21 Gorgeous Hamptons Houses

The Hamptons, a stretch of Long Island’s South Fork known for its tony enclaves, is one of the world’s prime locations for vacation homes, and once you see these spaces, you'll understand why.

Robert A.M. Stern Architects designed this shingle-style beach house in East Quogue to evoke the Dutch Revival homes found in the surrounding areas of Long Island.

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The interiors of the house are by Steven Gambrel, including the master bedroom, with its custom-made bed and 1950s Italian chandelier.

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“Tangier meets Rio” was the inspiration for the loggia of Kelly Behun’s Long Island beach house, and in choosing furniture, she says, “the rule was that everything needed to pass the ‘bathing-suit test.’ If it didn’t feel good against bare skin, it didn’t make the cut!” Behun designed the table, made from hand-cut ceramic mosaic over a carved-cork base with an amorphous Macassar ebony top. She also outfitted the space with Moroccan pillows and textiles from a trip to Marrakech.

Photo by William Waldron

A pair of 1950s Stilnovo chandeliers from Pascal Boyer Gallery hang from the vaulted living room ceiling of this beach house in Wainscott by Damon Liss. There’s a Damien Hirst splatter painting above the fireplace and Turi Heisselberg Pedersen ceramics from J. Lohmann Gallery on the 1970s etched bronze Belgian coffee table from Van Den Akker.

Photo William Abranowicz

Designer David Kleinberg worked with architect Martin Sosa of Arcologica to create this kitchen in a historic sea captain’s house in Sag Harbor. Nineteenth-century English Arts & Crafts chairs and a custom DKDA-designed banquette surround a generously sized table. The open shelving is meant to be both functional and decorative.

Photo by Peter Murdock

Timothy Godbold designed this modern barn-style home in Sag Harbor, which mixes rustic and industrial elements. In the family room, a pair of blue Italian mid-century chairs face a pair of Ralph Lauren saddle leather safari chairs. The Miloe sofa is by Cassina.

Photo by Rikki Snyder

For her 1790 whaler’s cottage near Sag Harbor Village, Michelle R. Smith of Studio MRS went for a “granny nautical” look. In the dining room, a watercolor by Allison Maletz hangs over the mantel, flanked by vintage sconces from Olde Good Things. “There’s a nod to the nautical and subtle reminders of the beach in the swimmer painting, coral in the window and lack of floor covering,” she says. “But it’s still a place you would want to cozy up in winter, without the usual blue and white combos and rope details.”

Photo by Joy Sohn

“The overall mood I wanted to create was warm but light,” Tamara Eaton says of this contemporary cabin in Southampton. “With all the red cedar throughout the space, we needed the interiors to feel delicate.” The living room area features a pair of Hans Wegner Circle chairs and a sleek sectional with throw pillows in a Josef Frank fabric. Tom Dixon pendant lights hang over the dining space, which includes a Uhuru Design table surrounded by a set of Wegner’s Wishbone chairs.

Photo by Paul Warchol

Will Meyer of Meyer Davis updated this 1971 modernist home by Hugh Newell Jacobsen in the Long Island hamlet of Springs as a vacation home for his family. In the living room, a pair of color-field works by Enrique Batista are mounted over the fireplace, and an Isamu Noguchi lantern hangs from the vaulted ceiling. Furniture includes Kaare Klint armchairs and a Milo Baughman barrel lounge.

Photo by Eric Laignel

“The mood here is vintage modern,” Gideon Mendelson of the Mendelson Group says of this Sagaponack dining room. A set of caned armchairs from Lorin Marsh surround the table and mobile lights by David Weeks deliver a sense of motion. “A combination of new and vintage pieces with a soft palette and hits of orange. It’s casual and informal but doesn’t sacrifice sophistication,” Mendelson says. “The old deli ads mounted on glass add a touch of whimsy.”

Photo by Eric Piasecki

A brass pendant by Alvar Aalto hangs over the dining room table in this modernist Hamptons beach house by Robert Stilin. The chairs are by Charles and Ray Eames.

Photo by Joshua McHugh

A custom Lindsey Adelman Knotty Bubbles chandelier is the focus of this beach house dining room in Water Mill by Amy Lau. The dining chairs are from Modern Living Supplies.

Photo by Thomas Loof

At Blackbarn, Mark Zeff’s East Hampton country home, the living room features mid-century pieces, like a bar cart from Christopher Anthony Ltd. and a pair of black Eero Saarinen Womb chairs and ottomans.

Photo by Gianni Franchelluci

This sleek Bridgehampton kitchen by Timothy Godbold includes a Poul Henningsen pendant lights and a set of Niels Bendsten stools pulled up to the kitchen island.

Photo by Rikki Snyder

Fox-Nahem Associates revamped this Southampton beach house, whose living room has a custom sofa flanked by a pair of Luciano Gaspari table lamps. The mid-century travertine and brass coffee table is by Harvey Probber and the oak and jute chairs are by George Webo.

Photo by Peter Murdock

In this home on Long Island’s East End, Brian J. McCarthy designed the wife’s study to reflect her status as an avid equestrian. Bob Tabor horse photographs adorn the striped walls, which were painted by Mark Giglio. The sofa is from Avery Boardman and the vintage gilded coffee table is from Mecox Gardens.

Photo by Fritz von der Schulenburg

Fox-Nahem Associates custom designed a thermal-molded Corian banquette and table for the kitchen of this Southampton seaside house. A circa-1960 Sciolari chandelier is mounted on the ceiling, and art by John Baldessari hangs above the chrome bar cart.

Photo by Peter Murdock

The color palette of this Amy Lau–designed home in Bridgehampton includes chartreuse green, blue and yellow, inspired by the nearby polo fields. The living room features a Hans Wegner Papa Bear chair and ottoman and a glass-topped coffee table with a driftwood-style base.

Photo by Kris Tamburello

This kitchen in Southampton “takes full advantage of the simplistic beauty of the property being located right on the ocean,” says designer Mark Zeff. “The kitchen faces the bay, and the view from the windows is always green and gray in the winter, so we selected the chocolate cabinetry because it contrasted beautifully with the surroundings.”

Photo by Eric Laignel

This Christoff:Finio–designed home in Sagaponack consists of a series of 19th-century barns that were connected to create a home in the 1970s, plus a wing that was added in the ’80s and renovated more recently. A glass corridor connects the new spaces to a large former barn that now serves as the living room. The room has a herringbone-tile floor and a farm table surrounded by Walter Gropius dining chairs.

Photo by Scott Frances

Thomas Pheasant designed this house in Southampton, which includes wall treillage and floral ceiling design that were fabricated in plaster. He also conceived the convex mirror over the French limestone mantle.

Photo by Durston Saylor

“Southampton through an Italian looking glass” is the inspiration for this Achille Salvagni–designed home, which is meant to evoke the frothy palettes seen in homes along the Amalfi Coast in the 1940s and ’50s, according to the firm. The den houses several furniture pieces by Salvagni. The custom chandelier, twin sofas and side tables topped with bronze table lamps are all of his design.

Photo by Gianni G. Franchellucci