rooms, and state-of-the-art theater. Meticulously designed landscapes are adjacent to a nature preserve. Call Zach Vichinsky, Bespoke Real Estate, 631-500-9030.
TWO TREES FARM
Hayground Road, Bridgehampton
The former home of the infamous Mercedes-Benz Polo Challenge, where champagne flowed freely on any given Saturday and which saw such notable guests as Prince Albert of Monaco, Victoria’s Secret supermodel Stephanie Seymour, and Oscar winner Anne Hathaway, sprawls over 115 acres and boasts Olympic-level equestrian facilities with a pond-front address. Established in 1783, the property includes two farmhouses residences, heated pool, and tennis court. If you’d rather a few more neighbors, it’s good to note that preliminary zoning is in place for a 19 lot subdivision. Call Morgan White, Douglas Elliman, 631-204-2768.
FURTHER LANE FARM
Further Lane, East Hampton
Built in 2010, this 17,000+ square foot Hamptons traditional home designed by architect John Murray features interiors by Victoria Hagen. With views of farmland and a 41-acre nature preserve the luxuriously appointed estate rests on 5.8 acres and includes 10-bedrooms with master suite, 12 full bathrooms, 5 partial baths, 6 fireplaces, home theater, and a fitness room. If you’d rather spend your days outside enjoying a whiff of the sea air, a new homeowner and his or her guests can relax by the 60’ pool and pool house or a little tennis on the Har-Tru court. Call Edward R. Petrie, Sotheby’s International Realty, 631-324-6000.
17-ACRE ESTATE COMPOUND
Ocean Road, Bridgehampton
A 13.4 acre agricultural reserve provides privacy to the residents of this two-home compound located South of the Highway in Bridgehampton. Offering every amenity a Hamptons’ homeowner could want and more this 7,000 square foot home was constructed in 2012 by Breitenbach Builders and features interiors by Collett Zarzycki, Ltd of London. The shingle home includes generous master and junior suites overlooking landscapes by sought-after Hamptons landscape architect Edmund Hollander. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the pro-grade putting green and Har-Tru tennis court as well as an elegant club house with glass walls so you can appreciate the views. A private studio, library, gourmet kitchen, media room, private quest rooms, heated 60’ pool with pool house and spa, and loggia with fireplace round out the luxe details. Call Susan Breitenbach, Corcoran, 631-899-0303.
BIG E FARM
Sound Avenue, Jamesport
Some might call the Big E Farm, owned by Robert Entenmann, the house that pound cake built given the history of the Entenmann’s family bakery business which humbly began in Brooklyn in 1898. A most elegant country estate that began as a breeding farm for thoroughbred horses, the 200+ acre property features 17 buildings, including 9 barns, 113 acres of vineyards, and a 10,000+ square foot home. The estate’s main house is perfect for a big family who enjoys entertaining with 5 bedrooms, luxurious his and hers closets off the master suite, heated swimming pool, sauna, fitness center, and media room. Call Sheri Winter Clarry, Corcoran, 631-899-0613.