Luxury Outlook 2022
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Nestled amid the villages of Sagaponack, East Hampton, Sag Harbor, and Bridgehampton is the charming hamlet of Wainscott, home to farm fields, ocean beaches, and serene, sophisticated coastal escapes. Notable among these glamorous getaways is this gated 1.93-acre estate, which combines a feeling of countryside seclusion with the relaxed refinement for which the Hamptons are known and beloved.
Wainscott, New York | Harald Grant & Bruce Grant, Sotheby’s International Realty – Southampton Brokerage
Constructed in 2013, the 12,000-square-foot residence epitomizes the timeless Hamptons sensibility through and through, from its iconic shingled roofline to its richly hued white oak floors, classical moldings, occasional diamond-pane windows, and seamless link between indoors and out. A retreat of tremendous scale and light, it is replete with an airy spaciousness yet never sacrifices elegance or style. Highlights include a dining room that feels polished but not overly formal, an open kitchen and family room just right for culinary projects or casual feasts for a crowd, a library where organic tones create a rosy warmth, a wet bar and butler’s pantry just steps from the entertaining areas, a lower-level game and recreation room, a sizeable gym with a sauna, an oenophile’s wine cellar, and a media and billiards room.
The estate offers space for everyone, with eight generous bedrooms, each a quiet, colorful haven with its own aesthetic and accompanying bath. The owner’s suite is an idyllic aerie with an adjoining office or sitting room along with dual balconies, dressing rooms, walk-in closets, and luxurious light-filled baths—one offering with a soaking tub and a shower.
Even practicalities are seen to in style. The floor plan includes a sunny mudroom and a pair of convenient powder baths. One of the home’s two laundry rooms provides impressive space for two washer-dryer sets along with ample counters and cabinets, an elevator eases movement between floors, the three-car garage is kept warm with radiant heat, and the entire residence can be powered by a generator.
At once cool and colorful, shady covered porches and balconies—alongside two sun-soaked patios—offer spaces for breezy lounging while overlooking the grounds. These alluring acres of expansive lawn, arbors, pergolas, charming vine-draped fences, gardens, and allées of trees accommodate nearly every whim. Manicured hedges and towering trees create boundaries for the swimming pool, spa, and cabana; the Har-Tru tennis court; and a playground. A lovely alfresco dining area rests in the shade of a nearby tree and is enveloped by vibrant hydrangeas, while a secluded outdoor sitting area with a fire pit brings to mind a storybook fairy grove. Enchanting paths wander amid the greenery and flowers.
High above it all, a roof deck provides a panorama of Wainscott Pond and the Atlantic Ocean, which is less than a mile away. At the end of the road, an opening in grassy dunes reveals a sandy walkway leading to a surprising unspoiled beach. This welcome diversion and the refreshing sea waves feel just a short dash away.