Affordable Devon: Amagansett’s Best Kept Secret


Want to be in Amagansett but don’t have big bucks to spend? Look north, kemosabe. The Devon area has peace and quiet and great bay beaches. Best of all, there are wonderful houses to buy for a little over a million dollars. In the Hamptons, that’s “affordable.”

The area was first settled in 1910 as the Devon Colony, which was an association formed by wealthy businessmen from Proctor & Gamble in Cincinnati. The men gathered for hunting and fishing. (In fact, the two largest estate compounds created in the 20th century were settled by people from the Cincinnati business community: the Wyborg estate in East Hampton and the Devon colony. We guess Cincinnati is boring in the summer.)

All photos courtesy Corcoran

As an example, take a look at this property on Fox Hunt Lane. It’s in contract at a mere $1.25 million, listed by Vicky Thompson at Corcoran. There’s an updated midcentury home all on one level, with four bedrooms and two baths. The living room offers a funky fireplace and high ceilings and there’s a screen porch perfect for avoiding bugs on summer nights. There isn’t a pool but there’s certainly room for one on 0.43 of an acre of land, and the bay beach is quite close, as is the town.

A larger house and property is also on Fox Hunt for $1.65 million. It’s a kind of expanded contemporary ranch with six bedrooms and four baths. Recently, too, a one-acre lot sold for just over a million on Devon Landing Drive.

For more, click here. 23 Fox Hunt Lane, Amagansett