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Two Restored Barns Add to the Bucolic Charm of This $12.5 Million Hamptons Farmhouse

Written by Emma Reynolds
April 8, 2024
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Consistently ranked among one of the most expensive zip codes in the country, the Sagaponack area of the Hamptons is home to some of New York’s most impressive real estate. Sagaponack in particular, a village in Southampton, is known for its farmlands, multi-million-dollar mansions, and white-sand beaches.

The Hamptons can get a bit crowded at the peak of the summer season, but this picturesque property on Hedges Lane has nary a neighbor in sight. Listed for $12.495 million, the bucolic compound is for those who seek the privacy, seclusion, and peaceful nature the Hamptons has to offer.

Elegant yet not flashy, there’s a 3,329-square-foot farmhouse, a two-story barn, a secondary barn, and a detached garage. The property is a definite rarity in the Hamptons in that the 2.8-lot is surrounded by 30 acres of protected farmland, with 270-degree views that stretch over the fields to the ocean. That means you won’t have to worry about buildings popping up for generations to come. Not just that, but today’s building codes wouldn’t allow for ancillary structures such as those already on the property.

The 2.8-acre property includes a classic farmhouse, several restored barns and outbuildings, and a swimming pool.

“The property was a farmstead dating back to at least the early 19th century,” says Preston Kaye, co-founder of Hamptons-based real estate brokerage Hedgerow Exclusive Properties. “It continues to have its farmstead structures, including two large barns, which underwent extensive restoration in the 1990s. The property itself is one of the most unique in all of Sagaponack South.”

The home is more understated than some of the grand cottages in East Hampton or the megamansions scattered throughout Bridgehampton, but it has all the allure and relaxed comfort that have drawn everyone from artists to aristocrats and arrivistes to its sandy shores for more than a century.The main residence, fronted by a large covered porch that is ideal for watching sunsets with a cocktail in hand, is a classic farmhouse with original wide-plank wood floors, multiple fireplaces, and a library with built-in bookshelves. There are five bedrooms spread between the three floors; the upper bedrooms have terraces overlooking the farmlands, while the bedrooms on the main floor look out toward the barns.

The grounds are lush, with ample lawns dotted with mature oak trees and manicured hedgerows, while the swimming pool is set away from the main house, where it is surrounded by farmlands. It is no doubt a serene spot to whittle away summer afternoons.

The family room’s relaxed charm is enhanced by a fireplace and lots of windows that fill the room with sunlight.

The smaller barn, situated towards the back of the property, is primarily used for parties and other events, while the larger, two-story barn includes a vast open space, a bedroom and bath for guests or staff, and, upstairs, a lofted artist’s studio.

“The barns present a myriad of options for potential use, including tremendous sheltered storage or ‘rain or shine’ parties, which can accommodate large numbers in a completely unique and attractive setting,” Kaye tells Robb Report. “With views of the adjacent fields, they have been used for everything from art classes, wedding receptions, and even the annual summer fundraising gathering of the Peconic Land Trust.”

The property is just a four-minute drive to the closest beach and is within easy access to several farmstands, farmer’s markets, art galleries, upscale boutiques, and laid-back restaurants.

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