Light-Filled Living in Bridgehampton
Since at least the 19th century, the Hamptons’ East End has been revered for its glorious natural light. Poet John N. Morris called it “clear as gin,” and it inspired the New York School of painters, from Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner to Willem de Kooning.
This innovative 10,000-square-foot home in Bridgehampton seems designed to take maximum advantage of that light—spaces are pervaded with it, from wall to wall, floor to ceiling. Clean lines are the order of the day, and subtly hued wood floors throughout help further the sense of ethereality and ease.
Taking a classic farmhouse as its inspiration, employing the highest standards of construction, and infusing it with modern style and amenities, the home combines elegance and comfort to create the consummate coastal escape. The heart of the home is the open-plan assemblage of kitchen, dining area, and family room, which overlooks and opens to a patio and the pool.
The dramatic double-height living room has walls of windows that flood the space with sunlight and French doors that give way to an electronically screened covered patio with an outdoor fireplace.
Groups large or small can be easily and stylishly accommodated with eight generous bedrooms and 10 full baths.
French doors in the master suite open to a roomy private deck, and the spacious bath rivals that of any modern spa.
A welcoming recreation room with a fireplace and a comfortable theater ensure the home is relaxing and entertaining in every season and at all times of day.
The three levels are linked by striking contemporary open-riser stairs as well as an elevator.
The 1.4-acre grounds are an ideal emerald setting for a jewel-like infinity-edge pool, heated for near-year-round enjoyment; a 10-foot spa; a pool house for festive entertaining; an outdoor shower; and a freestanding three-car garage. Two covered patios offer ideal breezy vantage points for appreciating the surroundings.
The location, on Ocean Road in timelessly desirable Bridgehampton, is minutes from the village’s shops and restaurants and less than a mile from the other star attraction of the Hamptons: the beach.
Offered at: $13,750,000
Location: 949 Ocean Road, Bridgehampton, NY 11932