Contemporary meets traditional in this newly renovated home south of Montauk Highway in East Hampton Village. The one-level house at 16 Amy’s Lane is sited on just over an acre in a setting Sotheby’s International Realty agent Nick Brown describes as “park like.”
“The clusters of trees are reminiscent of a formally designed park. It’s natural but there’s an element of intention with flowering trees, privacy all throughout on both sides and back with hedges,” he says, adding that anything more than an acre is really coveted in a neighborhood south of the highway.
“For anyone who wants to be in by summer, this is ideal: You can take the pool cover off and move right in,” says Brown, who represents the listing.
Built in 1988 and renovated in 2022, the 3,248-square-foot house borrows from traditional cottage design with its multi-paned windows and plantation shutters, half-paneled wall trim, cedar-shingled exterior and gracious yard. But the sweeping open and flexible design is befitting of a modern family looking for an unencumbered space in which to gather, whether for relaxing or entertaining.
Offers Brown: “It is very typical of the old-school estate section of East Hampton living.”
Entering the home into the 880-square-foot great room, one gets an immediate sense of light and space, as two sliding-glass doors flanking the fireplace offer views through the house into the back yard, where a bluestone and brick patio leads to the heated gunite swimming pool. With walnut-toned hardwood floors and 14-foot-high ceilings, the great room sets the airy ambiance for the rest of the house.
Immediately to the left, the 217-square-foot open dining room features a skylight, sliding doors to the exterior and entry into both the kitchen and a second family room of just over 200 square feet, offering a second wood-burning fireplace and entry into a 264-square-foot wooden deck.
The eat-in kitchen is of nearly equal size as the dining room and maximizes its space with ample upper and lower custom cupboards and a corner built-in hutch. With long stretches of stone countertop, it’s a cleanly designed culinary work space with a double sink and integrated appliances (Sub-Zero fridge and Viking gas cooktop).
This wing of the house also includes the second largest of the ensuite bedrooms, a 267-square-foot guest suite with two closets and windows on two sides. Its bathroom has been fully renovated with a double sink, soaking tub and step-in shower.
The west wing of the house is dedicated to the other three bedrooms—all with new baths. The primary suite (331 square feet) offers corner-window views into the back yard, a sitting area and two large closets. The large bathroom features two separate vanity sinks, a soaking tub and large step-in shower.
The full basement is ready for a new owner to reimagine. Its ample storage space includes a 380-square-foot cedar storage, two other dedicated storage areas of nearly 150 square-feet, each; ample closets, a full bathroom and an 88-square-foot bonus room. Untouched and untapped is the large main storage area of 2,540 square feet with nearly eight-foot ceilings and potential to create a home theater or media room, gym or other communal use.
“Having this extra space really adds to the value of the home. With little effort, the lower level would add a lot of [finished] square footage and many luxury features,” Brown says.
As is, “this home has a very comfortable and easy way about it akin to how people live in summer residences,” he says, adding that the estate section south of the highway is coveted for its proximity to the village of East Hampton, the Maidstone Club and beaches, and is its own self-contained neighborhood with the easy ability to bike and walk.
16 Amy’s Lane lists for $6,450,000 and the full details are here.“