A Restored 19th-Century Farmstead in East Hampton Hits the Market for the First Time Ever
Once upon a time in the Hamptons, some of the epically-allotted estates functioned not so much for the sole purpose of vacation. Before the days of the supply chain that we know today, areas now known for their incredible affluence were far more pastoral. And, one historic property in East Hampton with its roots firmly in agriculture just hit the market for the first time ever publicly. Asking $5.95 million, the restored 19th-century farmstead nods to its original purpose while accommodating a more luxurious lifestyle.
Set on 3.54 acres just outside of East Hampton Village, the agrarian compound consists of a centerpiece farmhouse orbited by a series of outbuildings perfect for studios, home offices, or creating a “party barn” of sorts. All well-maintained and utterly charming, the spaces total 3,700 square feet and hold five bedrooms and five bathrooms, four of which lie within the main house. A vast eat-in kitchen keeps food and entertaining forward.
The surrounding grounds are home to a heated pool, overlooked by an antique barn-turned-pool pavilion. Century-old specimen trees dot the premises, which also feature a grassy meadow ideal for those daily roaming constitutionals, long ago called that as they meant to keep the doctor away.
Martha Gundersen and Paul Brennan of Douglas Elliman hold the listing. Making the newly-listed estate even more attractive, the listing page also claims “the property benefits from low taxes.”