This new, seven-bedroom house in Water Mill, on the market for $10.995 million, has plenty of classic Hamptons style and amenities, but it is also one of the few LEED-certified homes on the East End.
Designed by Robert Schwagerl and listed by his wife, Jeannette Schwagerl of Brown Harris Stevens, the 9,000-square-foot, south-of-the-highway home includes energy-efficient technologies such as geothermal heating and cooling, foam insulation, Internet-controlled thermostats, solar panels and radiant heated floors.
"It's very different from the homes people are building out here," Jeannette Schwagerl says. "It really is a unique twist."
Along with the environmentally friendly features, there are things that no Hamptons house should be without, and most of them have a green spin. The basement wine cellar, for example, was designed with spray-in foam insulation to keep the cool air in and has a separate cooling unit that runs minimally, Jeannette Schwagerl says. The pergola by the 48-foot pool is covered with solar panels, which adds shade while keeping the panels inconspicuous -- they can be seen only from the second-story roof deck. The panels provide electrical power to the house. Supplementary power is provided by PSEG.