Number 1: 612 Halsey Lane, Bridgehampton Size: 26,500sf Price: $43.5M Of course the house we all love to hate is number 1! The Sandcastle boasts a ridiculous number of ridiculous amenities, including a “planetarium-like home theatre” and a half-pipe in the basement. Sore from skateboarding? Relax in the spa room.
Number 2: 15 Little Ram Island Drive, Shelter Island Size: 23,000sf Price: “Upon request”—reportedly $28.5M This house, built in 2007, offers panoramic views of Coecles Harbor. Walls and ceilings were done “by a master Italian plasterer,” trim and moldings “by a master English finisher” and there are “reclaimed French flooring and fireplaces.” How to get to your European-finished hideaway? Private access via seaplane, duh.
Number 3: 919 Scuttle Hole Road, Bridgehampton Size: 20,000sf Price: “Upon request”—was $68M at one time. Three Ponds Farm, the 60-acre Bridgehampton estate, has been on the market for a long time, despite features like an 18-hole golf course right on the property and a clubhouse. Plus, of course, three ponds, 14 types of gardens, a guest cottage on 4 acres, a pool/pool house, tennis, a storage silo (but of course), a barn, an orangerie and “a unique fish house.”
Number 4: 315 Rose Hill Road, Water Mill Size: 20,000sf Price: $58.5M The house “blends Old World elegance with modern convenience” with a staircase in “cast bronze and silver & gold leaf” under an early nineteenth-century stained-glass dome skylight. Twenty-first century technology includes state-of-the-art security and a Crestron entertainment system. Retire to the “grand master suite,” four guest suites, three staff bedrooms and eight fireplaces with antique mantels.
Number 5: 30 Wainscott Stone Highway, Wainscott Size: 19,000sf Price: $10.9M (formerly $26M!) Goose Creek is another house we love to hate, despite its being, according to the brokerbabble, “one of the most famous homes in the Hamptons” that “embodies a Gatsby era estate flush with grandeur and luxury.” But fancier! Did Gatsby have a 110-seat screening room or indoor pool? We think not!