Top luxury real estate agent Michelle Griffith lays out her guide to the Hamptons' best.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE AREA OF THE HAMPTONS AND WHY DO YOU LOVE IT? I immediately fell in love with Montauk the first time I came to visit. I love the laid-back beach vibe, the gorgeous bluffs overlooking the ocean and the vibrant music and food scene. When I had the opportunity to buy and renovate my home in Montauk seven years ago, it was a dream come true.
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM HOME STREET OR ADDRESS? I’d love to one day own a modern home on the ocean side of Old Montauk Highway. It’s wild to see how the housing market in Montauk has changed over the past seven years, with over $37 million in sales in Q1 2021 alone!
Griffith fell in love with Montauk the first time she visited.
WHAT NEIGHBORHOOD ARE YOU LOVING RIGHT NOW? I will always love Hither Woods for its privacy, ocean views and proximity to the water.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL PLACE TO SHOP FOR APPAREL? I am blown away by Wyld Blue and want everything in the store. It’s perfectly curated with the most unique and timeless vintage bags and jewelry.
Wyld Blue owner Sasha Benz
WHERE DO YOU SOURCE FOOD LOCALLY? For fish, I love Gosman’s. Mike’s Seafood in Amagansett has the most amazing crab dip and coleslaw, and as a family, we love Amber Waves Farm, where my kids talk endlessly about raising their own chicks and ducks.
“You can always spot celebs at Crow’s Nest,” Griffith says.
WHERE’S THE BEST PLACE TO SPOT CELEBS IN THE HAMPTONS? You can always spot celebs at Crow’s Nest.
WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS SEASON? After spending the last year socializing with just my immediate family, which I loved, I am excited to attend events out East, as well as dinner parties and birthday parties. Send me an invite and I’ll be there!
ANY EXCITING LISTINGS OR OTHER REAL ESTATE OR BUSINESS NEWS YOU WANT TO SPOTLIGHT? 2020 was a challenging year, but I was humbled and honored when the Wall Street Journal published the Real Trends rankings where I was named the No. 1 individual agent at Compass and No. 6 individual agent in Manhattan with over $85 million in sales in 2020. In 2021, the Manhattan sales market had its best spring season in more than half a decade, and I am optimistic that the current momentum throughout Manhattan will continue. I am on track for my best year yet!