After the Hamptons International Film Festival wraps up its annual celebration of the finest new films, East End cinephiles can continue to enjoy their favorite movies and more in the luxurious comfort of their own home theaters. At-home screening rooms aren’t just for George Lucas and Steven Spielberg—a spacious media room with lavish theater seating and other theatrical touches is now a much-desired amenity in high-end Hamptons real estate. It’s time to dim the lights and explore five fabulous homes on the market where entertainment is always a marquee experience.
Located on Georgica Pond, this 24-acre estate has more than 2,000 feet of waterfront plus views of the ocean. The shingle-style residence by Francis Fleetwood Architects is 18,000 square feet with eight bedrooms and 14-and-a-half baths. Enter at the two-story foyer and admire open arched doorways, massive windows and walls of glass, extensive molding, fireplaces, beamed ceilings and more striking details. The great room, dining room and living room each have fireplaces and the kitchen has a soaring ceiling and a breakfast area. The main wing also includes a den/library and a paneled executive office with built-ins and a fireplace. The finished basement not only has a media room for enjoying favorite films, but also a game room, a workout studio and a wine cellar. The guest wing is self-contained and has four bedrooms and four-and-a-half guest rooms plus a balcony with views of the pond. The grounds have a clay tennis court with a viewing pavilion, a professional-grade greenhouse, a boathouse, a waterside gazebo, a private pond-front beach with a dock and an infinity edge heated gunite pool on the waterside with a hot tub and waterfall.
29 North Hollow Drive, East Hampton
Tucked away in East Hampton’s Northwest Woods, this newly designed, six-bedroom Modern offers 4,000 square feet of seamless flow between its well-appointed indoor and outdoor space on property that is just shy of an acre. Glass sliders open onto an expansive and very private deck with oversized solar-heated pool and spa shower, perfect for entertaining. Inside, bedrooms are airy and full of natural light, while the upstairs master features a balcony overlooking the backyard and pool. In the home’s lower level, a substantial media room with large projection screen makes for excellent movie and television viewing—ideal for gathering with friends, watching the big game or entertaining the kids for hours on end. The house includes five new en-suite bathrooms, along with one half-bath, an eat-in kitchen, a living room/dining room combo and a lovely fireplace in a stonework wall.
233 Hedges Lane, Sagaponack
This 11,340-square-foot residence designed by Val Florio on 1.92 acres south of the highway has 9 bedrooms, 10 full bathrooms and 4 half-baths, including master suites on both the first and second floors. The light-filled and spacious main house, with 6 fireplaces and custom woodwork and design throughout, includes a family room, living room, dining room and an elevator. The large gym on the lower level is attached to a courtyard, and offers a sauna and steam room. The rooftop terrace offers views of the ocean and adjacent reserves, while the grounds feature an entertaining space with an 18’ x 72’ pool, a pool house and a Har-Tru sunken tennis court, plus an outdoor kitchen and fireplace. Among other amenities are a billiards room and a glass-enclosed wine cellar, and then there’s the movie theater (above), complete with large, luxurious seating for 10 and a stunning sound system to completely immerse you in the film experience.
This compound is a collection of 11 parcels totaling 23 acres that include horse stables, paddocks and riding fields. The main house, inspired by England’s Cotswolds with grounds designed by Edmund Hollander Landscape Architects, has 12 bedrooms and the former carriage house has 6. The main residence’s 3,500-square-foot lower level has a sunken spa, a sauna, a steam room and a massage room plus a gym and movie theater. Paired with the guesthouse are a heated 20’ x 50’ saltwater gunite pool, a spa, a pool house with a full kitchen and bedroom, a hard surface tennis court. The compound has two additional guest cottages and is eligible under zoning for more development.
The Fun Never Stops
309 Old Sag Harbor Road, Southampton
This undeniably unique Hamptons Traditional includes 6,500 square feet of living space, plus another 3,000 square feet of finished basement on nearly three secluded acres. Pass through the front gate into a world of fun and leisure with a fabulous saltwater gunite pool, covered spa and tennis and basketball courts. Inside, the high-ceilinged home includes seven bedrooms, five-and-a-half baths and warm wood floors throughout. Along with outdoor recreation and an upstairs billiard room, activities continue downstairs in a large, professionally equipped gym and dedicated home theater complete with concessions area, popcorn maker and wine refrigerator. Residents and guests will never want to leave.