Sagaponack, one of the most expensive zip codes in the country, boasts some incredible real estate. Here is a peek at the most jaw-dropping homes on the market.
First settled by potato farmers in 1653, Sagaponack retains much of the charm of centuries past with a few historic farmhouses situated near its tiny Main Street and one of the last remaining one-room schoolhouses still in use. Farther afield, however, many of its old farms have been replaced with sprawling estates that have not only attracted notable residents, including Billy Joel and Caroline Kennedy, but have also made it the second-most- expensive zip code in the nation. Here’s a look at a quartet of some of the ritzy seaside village’s current top listings.
Another private estate by Michael Davis (michaeldavis.com) blends classic colonial and shingle styles on exclusive Hedges Lane. The eight-bedroom home includes 7,600-plus square feet of above- ground living space and an additional 4,400 square feet in the lower finished level. “The beautifully furnished private estate is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to get the equivalent of a custom home with the integrity of Michael Davis’ standards on an estate setting without having to go through two years of designing and building,” says the property’s agent, Terry Cohen of Saunders & Associates (terrycohen.hamptonsrealestate.com). Listed at $19.95 million, it also includes lush landscaping on 2.3 tranquil acres, a gunite pool and spa, a pool house and a sunken tennis court.
Situated on 4.4 acres of maturely landscaped property facing 12 acres of reserve to the ocean and listed at $19.995 million, this nine- bedroom, 13,000-square-foot home offers “everything imaginable,” says Corcoran Group listing broker Susan Breitenbach (susanbreitenbach.com). “With an oversize heated pool, sunken tennis courts, two outbuildings, including a pool house and yoga studio, plus a ground-floor gym, theater, wine cellar and even its own organic garden, it’s better than any five-star resort.”
Newly completed and designed by award-winning Bates Masi + Architects (batesmasi.com), this stunning 5,000-square-foot modern jewel boasts spectacular sweeping views across both the ocean and Sagaponack Pond as well as vistas over seaside farmland. “The architects have a vision few others can match—the home is so unique and fits so perfectly in its setting,” says Saunders & Associates agent Christopher Covert (christophercovert. hamptonsrealestate.com). Listed at $17.995 million and laid out as four separate yet conjoined structures, the five-bedroom home’s living spaces seamlessly flow from one to the other, and its decks open onto the infinity-edge pool, detached pool house and outdoor kitchen. Crafted of wood, stone, steel and plaster, the home also graciously blends with native plantings, bluestone rock gardens and surrounding natural environs.
Listed at $29.9 million and situated on a 7.5-acre pastoral setting past a long gated drive, this expansive and secluded compound constructed by master builder Michael Davis exemplifies what Sotheby’s listing agent Beate Moore (beatemoore.com) describes as “the best of the best.” Built to the highest standards with 9,300-plus square feet of living space, the interiors of the main house—with its multiple entertaining spaces, formal living and dining rooms, eight bedrooms in the main house, eat-in chef’s kitchen, library, wine cellar, movie theater and plenty of fireplaces—were designed by Alexa Hampton (alexahampton.com). A two- bedroom pool house, oversize gunite pool, tennis courts and a two-bedroom carriage house with an authentic 250-year-old barn enhance its appeal, as do stunning grounds. “The views of the grounds are unparalleled,” says Moore, “like looking at a spectacular Mark Rothko painting.
Photography by: 494 Hedges Lane Photos Courtesy of Saunders & Associates,
209 Hedges Lane Photo Courtesy of the Corcoran Group;
139 Seascape Lane Photo Courtesy of Bates Masi + Architects; Parsonage Lane Photo Courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty