On the Market: 4 Listings a Stone's Throw Away from Celebrity Homes

If you’re moving to a Hamptons neighborhood where high-end listings are the norm, borrowing a cup of sugar takes on a whole new light.

In the Hamptons, it’s not that difficult to rub shoulders with celebrities—after all, many of them live right next door! Take pricey Meadow Lane in Southampton—a.k.a. Billionaire Lane—where the ocean laps at the feet of such famous residents as Calvin Klein and industrialist David Koch, who is the richest man in New York and the sixth wealthiest in the country. Not far from Klein’s brand-new, 17,000-square-foot glass abode and Koch’s trad temple, “Aspen East,” lies 980 Meadow Lane, a comparatively modest 2,500-square-foot modern on 4.12 acres with 261 feet of ocean frontage and expansive views toward Shinnecock Bay. Built in 1962, the four-bedroom, four-bath home is being sold for the first time since it was built, according to Tim Davis of the Corcoran Group, who has the $32 million listing. “Inspired by the work of architect Philip Johnson, it’s as timeless as the Glass House,” he says.

A stone’s throw from Lily Pond Lane in East Hampton, home to both Martha Stewart and Jon Bon Jovi, the combined parcels of 81 Ocean and 10 Lockwood are being offered together for $18 million, listed with Angela Boyer-Stump and Ed Petrie of Sotheby’s International Realty. Each of the two traditional shingle-style waterfront homes comes with a cottage and sits on approximately one acre, with a total of 3,200 square feet and seven bedrooms and baths between them.

Can’t get enough of Madonna’s “bedtime stories”? Her Wild Horses Farms is close enough for multiple games of truth or dare, were you to buy 13 and 35 Meadow Court in Bridgehampton, listed for $3.995 million with Corcoran’s Gary DePersia. The 3,200-square-foot Sicilian-style farmhouse on two acres oozes charm, says DePersia, adding that would-be buyers of the four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath house with outdoor kitchen, heated pool, and specimen trees can get this-close to the increasingly reclusive Material Girl. “You can see her galloping through the fields as you drive down Scuttle Hole Road,” he says.

Available for the first time since it was built, in 1962, this Meadow Lane modern has a $32 million ask.
Available for the first time since it was built, in 1962, this Meadow Lane modern (above) has a $32 million ask; a farmhouse near Madonna’s pad in Bridgehampton is listed for just under $4 million (below). 
A farmhouse near Madonna’s pad in Bridgehampton is listed for just under $4 million

Looking to invest well? The dollar stretches further and home values are expected to rise in lesser-known Tuckahoe, where former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, the nation’s 14th-richest person, holds court at historic Ballyshear. While Bloomberg paid $20 million for his 35 acres near the National Golf Links of America, a savvy buyer can snap up a 7,460-square-foot Tudor on just over an acre at neighboring 344 Millstone Brook Road for a mere $2.9 million, also listed with Boyer-Stump. The six-bedroom, six-and-a-half-bath, custom-built house comes with four fireplaces, a pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, and formal gardens. “Even for those who have everything, this house will exceed their expectations,” says Boyer-Stump, pointing out that two separately keyed guest suites flank the residence’s generous main living space. Perhaps Bloomberg might even make himself available for some financial advice or join your golf foursome. Just don’t count on him to tutor your kids with their Spanish homework.

At $60 million, consider the 60-acre Three Ponds Farm in Bridgehampton, boasting a 20,000-square-foot mansion by Allan Greenberg, including an 18-hole Rees Jones–designed golf course and its own pro shop.

Big Deal

What does $1 million an acre get you if you live in the Hamptons? If you’ve got $60 million on hand, consider the 60-acre Three Ponds Farm in Bridgehampton, boasting a 20,000-square-foot mansion by Allan Greenberg (inspired by the 16th-century Villa Barbaro in Italy’s Veneto region); three bass-stocked ponds, 14 elaborate gardens, 60 varieties of roses, and 7,000 specimen trees; and resort-like amenities, including an 18-hole Rees Jones–designed golf course and its own pro shop. “Several of America’s most exclusive, private golf clubs are located in the Hamptons,” says Jones, the designer of seven U.S. Open venues. “Three Ponds Farm doesn’t take a backseat to any of them!” Listing agent Dana Trotter of Sotheby’s International Realty recalls the days when the property was a dairy farm. “I’m awestruck every time I visit,” she says. “There aren’t many private residences that come with their own Rees Jones golf course.” Added bonus: If you’re the entrepreneurial type, the development rights are still in place.

A version of this article appeared in the July 15 2015 issue of Hamptons Cottages & Gardens with the headline: Deeds & Don'ts: Meet the Neighbors.

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52 Dorchester Road, Darien, CT
Reminiscent of a bygone era, this iconic 1930s brick estate is poised to be brought back to its former glory. Envision Gatsby-meets-2018 with a grand entrance, generously sized rooms, high ceilings, fumed wood paneling and arched doors, newly refinished floors and a freshly painted interior throughout much of the house. Set on 4.5 private acres with a pool, cabana and mature plantings, this property is a rare find. Vintage details for a future masterpiece.

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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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64 Birchwood Lane, Bridgehampton
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20 Hook Pond Lane, East Hampton
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76 Windmill Lane, Bridgehampton
On 2+/- acres, landscaped for complete privacy, this complex consists of three interconnected enameled clad steel barns custom designed by Jack Ceglic, with radiant heat concrete floors, maintenance free exteriors and grand, open spaces. The 4,600+/- sq. ft. main house offers custom kitchen, master and guest suites, library and half bath. All rooms open to large mahogany terrace. The guest house/studio has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, and separate study. Heated gunite lap pool.

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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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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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