The Hamptons and Bridghampton: rural atmosphere and historic charm

The Hamptons offer the perfect blend of sandy ocean beaches, a rural atmosphere, historic charm and a sense of exclusivity. All within 1 hour 30 minutes from New York City on the Montauk Highway. The Hamptons are known for their rich art scene – Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, William De Kooning, all lived in Springs (East Hampton) – you can still visit Jackson Pollock’s home and studio. Much like the French Riviera, the Hamptons are synonymous with fame and glory, minus the paparazzi. The secondary residence market is exceptional there. The summer season runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and you can rent both a weekly bungalow for a few hundred dollars, or oceanfront mega-mansions for $ 1 to $ 2 million for the summer.

Bridghampton

Temporarily in the spotlight thanks to Jay-Z and Beyonce renting a $ 43.5 million property a few years ago, Bridgehampton is best known for its international horse races, like the Hamptons Classic, one the biggest outdoor horse races in the country, or the Polo matches at the Bridgehampton Polo club. Bridgehampton stands out as the perfect village for a horse lover’s secondary residence. Resolutely upscale, but still accessible, Bridgehampton is the ideal place for a well-to-do but discreet clientele.

The town is divided in its middle by the Montauk Highway, classic houses, stables and equestrian estates cover the countryside north of the more rural village of the East End, while the prestigious properties lie closer to the beaches South of the Highway. At the heart of the village, Main Street stretches out with its boutiques, galleries and restaurants, showcasing the right balance between haute cuisine and relaxed atmosphere that makes up the small town. The small Bridgehampton Commons shopping center provides everything you need without having to leave the village.

In terms of cuisine, Pierre is the must-see French restaurant on Main Street to see and be seen. The Topping Rose hotel has, for its part, entrusted its kitchens to Jean-Georges Vongerichten, renowned French chef with several stars.
The cultural scene is not to be outdone. Among the art galleries, the White Room Gallery and RJK are our favorites, with their mix of established artists but also “up and coming” artists. Do not miss the flagship stage of the wine route: the Channing Daughters winery and its magnificent sculpture garden.

Discreet but still bon vivant, “bridgehamptonites” appreciate the simple pleasures of life – cooking and shopping are unpretentious but of high quality. The North of the Montauk highway represents the Mecca of the horse thanks to its exceptional equestrian fields, just like for those who would seek luxury properties.

The village makes the most of the access to the sea and beaches: the beaches of Scott Cameron, Ocean Road and Mecox Beach are popular with residents and tourists alike for the day. Bridgehampton, however, goes under the radar of tourist guides, and thus avoids the crowds of summer tourists. Local residents have thus managed to maintain the authenticity of their shops, restaurants and beaches.

Regarding real estate, after 2 years of relative calm with prices rather stable, even slightly low, the exodus of New Yorkers to the Hamptons has had a serious impact. The real estate market is solid there: the average price per square foot has increased by 27%. The average selling price is $ 2,048,667 and the number of days in the market is 469 days.

To get to Bridgehampton or East Hampton, allow a 2 hour drive from Manhattan on the 495 and Montauk Highway (or 40 minutes by helicopter).
In summary, you will like:
• Houses by the lake and ponds
• The tree-lined streets and the greenery
• Uncrowded beaches
• The cultural and artistic offer


Discover our properties in the Hamptons:

Bridgehampton Luxury Cottage
1,496 sq ft • 3 bedrooms • 2.5 bathrooms
$ 2,195,000

This cottage is nestled in the hills of Bridgehampton, just a 10-minute drive from the village. Take the opportunity to get away from the big city, or maybe you need the gorgeous 4.5 acres this property has to create your own little intimate hideaway. The possibilities for expansion are endless. Over 30,000 square feet of clearance allowed on this lot, rolling lawns and all day sun on the pool. A true haven of peace which remains close to the village while offering you unparalleled privacy. Live in the current cottage while you build your dream home or modernize and renovate the property.

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East Hampton Rental
1,900 sq ft • 4 bedrooms • 3 bathrooms
$ 40,000/mo, July or August

Perfectly nestled on a peaceful, wooded setting, a stone throw away from the beaches and the Bay, minutes to Sag Harbors, East Hampton and the Ocean. 4 bedrooms and 3 remodeled bathrooms to accommodate your clan, central A/C and a fireplace for comfort. The light filled great room is opening on the back deck and the heated pool, Trails are around the corner: this pristine modern is ready for your well deserved summer relaxation. Available July or August 2021: $40,000

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