Escape to the privacy and enchantment of a superlative estate in the heart of the Hamptons. Occupying the northern half of private Ram Island, this multi-building refuge offers the felicitous renter a complete and luxurious hideaway experience. The unique compound on 15+/- acres overlooks the natural beauty of Sebonac Creek, the manicured green hills of the National Golf Links and surrounds you with breathtaking views of Great Peconic Bay just beyond. The proud, fully restored Main Cottage, exquisitely decorated by Atelier AM, offers 4 light-filled bedrooms and a graceful flow through the spacious and inviting living areas, with all the expected modern amenities of a distinctive Hamptons house. Warm, oak paneling, expertly juxtaposed historic joinery and contemporary fixtures, and cozy, grand fireplaces inspire an immediate sense of "home" and take the chill out of even the darkest January evening. Open terraces, mahogany decks and glass-enclosed rooms offer limitless vantage points for taking in the spectacular island setting, showcasing the tranquility of nature and the grandeur of truly epic sunsets. The house lends itself to the indoor/outdoor lifestyle of the Hamptons in the warmer months, with fully retracting walls of glass on both sides of the living room, creating an open air room that flows directly into the relaxed comfort of exterior garden rooms. There is a wonderful outdoor Japanese soaking tub, a wooden hot tub located at the beaches' edge, that is a nearly perfect spot to witness magnificent sunsets 365 days of the year. The adjacent transitional-style Guest Cottage is fully appointed with an open floor plan and walls of glass overlooking the serene waterfront, providing 3 additional bedrooms to the compound. To complement the reserved elegance of the living quarters, the estate also boasts a separate yoga studio, spa building with a dedicated massage space and steam room, a heated gunite pool, private beach and a deep-water dock with a fabulous boathouse. Punctuated by mature specimen trees and wondrous gardens, the property invokes the work of Frederick Olmsted or Thomas Church and will provide exceptional opportunities to stretch the legs, even in the off-season. Ram Island is ideal for the discerning renter seeking a balance of restful island solitude with convenient access to the amenities and services of nearby Southampton Village.
Other / Short Term - 10/15/2020 - 06/13/2021: $950,000