136 First Neck Lane
The owners of the modern farmhouse at 136 First Neck Lane aren’t quite ready to part ways with it.
Perhaps they never will. But that doesn’t mean they’re keeping it for themselves.
Instead, they are opening up the circa-1890 Southampton estate this summer, completely renovated and available to rent in July for $175,000 with the Corcoran Group Real Estate, according to Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker Tim Davis.
The home beautifully fits within New York’s oldest community, dotted with Old World colonial charm and firmly established as one of the most desirable places to live in the country — with premiere shopping, restaurants, nightlife and, of course, real estate.
Multimillion-dollar mansions and waterfront getaways intermingle with traditional Queen Anne-style properties and renovated 19th-century farmhouses, including the likes of 136 First Neck Lane.
“It’s a great house,” Mr. Davis said. “It has a farmhouse look to it on the outside, but inside it’s not your grandmother’s farmhouse. It’s beautifully designed and executed — and essentially rebuilt.”
Through the gated entry, the six-bedroom home — complete with a 3 bedroom guesthouse — sits on 1 acre of land in the heart of the village, well within walking distance to Main Street, Jobs Lane and Agawam Park, and a quick bicycle ride to the ocean beaches. The village is a place to find solace, its shores once drawing the likes of artists Willem De Kooning, Roy Lichtenstein and Jackson Pollock, among others.
This 5,500-square-foot home and 2,000-square- foot guest house itself does not have a toes-in-the- sand feel, though. Its crisp, modern interior is stylish yet laid back, Mr. Davis explained, perfect for a young family with children, or a mature couple that enjoys entertaining.
“When I think of this home, I don’t think shoes- off-at-the-beach. I feel like, ‘I’m super comfortable, I’m accessible to everything,’” Mr. Davis said. “It’s beautiful furniture, it’s all very tailored, but in a way that still feels light and summery. It just feels like an ideal place to spend the month of July.”
Equipped with every modern amenity, the main house sprawls across three levels, with a large living room, office and family room on the first floor, and an eat-in kitchen and formal dining room that open to the covered terrace, overlooking the pool area, grilling station, flower garden and manicured lawn.
“You certainly feel like you’re in the country,” Mr. Davis said. “You’ve got amazing light around the house because the entire south side of the home is open to the backyard. The owners gutted the interior and moved some walls around opening up spaces. They changed the layout of the house, but kept much of the architectural integrity of the interior. It’s has a much more modern, young feeling for today.”
Upstairs, the vaulted master suite boasts a spacious bath, and is separated from the three additional bedrooms on the second floor, with two more on the third. And if that is not enough, there is always the guesthouse a short stroll away.
With its own entrance, the guesthouse is an ideal space for both privacy and entertaining guests, with three bedrooms and two baths, as well as a full kitchen, gym and an outdoor shower.
“What’s interesting is that it’s unusual to have a separate guesthouse in our village,” Mr. Davis said. “This has always had a staff apartment upstairs — really, the way that one lived years ago — and it now has a gym and a chic downstairs lounge area with a large bar and big-screen TV, with the bedrooms upstairs. This way, you can have guests and not have them underfoot.”
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