This Southampton Estate Is the Stuff Real Estate Dreams Are Made of
The Daily Summer’s cover shoot with Lindsey Wixson took place in the toniest section of Southampton, on its legendary Billionaires’ Row. We touched base with Saunders broker Vincent Horcasitas to get the dish on one of the Hamptons most unique properties.
Tell us a little bit about 1400 Meadow Lane.
It’s a single home that’s been in development for the past three years, from the purchase to the completion of the property. It’s about 11,000 square feet on the first two floors. There’s also a lower level to this property with additional square footage. There were a lot of variances put in place in order to be able to build this size house in that location. It’s very modern, which is a trend in the Hamptons right now, and this home is at the forefront.
How did the modern design come about?
McDonough and Conroy were the architects on this project. The same developers built a modern home on Sam’s Creek in Bridgehampton that I listed and sold for a little over $25 million. The same person is now building a house on 374 Pauls Lane in Bridgehampton that is super modern, even more modern than this one.
Is this team known for their modern homes?
For the past 10 years I have been working with Paolino Development, which is the builder on this project. I consider them my friends, and they have been clients of mine for years now.
There seem to be a lot of unique details that went into this home.
Yes, the home is truly extraordinary. When you enter the property you pass through beautiful gardens. There’s a water feature to the left when you walk in the huge, pivoting front door. There’s also a space-age elevator, which is made of glass and was quite expensive to install. It’s ultra large and beautiful. There’s a prep kitchen to support the full chef’s kitchen, and an outdoor kitchen as well. A state-of-the-art movie theater is another standout, plus a large 2,700-square-foot rooftop deck that’s surrounded by glass. You can see everything! The property has two very special features–you get extensive views of Shinnecock Bay, as well as the Atlantic Ocean. In addition, the property has 165 feet of ocean frontage. The master suite on the first floor stretches from the pool on the oceanside part of the house, all the way to the bay side. It has a luxurious bath, walk-in closets, sitting room, and a spacious bedroom. It’s just grand, and uniquely done. Another feature is a hardcourt tennis court. We rented the home from Memorial Day to Labor Day for a huge number that broke the record for the most expensive rental in the Hamptons for a 90-day period.
Is the beach private?
Out here, there are no private beaches. You have village beaches and town beaches. You have to live in the area to obtain a sticker for access to this beach–you have to live here to be able to use it. Although it’s not private, you do have a pristine beach right in your backyard. This property is less than a mile to a heliport, and there’s a boat launch across the street.
With all the guest rooms and amenities, it seems like a house built for entertaining.
It’s all about entertaining! There are nine bedrooms and 12.5 baths. This is one of those projects that’s ahead of its time. It’s at the forefront of a modern build–definitely for out here in the Hamptons. I haven’t seen anything like it. It’s quite innovative and unique.
Are there any other properties that you’re representing that you’d like to mention?
374 Pauls Lane is done by the same developer, almost a 16,000-square-foot ultra modern contemporary on an acre and a half on a pond, with a tennis court, pool, and indoor and outdoor entertaining areas on multiple levels. You can look it up. It’s an amazing property. I’d say it’s even revolutionary. It’s listed for $16 million. One of the special features of that house is that the whole thing is made of concrete, steel, and glass. There’s no wood inside that house!
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