Find breath­tak­ing panoramic wa­ter views at this Westhampton Beach home.

PRE­TEND YOU’RE ON A PRI­VATE IS­LAND IN THIS HOME FOR WA­TER LOVERS IN WESTHAMPTON BEACH. BY EMILY WEITZ

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Back in the days when “East of the Canal” meant some­thing to peo­ple, Dune Road in Westhampton Beach was an ex­cep­tion. A long road flanked by the bay and the ocean, there was no ar­gu­ing that this was prime real es­tate. But amaz­ingly, there are still homes for sale on Dune Road for well un­der $5 mil­lion, in turnkey con­di­tion and ready to go.

De­signed by Leroy Street Stu­dio, the Cube, at 346 Dune Road, is so close to the bay, you may feel as if you’re on a boat, not in a brand­new, state-of-the-art home. “You see wa­ter from ev­ery room,” says Linda Mul­rooney, the bro­ker who rep­re­sents the prop­erty with Daniel Gale Sotheby’s In­ter­na­tional Realty. “It’s like a little penin­sula.”

The house’s mod­ern de­sign won an award from the Long Is­land chap­ter of the Amer­i­can In­sti­tute of Ar­chi­tects and takes full ad­van­tage of the prime lo­ca­tion. The mas­sive win­dows, sky­lights, slid­ing glass doors, and two decks over­look­ing the bay al­low the owner to live as close to the wa­ter as pos­si­ble. “From one deck, you get a beau­ti­ful view of the bridge over Dune Road,” says Mul­rooney, “and from the other, you get sun­sets over the bay.” Be­ing on the bay of­fers ac­cess to wa­ter sports like kayak­ing and Jet Ski­ing, and per­mits are in place should the new owner want an in­fin­ity pool.

The home may be rel­a­tively small, with three bed­rooms and 3.5 baths, but it’s laid out for max­i­mum pri­vacy. The two living rooms are on dif­fer­ent lev­els, and the bed­rooms are sep­a­rated. “The ar­chi­tects con­sid­ered func­tion­al­ity for both

en­ter­tain­ing and a sense of re­treat,” Mul­rooney says. From the cedar-clad ex­te­rior to the Car­rara mar­ble in the kitchen, the ma­te­ri­als were se­lected for aes­thetic value and the abil­ity to weather salty con­di­tions.

With such prox­im­ity to the wa­ter, buy­ers may be con­cerned about safety and longevity, but the Cube is el­e­vated on tim­bers, so if the wa­ter were to rise to Hur­ri­cane Sandy lev­els, it would run right un­der the house. “Homes on Dune Road, if they’re not be­tween $5 mil­lion and $20 mil­lion, they tend to be dumpy,” says Mul­rooney. “But this house is unique: It’s so close to the open bay, the struc­ture is sound, it’s un­matched in lo­ca­tion. You could walk across the street to the ocean, but it’s set so far back that you have the pri­vacy and tran­quil­ity of be­ing off the beaten path.” Listed for $2.798 mil­lion.

Linda Mul­rooney, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s In­ter­na­tional Realty, 100 Main St., Westhampton Beach, 631-288-1050; daniel­gale.com

The sim­ple, award­win­ning ar­chi­tec­ture of this home known as the Cube al­lows the beauty of the nat­u­ral sur­round­ings to shine. El­e­vated on tim­ber piles, it takes full ad­van­tage of its lo­ca­tion and the fa­mous Hamptons light, of­fer­ing spec­tac­u­lar views of Moriches Bay.

The kitchen fea­tures white Ital­ian cab­i­nets and Car­rara coun­ters. BE­LOW: The Hy­dro Sys­tems deep soak­ing tub in the master bed­room en­hances the serene set­ting.

A glass-bottom stair­case al­lows nat­u­ral light into the cen­ter of the home. ABOVE: The sec­ond­floor living room has panoramic views of the bay (as well as an ad­ja­cent mini kitchen).

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