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
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).