If you think the Hamptons means only $5-million, $10-million or $20-million homes, think again: The fact is, most properties sell these days at sub-million-dollar prices, says Jonathan Miller, chief executive and president of Miller Samuel Real Estate Appraisers in Manhattan.
“Over the past seven years, 69.3 percent of all the transactions on the East End, in the Hamptons and the North Fork sold for less than $1 million,” says Miller, citing data researched by his company.
Kimberly Stengel of Town & Country Real Estate agrees. “The Hamptons might be known for its lavish estates, but some of us call it home on a year-round basis. There are plenty of options for the first-time vacation-home buyer and the year-round resident,” she says.
Here are five Hampton addresses with lots of beauty but less buzz:
THE BEAUTY This 2001 Victorian is on .60 acres and is 2,122 square feet, with four bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths, an eat-in kitchen with granite countertops and spacious living room with a fireplace and hardwood floors. There is a formal dining room and a family room. Sliding glass doors open to a brick patio with steps leading to the backyard, which features a 20-by-40-foot L-shaped heated in-ground pool with a rock waterfall. There also is a pool house with a kitchen.
THE BUZZ The house is near Westhampton Beach as well as downtown and shopping.
LISTING AGENT Christine Link, Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 631-288-6244, ext. 219
THE BEAUTY This five-bedroom, three-bath split-level with deck on the second floor is south of Montauk Highway. Sun-filled rooms and plenty of entertaining space in this 2,500-square-foot house on .20 acres.
THE BUZZ Close to beaches, village, restaurants
LISTING AGENT Susan Leonard, Prudential Douglas Elliman, Bridgehampton, 631-537-5900
EAST HAMPTON VILLAGE
THE BEAUTY This charming circa-1910 cottage is nestled on a dead-end street. The 1,432-square-foot, three-bedroom, one-bath home on a 0.19-acre lot includes a large dining room and living room, an eat-in kitchen, an enclosed four-season porch and a large deck. There are original hardwood floors under the carpeting, and a detached two-car garage.
THE BUZZ The home is close to the center of the village and beaches.
LISTING AGENT Bryan Midlam, The Corcoran Group, 631-907-1470
THE BEAUTY This three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,152-square-foot ranch is on a quiet street on .25 acres and has all new appliances. The basement includes two finished rooms with a laundry area.
THE BUZZ Several parks are nearby. The house is minutes away by car from the main part of town with restaurants, shopping and beaches.
LISTING AGENT Alexis Mayer, The Corcoran Group, 516-380-6063
THE BEAUTY This 1,200-square-foot ranch on a .56-acre lot has three bedrooms and two baths and an open living area with a wood fireplace. The kitchen has stainless-steel appliances and granite countertops, and there’s a full basement that is partially finished. Off the kitchen, there is a heated pool and a deck with a retractable awning.
THE BUZZ The home is bordered by a non-buildable land on three sides, as well as a pond and waterfall to the west. It is a short drive to Sag Harbor and the Village of East Hampton.
LISTING AGENT Lisa Levitin, Rosehip Partners Llc, 631-324-0009, ext. 304