They don’t call it a billionaire’s playground for nothing.
There isn’t much not to love about the Hamptons. The picturesque sliver of land is home to charming main streets, upscale restaurants, lively beach bars and a slew of gleaming estates that keep watch over long stretches of untouched shoreline. Of course, joining the club of lucky estate owners (which includes celebs like Ina Garten, Steven Spielberg, and Gwyneth Paltrow) comes at a cost. If your bank account affords, here are five top-dollar mansions in the ritzy enclave. (And our phone number; we’re free anytime.)
Fresh on the market is this Southampton gem on Jule Pond Lane, newly minted as the priciest of the pricy in Hamptons real estate. Originally built for Henry Ford in 1960, the 20,000-square-foot home is set on 42 acres of land and comes with a pool, six-car garage, tennis and basketball courts, and a private walkway to the beach. If it’s sold anywhere near its asking price, it’ll be the most expensive home ever sold in the Hamptons.
For a cool nine figures, you could be the owner of this 14-plus-acre compound, which includes three oceanfront lots and one bayfront, 700-plus feet of beachfront, and 360-degree water views. The estate also includes two golf greens, a tennis court, spa, and 12,000-square-foot main residence with an indoor pool. Resort living at its finest.
Finding a home on the East End with nearly 1,200 feet of water frontage is a feat in itself. Throw in a beautifully renovated 1930s home in Georgian Revival style, with a three-story living room, gourmet kitchen, and large, breezy porches, and the deal is even sweeter. This 11.2-acre property is a secluded paradise with open lawns, untouched shoreline, and mature trees that provide privacy.
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Don’t let the price tag of this Southampton listing scare you off – nine figures actually buys you two gorgeous French chateau-style mansions on six acres of oceanfront land. (You can purchase each separately, too!) The home closest to the sea boasts 9,200 square feet of living space, with four bedrooms, a wine cellar, pool, elevator, and private staff quarters, along with a gorgeously manicured entryway.
There’s still time to celebrate the last sunset of summer in style at this party-ready estate, which comes complete with all its stunning designer-selected furnishings. Set on a private 25-acre peninsula overlooking Georgica Pond, the 18,000-square-foot luxury home features a double-height entry hall, antique flooring, two elevators, wine cellar, and professional screening room, plus a pool, spa, tennis court, and private dock.