Whether you have a case of cabin fever or are seeking inspiration for your home, or a new home, real estate open houses offer an opportunity to get out of the house and into someone else’s. Here are three to check out in the Hamptons: something classic, something brand new and something in between.
A Village Classic: 224 Jermain Ave., Sag Harbor. $4,995,000
This four-bedroom, three-bath traditional cedar shingle house is sited on two-thirds of an acre in Sag Harbor Village. Built in the 1920s, the 3,330-square-foot home was recently renovated to maximize the light and update the open kitchen/dining/living room floor plan. The main common area features a wood burning fireplace and built-in storage. There are plenty of options on the first level: an adjoining den, porches and decks, a primary bedroom suite with two walk-in closets, a windowed office/sunroom, a spacious marble bathroom with double sinks and a brick patio. The second level includes the other bedrooms and bath. The lower level makes room for recreation and storage areas. On the grounds, specimen trees frame the yard, which includes a 45-foot salt water gunite pool, Most unusual is a pool house/art studio made of an original 1,156-square-foot Freight House from the long defunct Sag Harbor-Bridgehampton train spur. Other outbuildings include a detached garage and a garden shed.
Nearby: Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum, Old Whalers Church of Sag, Otter Pond and Upper Sag Harbor Cove, Sag Harbor Bay.
Listing information: Linley Pennebaker Hagen, Brown Harris Stevens Hamptons; details here.
Sea and Sky: 774 Dune Road, Westhampton Beach, $8,995,000
Here’s a chance to start from a clean slate with a newly constructed home on Dune Road that offers direct, unobstructed bay and sunset views. Built by First Dunes, this thoroughly modern home includes six bedrooms and seven and a half baths over 4,900 square feet, ensuring everyone has enough space for rest, relaxation or group entertaining. The open floor plan maximizes the views and the light with floor-to ceiling windows and a double height atrium opening for the skylight. A sleek all-white kitchen has natural-tone wood upper cabinets, a color theme repeated in the primary bathroom, which features a beamed cathedral ceiling. A full refrigeration wall includes an integrated beverage unit. Also on the first floor are a den and a bedroom. The second floor includes the primary bedroom and two guest rooms, the remaining bedrooms are on the third, along with a gym. Outdoors, there’s an oversized outdoor deck with heated, salt-water pool and spa. The ground level includes a garage with four spaces.
Nearby: Pike’s Beach, Atlantic Beach County Park, Moriches Bay, Cupsogue Beach County Park.
Listing information: Claire Vegliante, Kerrigan Country Realty; details here.
Midcentury Mod: 29 Cove Road, Southampton, $1,595,000
This is a little house that packs in a lot of charm on a serene half acre in Southampton Cove. Built in 1960, it’s a midcentury classic with a laid-back atmosphere. Three bedrooms and two baths are on the one-level over 1,450 square feet, including a primary bedroom with its own bath and French doors leading to the back yard. The living room features wood floors, a wide picture window and a brick wood burning fireplace—bricks being a design accent repeated elsewhere in the home. The updated eat-in kitchen has stainless appliances, ceramic farmhouse sink, a two-seat breakfast bar and a peacock-blue tiled floor. Large windows throughout the main floor provide lots of light and views of the pretty garden with a naturalistic design of hedges, native grasses and perennials, shrubs, pathways, and with an established raised-bed vegetable garden. A flagstone patio surrounds the heated salt-water pool in the back yard and offers an outdoor shower. The 1,000-square-foot walk-out basement is semi-finished with a tiled floor and is currently used as a studio. The house has central air and solar panels.
Nearby: Crab Beach on North Sea Harbor, Fish Cove, Towd Point, Water Mill Preserve.
Listing information: Jennifer McLauchlen, James R McLauchlen Real Estate; Bill Siegel, Saunders details here. Open Houses Oct. 14, 10 a.m. to12 p.m. and Oct. 15, 12 to 2 p.m.