When it comes to the most pricy locations in the world, you will be hard pushed to find a more exclusive position than the Hamptons. It seems that every New York banker not to mention broker has a weekend place in this highly sought after setting. Consisting of small hamlets which officially form part of Long Island, New York, it has long been an aspirational place to have a property.
Considered to be one of the ritziest addresses in North America, you will find a large array of incredible pads in the Hamptons. Some of the main streets that offer more billionaires per square foot than anywhere else are around Meadow Lane in the town of Southampton.
Extending for more than three miles, this large stretch of road boasts a private helipad which can take busy residents to downtown Manhattan in less than half an hour. If you really are in need for speed then this is the ideal solution to get to work.
In addition to this, you really do need a serious amount of cash if you want to reside in the Hamptons. In 2013, the average cost of a property here was in the range of $20 million. However for the price you do have complimentary beach access, while a parking spot will set you back around $50 daily.
It is here where the rich and the famous come out to play including several businessmen involved in private equity firms. In fact you may have to fork out southwards of $70 million which does not even guarantee an ocean view. Meanwhile some places such as the expansive Wooldon Manor have already been snapped up for a cool $48 million.
If you have a bulging bank balance and want to be a part of Billionaires Row, check out below some of the hottest homes available.
9 Golightly Estate: $13 Million
Located in the heart of East Hampton, this attractive 18th century property is well appointed. It features a horse barn from the period and blends together a harmonious balance of the old and the new. This ranges from a private screening room to antique fixtures and wooden beams. Priced at $13 million, it has an original chimney and a couple of fireplaces, while the Provencal theme inspired kitchen has been shipped over from France. It was beautifully restored around ten years ago by David Scott Parker and is a fitting tribute to what the Hamptons are all about
9. Alejandro Santo Domingo Davila, Santo Domingo Group: $17.7 Million
Incorporating more than 8,000 square feet of space, this particular home is enthralling as well as exciting. From the striking shingle materials and floating staircase to the al fresco dining room, you can certainly admire the innovative design. If you have around $18 million you can benefit from a number of different features from two acres of land to a beautiful open air pool.
8 Henry Kravis, KKR & Co: $22 Million
Enjoying around five acres of land this magnificent estate is one to watch. Furthermore you can take advantage of a mind boggling six thousand square feet which also offers six bedrooms. On the other hand there are five individual bathrooms as well as a dedicated pool area, exclusive spa and a separate garage.
7 Squabble Lane: $45.5 Million
Based in Southampton, this seven bedroom beauty has more bathrooms than rooms. With nine separate en suite facilities you will not be short of choice. Meanwhile, it provides more than six and half thousand feet of square footage and around five acres of land. With 500 feet of pristine white sand on the doorstep and oceanfront views you will be hard pressed to leave. Other amenities include a tennis court and a garage with room for up to six vehicles.
6 Villa Maria: $49.5 Million
Constructed in the 1900's, this awe inspiring property enjoys 11 bedrooms and an incredible 15 bathrooms. For nearly $50 million you can take advantage of 22,000 feet of space in 7.6 acres of manicured grounds. With views across Mecox Bay, you may need a baron’s budget to experience its heated pool, formal dining room and private quarters for your guests.
5 351 Bridge Lane: $55 Million
Set on the tranquil waterfront, this site stands in Sagaponack South. Priced at $55 million, this will you get you eight bedrooms and nearly nine bathrooms with around 32 acres of land. With 20 acres of protected land let nature unfurl in front of your own eyes. You can benefit from not only six fireplaces but an extensive library and a host of viewing decks.
4 Two Trees Farm: $55 Million
If you are a lover of all things equestrian then why not purchase this all in one farm and mansion. Built at the end of the 18th century it encompasses four bedrooms and more than 100 acres of land. However it is the world class equestrian facilities that come as a part of the $55 million price tag. This includes around seventy acres of fields, several barns and even enough space for a polo field.
3 Three Ponds Farm: $56 Million
Situated in Bridgehampton, this eight bed and ten bathroom plot has more than 59 acres of land to roam around in. Three Ponds Farm is something to behold thanks to its private staff quarters and modern design by highly regarded architect Allan Greenberg. This mammoth home features an 18 hole golf course, a club house to enjoy a drink at the 19th hole, grass tennis court and stunning rose gardens. That’s not even taking into account the orangery and collection of ponds as well.
2 315 Rose Hill Road: $58.5 Million
Set among four glorious acres, 315 Rose Hill in Water Mill South is another hot property contender. Blending together contemporary design with Old World style you can enjoy around twenty thousand square feet overlooking Mecox Bay. It also provides eleven baths and an astonishing eight fireplaces to cosy up to. Other highlights feature a Jacuzzi, infinity pool, private cellar for those fine wines, sauna, Koi fish pond and your very own security system which can be controlled and monitored from any location in the world.
1 Strongheart: $65 Million
Known as Strongheart this property belongs to none other than Hollywood royalty Richard Gere. The Pretty Woman actor’s property is on the market for $65 million with 12 bedrooms and bathrooms to match. Enjoying around eleven thousand square feet, this six acre plot is highly prized in the property stakes. A unique building constructed in 1902, it has been superbly refurbished to a high standard and includes panoramic ocean views, a teahouse and a couple of private guest houses.