House Tour: Wainscott $2.25M

Nestled into 5 lush acres means that every window in this house has a view. If you are seeking serenity and peace, this is for you. If you like tennis, this is where you can place your perfect court, well away from the house down a winding path. Recently renovated, the house has soaring vaulted ceilings and an all-white interior with 4 bedrooms, office, laundry room, and two fireplaces. Outside, a large gunite pool stretches along an ample terrace with an outdoor kitchen reading for entertaining a crowd. 3,046 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 5 acres, Folio #73049

House Tour: Bridgehampton $6.788M

This is your beach on a 20-acre spring-fed pond in bucolic Bridgehampton. This is your high-end luxury house with heated pool… ….and gourmet kitchen with butler’s pantry and brick pizza oven….. ….private gym and soothing meditation room…. When would you like to see it? 6,8000 square feet, 1.82 acres, 8 bedrooms, 8.5 baths, 3 fireplaces, heated pool. SIR #: 68985

House Tour: Southampton $7.725 Million

Waterfront property is in high demand in the Hamptons. This property has not only 100 feet of waterfront but also direct access to a private beach and two private moorings, making it an exceptional find. And look at the views of the bay from every window! A must see before it gets snapped up. 2,700 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, fireplace and heated pool. SIR #: 75631  

House Tour: Bridgehampton, $7.95M

In one of the most desired locations in the Hamptons, this modern sleek home offers 6 bedrooms plus a grand master suite and windows galore overlooking an expansive lawn. What makes it different are the personal touches….a shady Provencal-style outdoor dining area, …..nicely designed bathrooms that open to the outdoors…. …and the generous use of French doors the open out to decks and lawn.. 5,500 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 7.5 baths, heated pool. SIR #: 68439

House Tour Southampton: $5.55M

Here’s your chance to own the historic home of the artist, Fairfield Porter, whose works hang in the permanent collection of the Parish Museum. Located right in the village of Southampton, it dates from the 1840’s and boasts a master bedroom with fireplace, a den, living room, and dining room with fireplaces, and 6 guest bedrooms. This gracious home has a large classic butler’s pantry next to the modernized chef’s kitchen, with both having easy access to the dining area for effortless entertaining. Outside, high hedges and mature trees sit on .5 acre within walking distance of the village.There’s a lovely wraparound porch for daydreaming or reading….. …..and a pool……… It’s a rare opportunity when you find a historic home in the Hamptons, intact in its character and details, yet brought up to date enough to satisfy almost anyone looking for a very comfortable home. 4,700 square feet, 5 fireplaces, Read More …

Katie Couric on Why House Hunting Is Like Dating

What I Love  by Joanne Kaufman, New York Times, August 26, 2016 If the real estate agent hadn’t counseled prudence, hadn’t suggested checking out a few more properties, Katie Couric would have put pen to check as soon as she saw the gray cedar-shingled seven-bedroom house in East Hampton, N.Y. “I do think there’s a certain kind of chemistry between a house and an owner,” said Ms. Couric, 59, the global news anchor for Yahoo, who just started a podcast and who is the executive producer and host of a National Geographic Channel documentary on gender. “You walk in and you can kind of envision your life there. It’s like a first date. You know in the first 30 seconds. I thought, ‘This could be a nice, happy place for my family.’ ” Reader, she bought it. But the 2006 transaction was bittersweet — the end of a chapter, the Read More …