Mixing the Hamptons’ traditional shingle style with a modern barn aesthetic, this 4,000-square-foot house is on the market for the first time since its construction by the current owners.
Built in 2004 and using reclaimed wood throughout, this four-bedroom home features double-height ceilings, a massive stone fireplace and custom touches such as built-in shelves throughout.
It offers optimum privacy, too, behind a gate and enclosed by large leafy trees on 1.01 acres.
“The house is a really unique custom design and has been meticulously maintained,” says Patrick McLaughlin, the Douglas Elliman agent who has listed the house.
The first floor offers large spaces for family gatherings — an open-plan living and dining room that total more than 725 square feet, another 258 square feet in the eat-in kitchen, which leads to 363 square feet of open deck and, for cozier get togethers, a 150-square-foot screened porch.
In the kitchen, custom country cupboards — the upper cabinets are glass paned — are topped by granite, and the open-shelf center island has a handsome butcher-block top. The appliances include a Viking gas range and Sub-Zero fridge. The ceiling’s reclaimed wood beams and the oversized terra cotta floor tiles add a warm patina to the room.
The primary bedroom on the first floor is the only one that’s en-suite; it’s 243 square feet in a side wing of the house with a walk-in closet and doors that offer access to the back yard. One of the other three guest rooms is on the ground floor at the back of the house, with its own 80-square-foot deck. The hallway bathroom is directly adjacent to the guestroom, making it almost, but not quite, en-suite.
On the upper level, a large landing can be used as an additional reading spot. The three rooms on this floor share two hallway bathrooms. The largest of the three, at 248 square feet, is currently set up as a home office and has its own balcony, which, at 175 square feet is large enough for outdoor lounging or dining. The other two bedrooms are nearly the same size — around 200 square feet on average.
The full-size basement is unfinished with 8-foot-high ceilings and currently used as storage, but McLaughlin says “it’s an easy remodeling to add additional living space.”
On the grounds, McLaughlin said the original old trees were what attracted the owner to the plot, and they were careful to preserve them during construction. The 40-by-19 pool is heated, gunite, centered in the back yard and within close range to the outdoor shower attached to the house. Also on the grounds are a two-car detached garage and a 196-square-foot detached shed with nearly 11-foot ceilings, used for storage.
Sagaponock, says McLaughlin, is often reported to be the most expensive neighborhood in the Hamptons and one of the most expensive zip codes in the United States (11962) — reported at No. 2 on PropertyShark.com last year, with a median home sale price of $5,750,000.
But, despite the pricy reputation, McLaughlin says Sagaponock is “all about the sky and the beach,” and indeed, Gibson Beach is only 1.1 miles from Hedges Lane, and Sagg Main Beach is 1.5 miles away. Smith Corner Preserve, part of the Peconic Land Trust, is 1.3 miles and its 1,475 feet of shoreline along Sagg Pond offers limited access. The preserve itself is off limits to the public, but kayakers can launch a paddle boat from the village parking area near Bridge Lane. Wölffer Estate Vineyard’s tasting room is 1.5 miles.
The home at 80 Hedges Lane lists for $7,950,000 and the details can be seen here.