by INHABIT EDITORS
Unpack and stay for a while
at these East End Corcoran listings.
Whether it’s the Hamptons or the North Fork, the East End of Long Island is a New York State escape that’s as much a brand as it is a region. It’s where summer dreams become reality — where pristine beaches pair with vineyards, culture, and world-class shopping, dining, and entertainment.
Whether you seek quiet luxury or the vibrant social scene, having a place to say is the only way to truly experience life “out east.” Here are some of our favorite East End rentals available for the upcoming summer season.
The House: Wake up to gently crashing Atlantic waves at this sleek Amagansett beachfront. The 8,000-square-foot postmodern manse blurs the line between fine art and architecture, flaunting an eye-catching design that exaggerates shape. Entering up backlit marble steps, you’ll be greeted with a rush of natural light, which flows freely through the home’s many picture windows and massive circular skylights. An extensive desk beckons with its pool, jacuzzi, and multiple lounging areas — covered, sun-soaked, and hammocked. Beyond, there’s a tennis court, playgrounds, and a boardwalk down to the true East End Eden: a stretch of ocean beach.
The Place: Amagansett’s rural roots can’t help but grow out, fostering a prevailing sense of calm and majesty that attracted Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller during their famed summer of ‘57 stay and continues to lure notable names. After all, who doesn’t like exploring tree-lined streets or luxuriating on the Atlantic’s white sand beachfront? Downtown buzzes with an eclectic mix of shops, cafés, and restaurants, not to mention Stephen Talkhouse — a Hamptons nightlife institution.
Represented By: Arlene Reckson of Corcoran’s East Hampton Office.
The House: Oft-coveted “South of the Highway” Hamptons living awaits at this barn-style Bridgehampton home. Exposed beams define an interior that’s both rustic and refined. For proof, look no further than the numerous plants hanging from those uncovered lengths of wood. There are two primary bedrooms — one with a fireplace and amenity-laden ensuite, the other boasting vaulted ceilings and deck access. This three-bedroom is also two-board, with a pair of paddleboards provided for exploring Sam’s Creek via the private dock. Alternatively, navigate Ocean Road to the end and dip your toes into the central promise of the street’s name.
The Place: Does anyplace on the East End wield the small-town hamlet, big-time personality dichotomy better than Bridgehampton? Timeless beauty and ostentatious happenings mingle in that specific way that makes the Hamptons “the Hamptons.” Pass the day relaxing on pristine sands and still have time to spend the night filling up on cuisine at an esteemed bistro or steakhouse.
Represented By: Debbie Loeffler of Corcoran’s Bridgehampton Office.
The House: This modern seven-bedroom, crafted by celebrated, multiple AIA award-winning Sprecht Architects, branches off the flowing vines of North Fork wine country. Its entire interior basks in sunlight through 12-foot windows and to the top of its 14-foot-high ceilings. A fireplace adds a dramatic aura to the expansive, exposed concrete living room, flowing seamlessly into the dining area, an open kitchen, and to the enchanting grounds. Outside, there’s a covered poolside porch and a sunken fire pit resembling a miniature amphitheater. As if this place wasn’t already next level, there’s also a roof deck.
The Place: Pardon the obvious connection, but Cutchogue has aged like a fine wine. The Southold hamlet perfectly encompasses the North Fork’s central appeal. Past and present harmoniously entwine, resulting in a distinct coastal New England vibe under 100 miles from Manhattan. Sail in the serene southern waters of Peconic Bay, uncork at a neighborhood vineyard, and stock up on the local bounty at the many local farm stands.
Represented By: Frederick A. Wallenmaier and Peter Huffine of Corcoran’s Bridgehampton Office and Marco Maida of Corcoran’s North Fork Office.
The House: An elephant hedge sculpture is the de facto doorperson at this East Hampton village gem. You’ll flow through this place like walking on air, each room inviting with a blend of fashion and function. Six ensuite bedrooms populate the home, each claiming lavish bathroom amenities and top-notch linens. There’s also a gym and a media room on the finished lower level. However, it’ll be challenging to remain inside for long — least of all because most rooms center on enticing glimpses of the luxe exterior. The landscaped grounds boast an open-air cabana, pergola patio, built-in barbecue, al fresco dining room, and a heated gunite pool.
The Place: It’s always fun to explore downtown while vacationing out east, especially when that downtown is East Hampton Village. Everything is on the menu here, whether part of the world-class restaurant scene or not. Indulge in fantastic luxury and boutique shopping options, let the hours slip by at the beach, or even people-watch. Within minutes of this home’s front gate, you can experience what many consider Peak Hamptons.
Represented By: Randi R. Ball and Sara Bertha of Corcoran’s East Hampton Office.
The House: Robert A.M. Stern designed this modern shingled five-bedroom in 1973, and it’s the pinnacle of Hamptons chic. This one of a kind beach house is totally decked out, meaning every room exits onto a patio or terrace. Double-height, four-panel windows invite unreal ocean vistas from the outside in. You’ll also find copious tongue and groove paneling throughout the home. Time spent here permits tons of poolside relaxation, but the ocean remains the top attraction. Follow a walkway down the bluff — passing your private cabana along the path — and come face-to-face with “The End” in seconds.
The Place: If this is “The End,” suddenly things don’t seem so bad. Montauk is undoubtedly far out but undeniably worth the trip. The village is synonymous with fishing, meaning vast opportunities to cast off aboard sailing charters and an inherent trust that any restaurant’s “catch of the day” is bound to be fresh. And when it comes to scenic appeal — ocean views, breathtaking sunsets, several state parks — Montauk simply can’t be beat.
Represented By: Michael Schultz of Corcoran’s East Hampton Office.
The House: Tranquility is for the taking at this gambreled six-bedroom in Quogue. Experience a cottage-like aura on an estate-sized scale. Conquer your summer reading beside the living room fireplace, over morning cereal in the breakfast nook, or curled up in the enclosed parlor. Venture up a stately staircase to the primary bedroom, which boasts a cozy sleeping porch with suspended bench seating, a bay window, and a wood stove. The detached garage is a game room sporting a ping-pong and foosball table. After a day of high-pressure table tennis rallies, cool off with a dip in the pool, followed by a most favored summer luxury — the outdoor shower.
The Place: Quogue is quiet and esteemed. For all the natural beauty of the Hamptons with none of the bustle, this hamlet must be the place. Many call it “the un-Hamptons,” but Quogue is no less sought-after. With access to creeks, bays, and the ocean — plus the Quogue Wildlife Preserve — those with any sort of outdoor-centered mindset will find something to love.
Represented By: Amanda Murray and Robert Murray of Corcoran’s Westhampton Beach Office.
The House: Though its Peconic panoramas are paramount — visible from nearly every room — many facets make this post-modern waterside dwelling a sweet summer retreat. It boasts several glass walls, a feature particularly vital for the plants populating the greenhouse. Whether you explore via the twirling main staircase or opt for the elevator, you’ll discover a floor plan flaunting rooms that are oases of comfort and sprawl in square footage. The property sits atop a textbook rolling hill and is enveloped in lush greenery — with one gap for a private stairway to over 200 feet of bay beach. Soak it all up in the infinity pool, which too overlooks the bay.
The Place: When you’re not active in this home’s gym or at work in its art studio, the surrounding area is your haven away from home. You’re on the border of North Sea and Noyack, two hamlets showcasing the Hamptons at its bayfront, bucolic best. Downtown Sag Harbor is also a short drive away, harboring a bustling seaside community with no equal — regardless if you’re popping in for waterside dinner reservations, a weekend farmer’s market, or a tour of the Whaling Museum.
Represented By: Rhonda Rachlin and Tim Davis of Corcoran’s Southampton Office.
The House: Farmhouse flair exudes undeniable radiance at this Southampton five-bedroom. Twin balconies overlook a breathtaking backyard tucked among the Hamptons’ verdant native flora. Down below, a pair of covered porches flank the back steps that lead to a tranquil pool area — completed by a quaint pool house and ample bluestone deck lounging. Head inside and discover how the house embraces its rural inspirations with exposed ceiling beams and sliding barn-style doors. All first-floor spaces — living room into dining area into kitchen and breakfast nook — seamlessly blend, creating an effortless feel.
The Place: Over its centuries of existence, Southampton has been considered among, if not the best of the best out east. Historical significance abounds, as does unimpeachable style, as does culture in the form of art galleries. For(e) the golf fanatic, this home’s location is one good tee shot away from multiple courses, including the prestigious Shinnecock Hills Golf Club.
Represented By: Marcella O’Callaghan of Corcoran’s Southampton Office.