Haute Habitats May 2012

Around Town: Westhampton
Westhampton, a small hamlet in the Town of Southampton is right on the doorstep of prime Hamptons cuisine, shopping, cultural events, water-related activities and everything else the region has to offer. The history of the area is inextricably tied to bordering locale Westhampton Beach. Dune Road, a popular resort area, is right across the water and the downtown features the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, a jewel of a theater restored to its 1930s splendor. Nearby Francis S. Gabreski airport is a convenient private airplane hub and puts New England destinations just a short flight away. The first white settlers, the Howell family, arrived in 1654 and built their homestead on property purchased from local Ketchabonack Native Americans for a jug of rum and tobacco.

A picture of grandeur, this exquisite postmodern in Westhampton is a waterman’s paradise. The house boasts breathtaking sunset views of Moriches Bay and its long deep-water dock extends far enough to accommodate a 50-foot vessel.

Inside, 8,000 square feet of palatial living space begins with a grand entrance and bridal staircase before stepping under the living room’s double volume ceiling. This six-bedroom beauty features five fireplaces, fine wood floors, gourmet chef’s kitchen and library. A second-floor master suite with arched ceiling and wide-open space is fit for royalty, while a junior master awaits downstairs.

Beyond the tiered porch, a heated gunite pool with stone walled spa, pool house and expansive deck play centerpiece to the rustic backyard. This is the ideal place for entertaining, while fishing, boating, water sports and all the wonders of the bay are just steps away. When the boat is out, the rain is falling or you just feel like a drive, the home’s three-car garage has room for classic cruisers and 4-wheelers—whatever the day requires.

Location: Westhampton
List Price: $6.75 million
Taxes: $25,000
Style: Postmodern
Year Built: 2008
Rooms: 13
Bedrooms: 6
Baths: 6 full, 1 half
Lot Size: 1.44 acres
Fireplaces: 5
Listing Agent: First Hampton International Realty, LLC