Two designer show houses will highlight the Hamptons summer season, and both are for sale:
A JULY TO REMEMBER. A Bridgehampton property playing host to the 2013 Hampton Designer Showcase is on the market for $5.75 million. There are about $750,000 in upgrades and features planned for the home, including energy-efficient utilities and a complete entertainment room, says builder and listing agent Frank Bodenchak of Saunders & Associates.
Construction of the seven-bedroom, 7½-bath house is expected to be finished in July, when the show house opens. The house will have arched rooflines, high ceilings and walls of windows, Bodenchak says, and be powered by renewable geothermal and solar power, which will be adjustable by remote control.
A centralized command center will automate the house’s lighting, pool, hot tub, TVs and Surround Sound system. On the lower level, there will be a pentagon-shaped wine cellar and a movie theater with a large screen and projector linked to the house’s command center.
Outside, residents can lounge by a pool or enjoy a 10-person spa. The backyard also will feature a water sun bed, a fireplace and tennis court. -- Elizabeth Gyori
ROOMS FOR A CAUSE. A five-bedroom house in Bridgehampton listed for $3.595 million will host the inaugural Holiday House show house in the Hamptons.
The event assembles interior designers to create different holiday-inspired spaces. The fundraiser started six years ago in Manhattan.
Opening June 23, it will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, which was founded by Evelyn Lauder. “My mission was to raise awareness of early detection because it saved my life, and to raise money to find a cure,” says Long Island native and interior designer Iris Dankner.
After surviving her own bout with breast cancer, Dankner noticed that there wasn’t anything in her own profession -- the design industry -- that benefited this important women’s cause.
The 5,000-square-foot home will contain an elevator, a finished basement, an exercise room, a heated gunite pool and a master suite with a fireplace. It is listed with Zachary Vichinsky and Cody Vichinsky of The Corcoran Group. -- Nick Divico