Exterior shot of 540 Halsey Neck Lane
Compass (compass.com) real estate agent Susan Harrison shares her most recent exquisite Southampton listing along with the delights she most appreciates during a summer in the Hamptons.
What is your favorite part of your job? I have to say that I feel so fortunate that I get to work on the East End, home to the most beautiful properties in the world. The breadth and array of architecture is mind-blowing. In one weekend you can be showing a tiny circa-1790s whaler’s cottage on a narrow lane in the village of Sag Harbor, a 20,000-square-foot modern glass house on the ocean in Bridgehampton, a modest beach shack in the dunes of Amagansett and a grand 5-acre Southampton estate. Each and every property in every price range is very interesting to me. That is such a unique and fortunate privilege to enjoy as a real estate agent. There is no better feeling than when you find your client the right home for them. So much work and time go into the process that it becomes a team effort, and when you finally close the deal it can be truly an emotional experience.
With state-of-the-art architectural designs and modern amenities, 540 Halsey Neck Lane is a Hamptonite’s dream home
“Designed by the renowned Boris Baranovich, it is 10,000 square feet with nine bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, on a little over 1 acre and just a block from the ocean.”–SUSAN HARRISON
Shot Compass real estate agent Susan Harrison
Any incredible listings you have right now or coming up this summer? I am over the moon about my most recent new listing in the estate section of Southampton. It is turn-key and exquisitely crafted. Designed by the renowned Boris Baranovich, it is 10,000 square feet with nine bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, on a little over 1 acre and just a block from the ocean. It is so hard to find homes in the estate section that do not require any work, and this one is meticulous and barely lived in. Another rare feature is that the third floor (an additional 3,000 square feet) is ‘custom builder ready,’ all wired, plumbed and sprinkled, ready to be transformed for the new owner’s wishes—a screening room, yoga studio, bunk room for grandkids, playroom or art studio. The house is phenomenal for entertaining with multiple indoor and outdoor spaces that flow really well. Listed at $19.5 million, there is nothing else on the market of this caliber with this coveted address where you do not need to change a thing and move right in. And of course, you cannot put a price on being able to hear the ocean from your bedroom at night!
What are you most looking forward to doing this summer in the Hamptons? Bonfires on the beach in Southampton. We started during the early days of the pandemic when our kids wanted to see their friends and we thought this was the safest way. It has now become our weekly tradition, and our friends look forward to it as well. We drive our Jeep up on the beach and everyone hangs out, the kids go swimming, we have dinner, listen to music, roast marshmallows and just enjoy the gorgeous evening. The full-moon bonfires are just magical. There are so many fancy parties and dinners that you can go to in the Hamptons, but this simplest pleasure is my absolute favorite.
Photography by: HOME PHOTOS COURTESY OF RISE MEDIA; SUSAN HARRISON PHOTO BY MARK KOPKO PHOTOGRAPHY