Find Out Why Year-Round Hamptonites Are Shedding Their Primary Properties

Corcoran broker Peter Hallock's Federal-style Southampton home.Decades ago, middle-class families who lived in Southampton year-round rented out their large homes in the village and decamped to rustic summer cottages on the bay in Noyac and North Sea—a phenomenon that the Southampton Historical Museum documented in a 2012 exhibit. For some East Enders, such as Corcoran broker Peter Hallock, the times haven’t changed. Each summer, the born-and-bred Southamptonite and his husband, Craig Mowry, rent out a Federal-style home on Main Street (featured in the June 2013 issue of HC&G) and head to a clapboard cottage in North Sea. “There’s something terrific about shedding the formality of your fancy house in the Hamptons,” Hallock says. “When we’re at the cottage, it feels like the 1960s. It’s the bay every day and barbecues, not cocktail parties, every night.”

Corcoran broker Peter Hallock's North Sea getaway.Kelli Delaney, founder of lifestyle website and an HC&G contributing editor, enjoys the pool and gardens at Maple Shade, the 1880 Victorian in Water Mill that she shares with her husband, Dr. Mark Kot, but when she wants to kayak or simply get some work done, she drives 17 minutes west to a one-story waterfront bungalow in Hampton Bays. “It’s the opposite lifestyle,” Delaney says. “In Water Mill, I’m in my rose garden, and at the beach, it’s sandy feet.”

Switching houses is an essential part of the equation for those who find the summer social swirl simply too much to take, argues marketing executive Susan Aminoff, who rents out her properties in Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor while she retreats to a third home, a Shelter Island cottage that borders a reserve. “The game has been elevated,” says Aminoff. “Years ago, I could simply stroll into the Hampton Classic wearing a bathing suit and a sarong, but not anymore.”

This charming Shelter Island farmhouse was once a general store.Seeking a little solitude for yourself? Relatively sleepy Shelter Island is still a viable option. “I’ve had many people tour houses on Shelter Island who have main residences in East Hampton or Sag Harbor,” says broker Penelope Moore of Saunders & Associates, who is listing a three-bedroom cedar-shingled 1889 farmhouse at 2 Hudson Avenue, a onetime general store that’s now on the market for $949,000. “They want a tranquil place where they can get away from it all.”

3 Bedrooms
2.5 Bathrooms
2,445 sq. ft.

Contact: Penelope Moore at Saunders & Associates,

A wood burning stove adds character to the open dining space,A wood-burning stove adds character to the open living and dining space.


The country kitchen features tin ceilings.The country kitchen features tin ceilings.


The charming façade.The charming façade.

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76 Windmill Lane, Bridgehampton
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5 Green Pond Road, New Milford, CT
Litchfield County's fabled Candlelight Farms Airport. This is a rare opportunity to own one of CT's few grass strip airports. Moments from Candlewood Lake and all that Litchfield County offers. Bucolic 35 acre setting with 2,900 ft. turf runway. The collector-quality hangar boasts a steel framed, 6,000 sq ft structure with automatic doors. Spacious enough to store up to 10 Piper Cub size planes. Perfect for a private user, a collective of enthusiasts or a commercial investment.

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64 Birchwood Lane, Bridgehampton
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20 Hook Pond Lane, East Hampton
On a private lane in the Hook Pond estate area is a new home designed by Abstract Builders. The 10,000 SF home (on 3 levels) is perfectly sited on a 1.6 acre lot to take full advantage of the pond and ocean views. Dramatic open kitchen, dining and living space opens to the outside; includes 7 ensuite bedrooms, plus light-filled lower level with billiards, viewing room, wine cellar and sauna. Outside, landscaped grounds surround a gunite pool, spa and pool house.

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57 Miller Lane East, East Hampton
Charming East Hampton cottage renovated in 2013 was transformed into a 2,500+/- sq. ft. dream home. On the first level are two bedrooms, a bath, open living areas, and a sunroom. The bluestone sun porch overlooks a beautiful pool and pool house with garden. Upstairs master suite features a bath with marble herringbone floor with nickel Samuel Heath shower fixtures. Custom window treatments, Phillip Jeffries wallpaper throughout and Sonos inside and outside.

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11 Musket Ridge Road, Wilton CT
Perched at the top of a roaring Silvermine River waterfall on almost 4 acres, the property spreads out into Wilton and New Canaan. Every inch of this home has been perfected to capture the timeless appeal of the river while exuding ultimate refinement and good taste. The architect-designed home captures river views and sounds, and almost every room opens to one of the magnificent decks or to a private balcony. Call Ileana Barns Slavin Associates-William Raveis at (203) 246-7215.

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