Inside A Nearly $14 Million Hamptons Home That Feels Like It's In The Caribbean

In a location known for its high concentration of some of the world's most luxurious and iconic homes, it is a remarkable feat for any property to stand out among the others. But this unique property that just hit the market in The Hamptons for $13.75 million does just that. Located at 12 Gallatin Lane in the well-to-do East Hampton, New York, this sprawling oasis will make you forget you are in Long Island and transport you to your own little slice of the Caribbean. Well, until the summer traffic from wealthy vacationers from the city reminds you that you are still very much in New York.

According to Statista, the average price of a luxury home in the world-famous Hamptons is approximately $8.14 million. This puts this property nearly double the market average for the already pricey village of East Hampton, named "The most beautiful village in America" by National Geographic, per the Long Island Exchange.

A private oasis in a popular tourist destination

The village of East Hampton is one of the most beautiful and popular destinations in The Hamptons. Hotels dubs the village's Main Beach the best in the area and notes that its sandy beaches and nearby amenities are ideal for families with children. Located close to world-class dining, shopping, beaches, and nightlife, the property also provides private access to Maidstone Beach on the beautiful Gardener's Bay. Zillow dubs the latter as one of the most secluded and private beaches in the area, which is ideal for those looking to escape the crowds at the popular Main Beach during tourist season.

The home is directly across the bay from Long Island's North Fork peninsula and nearby Connecticut, providing sweeping panoramic views of both. This is ideal for enjoying the sunset from the patio, the outdoor dining area, the large waterfront infinity pool, or directly on the sandy beach. According to Mansion Global, the property lies adjacent to Maidstone Park, adding another layer of beachfront privacy with the assurance that the park area will never be developed.

One-of-a-kind views from anywhere in the home

The property is stunning, but its one-of-a-kind views can also be enjoyed indoors, where there are 10-foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows. Another is the 46-foot wall of glass that allows you to overlook the water from anywhere in the house, making you feel like you are on a tropical vacation without ever leaving the comfort of your home. Upon entering the five-bedroom, five-and-a-half bathroom residence, guests are greeted by a grand foyer that leads to a spacious living room complete with a beautiful, handcrafted fireplace, per Zillow. Off the living room, there is a stunning dining room that spans all 20 feet, complete with a masterfully crafted chandelier that provides an even more elevated luxury experience for all who enter. 

A second fireplace can be found on the screened-in porch just steps away from the dining room, providing another viewing area of the sprawling beachfront scenery — ideal for relaxing and enjoying a cup of coffee on those cool, summer, East Coast nights. The home's state-of-the-art kitchen is also located on the main floor and is a chef's dream come true, finished with the highest quality Thermador appliances on the market per the listing. The spacious kitchen also has two dishwashers, a wine cooler, and a picturesque breakfast bar, perfect for entertaining guests or trying out a new recipe.

Long Island luxury

The home also features two primary suites, with one being located on the main floor and the other on the second floor, per Zillow. The first-floor suite is rounded out with a silver travertine bath, allowing your guests to stay in complete luxury. But in truth, the massive main primary suite is perhaps the home's best-kept secret. It provides sweeping views of the entire bay and features a gorgeous, spa-inspired bathroom that will feel like royalty. The primary bathroom has heated floors, a freestanding soaking tub, and a shower facing the bay, providing an excellent waterfront view for finishing touches. Additionally, the adjacent walk-in closet is large enough to act as a dressing room. 

Two of the three remaining guest bedrooms are on the home's second floor, equipped with en-suite bathrooms — the remaining king-sized guest bedroom and bathroom are on the lower level. The lower level also features a media room and a home gym, fully stocked with everything the homeowner would ever need to complete their workout. This includes a Peloton bike, an elliptical, a treadmill, and a collection of free weights, yoga mats, and other exercise equipment.