Style Central: What’s Hot with Hamptons Buyers Right Now?

Filipe Pereira and Austyn Zung Sag Harbor Office

Photograph by Tria Giovan – From the HC&G July 1 2021 issue

Just like in fashion, the real estate industry experiences style trends. Luckily, nothing as extreme as fuzzy bucket hats and low-rise jeans coming back in style is happening for homes, but there are a few key changes worth noting.

In the Hamptons Design Guide 2022, top real estate agents are sharing what style elements are popular with buyers right now in the Hamptons, a market with some of the country’s most discerning house hunters.

East Hampton Dining Room

Photograph by Tria Giovan – From the HC&G August 1 2020 issue

“Higher-level finishes and slightly smaller square footage. And multigenerational flexibility, such as space for working from home or an in-laws suite.” – RC Atlee, Compass

“An open kitchen, high ceilings, and a morphing of modern and traditional.” – Martha Gundersen, Douglas Elliman Real Estate

“The great room has lost some of its appeal. People who are working from home like to work in one space while their kids are at work or play in another, so ideally they want more than one living room, plus a den. ” – Denise Wider, Douglas Elliman Real Estate 

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Photograph by Bates Masi + Architects – From the HC&G August 15 2021 issue

“Transitional lines from the outside and an open floorplan inside.” – Dana Trotter, Sotheby’s International Realty

“Homes that look traditional on the outside but are very modem within. People are leaning toward modern more than ever before.” – Ryan Jacka, Sotheby’s International Realty