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(Photo courtesy of James R. McLauchlen, Inc.)

Here’s a rare chance to have your own private Idaho at the end of a lane and on the tip of a peninsula. 

The nuts and bolts

4 bedrooms

3 baths 

3,000 square feet

.91 acres

House proud

(Photo courtesy of James R. McLauchlen Real Estate)

Built in 1960 and renovated in 1997, this Southampton A-frame house has been well maintained over the years and has  legal guest house addition that was grandfathered in. The former owners were well-known pioneering art dealers who specialized in German Expressionist and Russian avant-garde works, and sold the house to the current owners in 1997. This is the first time the house has changed hands in 30 years.

“The property has multiple winning lotto tickets,” said Jennifer McLauchlen, the agent at James R. McLauchlen Real Estate, who is representing the listing. She referenced features such as the guest house that were grandfathered in and that would not be permitted today. 

What’s the plan?

The home is approached at the end of Middle Pond Lane and through a gated driveway. The brick-paved walkway leads to the entry, which offers a bright, window-lined foyer wide enough to accommodate a dining table. The entryway leads into the kitchen and great room, with egress to the outside through sliding doors. There’s an additional family room, bedroom and bath with a private terrace. A spiral staircase leads to the second floor with a primary ensuite bedroom with cathedral ceilings and exposed beams, and a large transom window over the sliding glass doors that open to a large deck overlooking the water. An additional room offers flexible options as a guest room or office and also includes sliding doors leading to a small deck. 

(Photo courtesy of James R. McLauchlen, Inc.)

What’s cooking?

The kitchen’s original wooden cabinetry is in place and in excellent condition, topped by granite counters. The stainless-steel appliances include a dishwasher; a double sliding window over the sink is one of many with a water view. 

What else?

The two-bedroom legal guest house includes a full bathroom, sitting room and kitchen. 

Amenities and more

  • Wood-burning fireplace in the living room
  • Freeform, heated gunite pool
  • The deep-water dock can accommodate a 25-foot boat
  • A one-car detached garage
(Photo courtesy of James R. McLauchlen, Inc.)

One cool thing (or two) 

At the end of the peninsula with water surrounding three sides of the lot, the home is surrounded by sky and water and offers unobstructed spectacular sunset views toward Shinnecock Bay.


Agent’s callout 

“Three-quarters of the property is waterfront and bulkheaded, on its own promontory and has R15 zoning, which is an extraordinary feature that offers expansion potential,” says McLauchlen. “It’s a very laid-back, beachy community where people walk their dogs and say hello to each other.” 

Location, location, location

The home is in what is known as the Middle Pond area, which also includes Fort and Far ponds. With the Southampton Yacht Club nearby by, generations of families have learned to sail on in the bay here McLauchlen says. The home is 2.2 miles from Shinnecock Hills, 1.4 miles from Art Village. The Shinnecock Indian Territory with its museum and cultural center, is 1.8 miles away. 


The home at 21 Middle Pond Lane lists for $8,200,000 and the details can be seen here