It’s never too early to start looking for your next home, whether it’s for the summer or all-year round. In fact, some say the off season is the best season. Here are a few “open to consideration.”
In Northwest Woods, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom split-level home offers an open living room-kitchen plan with cathedral ceilings and a fireplace with a wood-burning stove inset. Gleaming hardwood floors, wainscoting and diagonal wall paneling are among the homey touches in this 1988 1,582-square-foot house in the woods. The kitchen has been updated with stainless-steel appliances and offers a breakfast bar separating it from the larger room. One of the two upstairs bedrooms features a high ceiling and a private deck overlooking the back yard with room for a table and chairs or a chaise lounge. There’s also a back deck running the width of the house and overlooking the yard and woods. Sited on .37 acres. $1,492,000. Open house: Jan 21, 1-3 p.m.
It’s shingle city at this 4,600-square-foot home that combines multi architectural elements. Five bedrooms and five bathrooms offer plenty of accommodations and privacy, and the 24-foot-high ceilings in the open living room make it an inviting place for entertaining. If you run out of space, there’s 1.7 acres, a fitness room, a wraparound outdoor patio and a pool to catch overflow. A sleek kitchen with a seated center island looks easy to work in either for your own food prep or a catering crew. This is a very attractively appointed home with contemporary touches such as black casements around the window—everything in harmony. $4,695,000. Open house: Jan. 18, 1-3 p.m.; Jan 20, 2024, 2-4 p.m.
If you like historic houses without the hassle, then this new-to-the-market home in the Southampton Art Village Estate might be the one you put a red dot on to mark “sold.” The famous “art village” in an area of Shinnecock Hills, is a community of cottages built in the 1890s for the Shinnecock Hills Summer School, which opened in 1891 as the first major art school in the United States. This five-bedroom, five-bath (plus two half baths) home, built in 1910, covers nearly 5,000 square feet and was renovated in 2021 with top finishings and amenities. Sited on 2.1 acres with a privacy gate, it features a grand circular driveway, mature leafy trees—almost like a painting. Inside, handsome wood paneling, an updated eat-in kitchen with pretty slate floors and an atrium dining room are among the many assets of this home. $5,995,000. Open house: Jan. 21, 1-3 p.m.
Sitting on Quantuck Bay, this three-bedroom, two- and a half-bath house offers a home with plenty of windows, double-height ceilings, wood-burning fireplaces and terra cotta floors that give the feel of a Tuscan farmhouse, and that feeling is echoed in the large country-style country with wood-paneled ceilings, tile work and rustic wood cabinets. Built in 1997, the 2,877-square-foot home has had updates through the years, including a renovated primary bathroom, new roofs on the main house and the ice house outbuilding in back, and other improvements. The house is sited on .88 acres with a generous backyard planted with flowering shrubs, privacy hedges and a gunite pool, and front, rear and side porches. Most unusual is the high-ceilinged historic ice house, which has been transformed into a wine cellar and tasting room. $3,200,000. Open house: Jan. 21, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
You don’t have to wait to get into the water with this home on Shinnecock Bay. Just steps from the open bay, dockside updates include 75 feet of new bulkhead, 30 feet of floating dock, new Trex decking and an aluminum ramp, all installed in 2021. There’s a bit of lawn on this .26 acre plot and a front porch for enjoying sundowners—when you’re not on the boat, of course. Inside this 2,931-square-foot four-bedroom, three-bathroom home, built in 1953, is a renovated kitchen with Sub-Zero refrigerator, a living room with a gas/ wood burning fireplace and hard wood floors throughout. Some rooms feature wrap around windows, but light flows in through every room. 2023 infrastructure updates include a new gas boiler and hot water heater and hydronic heating system. $1,975,000. Open house: Jan. 19, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.