The most expensive estates in Southampton Village range from a century-old traditional to modern marvels. While the selections are diverse, these five homes that top the real estate market all have luxury in common. These are the homes you’ll never want to leave.
This 3.77-acre estate on the Atlantic Ocean had been off the market for more than half a century. Set back from the shore is a Tudor guesthouse that dates back to 1900 and a carriage house offering a total of 12 bedrooms and nine baths. What is really spectacular about 28 Gin Lane is the opportunity to build a 15,000-square-foot main house with endless views of the sea. The spacious property also offers potential for a guesthouse, pool and tennis court. Whatever the shape of the dream home, this is the ideal location.
Just completed in the new 43-acre Olde Towne community, Twin Peaks is a stately 16,000-square-foot shingle and stone masonry residence with all high-end, modern appointments and state-of-the-art amenities. The 4-acre grounds feature a 60’ by 34’ gunite pool—with pool house—and a tennis court. The residence comes fully furnished and beautifully decorated. When Olde Towne is complete the community, which borders both public parkland and a preserve, will have 10 estates by Cold Spring Harbor’s Kean Development, each on 4-acre lots. Olde Towne is also home to more then 400 mature trees transplanted there beginning in 2009, plus a flowering meadow and a shared green.
A Century in the Making
160 Ox Pasture Road, $45,000,000
This estate, established in 1915, features a fully renovated traditional residence with 18,000 square feet of living space including 12 bedrooms, 12 full baths and three half-baths. The many intimate spaces, such as the elegant formal dining room and library, are enhanced with fireplaces. The kitchen has state-of-the-art appliances, and the main living room’s leaded glass doors offer a view of mature trees, flowering shrubs and rose gardens. A carriage house offers guests privacy on the 10-acre parcel. Among the many amenities are both a heated outdoor pool and an indoor pool—with a slide—a grass tennis court, a paddle court, a home gym and a four-car garage.
Meadowmere Lane, $42,500,000
The current owners of this 3.1-acre property with frontage on Halsey Neck Pond worked with noted Southampton architect John David Rose, builder Mark Himmelsbach, interior designer Carrier and Company and landscape architect Edmund Hollander over several years to make Meadowmere the knockout it is today. In addition to nine bedrooms, 11 baths and one half-bath, the 16,000-square-foot residence has a formal living room, a screened porch, a wine room, a gourmet kitchen, four sleeping porches, a game room, an exercise room, an office and a movie theater. The grounds have flowering perennial gardens, specimen trees, a dining pavilion and a 55’ heated saltwater pool with hot tub, spa and pool house.
Squabble Lane, $36,500,000
With the Atlantic to the south and Wickapogue Pond to the north—and being the last house on the street—this 4.5-acre property in the historic Murray-McDonnell compound offers unparalleled quieted and privacy. The shingle-style residence designed by Francis Fleetwood in 2003 is 6,700 square feet with seven bedroom and nine and a half baths, plus a dining room, a breakfast room, a sitting room, a dining terrace and more. The principle rooms open onto seaside terraces with ocean, dune and pond views. A three-floor elevator makes getting between the first-floor master suite, the four guest suites and the staff rooms simple. Among the amenities are a sunken tennis court, a pool, a hot tub and a six-car garage.