Nick Churton of Mayfair International Realty gets in the mood for living in The Hamptons.
In the winter the Hamptons shoreline at Wainscott is moody. The marram grass bends low in the wild wind, the sand nips at one’s ankles and the sea angrily lashes the shore. It is the haunting scuddy grey mood this coastline has towards the end of one year and at the beginning of the next. It is a time for long walks in long coats. But in the long days of summer this world is benign and blue. The sea invites, the sand is warm underfoot and the grasses offer high, upright seclusion. Above all here the contemporary oceanfront home, Wains South, peeks over the dunes like a trophy. It is a trophy. It is a prize for anyone who wants to call this wonderful place home.
Wainscott stands between Bridgehampton and East Hampton in that area towards the tip of Long Island which is famous the world over for its easy lifestyle and glamorous residents. The hamlet was named after a village in Kent, England from which most of the early settlers in the area came, and which is immortalised in Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations.
Wains South stands in 2.3 acres with 315 ft of breathtaking beachfront. Throughout the year this and houses like it are in terrific demand for vacation rentals which makes it not only a wonderful home but also a great investment opportunity.
It is also a great investment in family. As beach houses go this is state-of-the-art with five spacious bedrooms, an open kitchen, living and dining room – all with huge windows to make the most of the amazing seascape. Outside there is a large ocean view deck. If the sea is too salty for one’s swimming taste then there is a great pool with pool house and spa. This is a house on which lifelong memories are built.
Then there are the neighbours. There aren’t many close by. But those that are, are no doubt well worth knowing. If ever one wanted one’s family to make good connections and rub shoulders with the right people then surely this is one of the best places in the world to do so.
Wains South is a beauty. Welcome to The Hamptons. Welcome to Wains’ World.