The reputation of Gin Lane as perhaps the premier street in the Hamptons and a nexus of fine Southampton estates dates back centuries, to the days of the Gilded Age, when prominent families began building summer homes there.
This glorious property at the prestigious corner of Gin Lane and South Main Street comprises two classic shingled homes, each secluded at the end of its own gated drive, embraced by colorful mature landscaping, and filled with traditional charm and the beautiful light for which the Hamptons are revered.
One residence, a renovated 1920s carriage house, features a great room, a formal dining room, a kitchen with a butler’s pantry, an office, five bedroom suites, staff quarters, an herb garden, and roof balconies for appreciating the idyllic surroundings.
Living and dining rooms, an inviting kitchen, a full basement, a den, an upper-level master suite, a guest suite two additional guest bedrooms with a shared bath, and a garage are highlights of the second residence.
Contributing to the timeless ambience in both homes are beamed ceilings, beadboard walls, warming fireplaces, French doors, classic moldings, bay and decorative arched transom windows, and vintage fixtures.
Each home is accompanied by a spacious brick patio for effortless indoor-outdoor living and entertaining, and one home is closely joined by the estate’s refreshing swimming pool.
But what distinguishes the estate are the impeccable grounds and gardens—a delightful, fanciful, colorful setting without peer in these rarified environs.
Colorful mature landscaping, lush swaths of mesmerizing emerald green lawn, gardens with a water feature, and Southampton’s iconic privet hedges are intertwined with stalwart steppingstone paths, creating the feeling of a meticulously maintained private park.
Fittingly for an enviable Hamptons estate, Atlantic Ocean beaches are a short stroll away.
Offered at: $29,500,000
Location: 365 & 385 South Main Street, Southampton, NY 11968