In between the mansions of one of the country’s most exclusive zip codes, in Sagaponack, farming in the Hamptons is still thriving. It’s the the sort of place that still has a one-room schoolhouse to educate the children of the hamlet as well as a beloved old general store.Residents and visitors alike still enjoy peaceful vistas of the sunflowers, potatoes, and corn stalks on their way to Sagaponack’s white sandy beaches, as well as benefit from the bounty from the many farm stands. Quiet bodies of water, like Peter’s Pond and Sagg Pond, make for gorgeous views. Artists and writers, including Truman Capote and Kurt Vonnegut, have long flocked to the village, seeking respite from frenetic city life.
The bucolic community boasts an eclectic mix of architectural styles, from cutting-edge modern glass boxes to ancient farmhouses. Particularly popular are barn style homes. For sale at $8.2 million, just a mile from internationally renowned Gibson Beach, this house was built in traditional style, but the agent representing it for sale, Patrick Mclaughlin at Douglas Elliman says, “The timber from the original barn that once stood on the lot was used in the construction of the house.”
Fantastic old woodwork is showcased throughout the 3,600 square foot house. The central living space boasts double-height ceilings and windows, an enormous stone fireplace and a large dining room. In the kitchen, there are a professional-grade appliances, a breakfast seating area, and a butler’s pantry opening to an attached covered screened in porch, perfect for listening to crickets on summer nights. Upstairs are four bedrooms plus large library that opens to a balcony. Four bathrooms plus a half-bath complete the house. Presently, the full-height lower level could be finished with a home theater, gym, and playroom.
The gated property includes one acre of land, with a swimming pool, a shed for storing paddle boards and kayaks, and a detached two car garage. The expansive grounds include mature landscaping, a patio seating area and an outdoor shower.