A new listing in New York’s Hamptons resembles summer camp—but with really nice cabins.
The compound sits on about 16 acres of wooded land, secluded from any Hamptons hubbub.
“When you’re driving into the woods and up to the second highest point in the Hamptons, it almost feels like a race car track. When you get to the house, the house is kind of perched on the highest part of the property,” says the listing agent, Renee Gallanti.
“So you’re just looking up at it and it just creates this sense of awe. It’s very, very private once you’re on the lot.”
Best of all? The owners can choose their own adventure, depending on how they want to soak in the surroundings.
“In every house, you get a different experience of the woods,” says Gallanti. “In the main house, you’re in the treetops, and looking over the treetops.”
The first guesthouse is tucked into the hill and looking right out of the trees. In the second guesthouse, you’re right at the bottom of the hill, she says, almost as if you’re lying on the ground.
The main house is about 4,000 square feet. The first guesthouse measures about 1,000 square feet, and the second clocks in at about 1,100 square feet. The acreage includes a poolhouse, tennis court, and detached garage.
“All of the structures are connected by paths, so to get from one guesthouse to another, you can either walk down these winding paths through the woods, or you can hop on a golf-cart,” Gallanti says.
She adds that the whole experience feels like being at summer camp.
“It just feels like an adventure, the whole time you’re there,” she says.
Construction on the three homes began in the early 2000s and was completed in 2004.
The main house
The main residence spans three stories and has a lovely rooftop deck.
“From the roof deck, you can see out over the farm fields of Bridgehampton, all the way to the ocean,” she says. “You’re looking out over the treetops all the way to the horizon. It’s just a rare view.”
Gallanti describes the interior of the main home as ultramodern and minimalist.
This master bedroom couldn’t easily be turned into an office or room for other activities, she says.
“The bedroom is just the bed, with a great walk-in closet. It’s super-functional,” she explains with a laugh.
The master bathroom has a separate water closet and steam shower. The two other bedrooms also have en suite bathrooms.
As she describes it, you have “everything you need and nothing that you don’t.”
The kitchen is much the same: simple and efficient. For those who hate clutter and love clean lines, this is the pinnacle.
“At first glance, it might seem very basic, but everything you need is there,” Gallanti says. “This is a real purist modern design.”
There’s no attempt, she says, at blending different styles to try to please everybody.
However, “If you’re a modernist at heart,” she says, “then this will blow your mind.”
That isn’t to say there isn’t space for luxury. The temperature-controlled wine room can hold several hundred bottles.
“This property has a lot of hangout space and a lot of entertaining space,” Gallanti adds. “The owners have great dinner parties, and you don’t have a wine room like that if you’re not into wine.”
The Glass House
Just down the path from the main house is the first guesthouse, aka “The Glass House.” Set against a hill, it’s a mix of glass and concrete.
It has one bedroom, one bathroom, a kitchen, and living and dining space.
“Two sides of it are completely just glass, and the back wall is actually tucked into the hill,” Gallanti says.
It’s a cube within a cube, with curtains to close off the windows if necessary.
“The way the architects designed it, you can have privacy. It’s kind of a reveal as you walk up to it from behind,” she explains.
The second guesthouse, known as the Bunkhouse, is the bigger of the two guest homes and is built with more wood and cement than glass.
It has three bedrooms, including an en suite master bedroom, and a shared bathroom for the other two bedrooms.The full kitchen is equipped with a Viking stove and substantial living space.
The lower level has a gym and an office space.
While the first guesthouse is tucked into a hill, this offers a different perspective.
“The Bunkhouse is cantilevered over the hill,” Gallanti explains, with the ground sloping away underneath. “So as you’re looking at it, it looks like it’s just kind of floating over the woods underneath it.”
Next along the path is the poolhouse, which has a gunite pool, gunite spa, outdoor shower, and fire pit—ideal for campfire s’mores and telling ghost stories.
“It’s stunning. When you’re sitting there at the pool, it has an infinity edge that looks like it just runs right into the woods,” Gallanti says.
An outdoor kitchen comes with pantry storage, a full-size refrigerator, wet bar, and dining area. Near the pool bathroom is a laundry room, so you don’t need to drag towels back and forth.
“It’s a path or a golf-cart ride away from the main house,” Gallanti explains.
The design of these recreation spaces is ingenious, she says.
“It kind of brings all the guests out of their houses to another location.”
All the noisy pool equipment is housed in a basement under the poolhouse, enhancing the silence.
“Here you can sit out at the pool, and it’s just incredibly peaceful,” Gallanti says, adding that it takes a little while for people to realize they’re not hearing the whirring of all the pool machinery.
Gallanti says the perfect buyer might be someone who appreciates modern architecture and is looking for privacy in the heart of it all.
“It’s super central. It’s right in the middle of everything. You can get anywhere and do anything you want in the Hamptons,” she says. “But if you’re looking for that private, quiet kind of adventure, it’s the only listing out there.”