Artist’s Oasis with a Storied Past in Southampton, New York

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Ah, to have a summer house in the Hamptons. Many say there is nothing quite like it, and for good reason. Whether it’s the sea-salted air and pristine sandy beaches, or the quaint boutiques and gourmet eateries you’re after, we have found the perfect summer retreat that puts you minutes from it all. Meet 361 North Sea Mecox Road in Southampton, N.Y. — a lovingly restored 1910 farmhouse that beckons you to get out of the city, reconnect with nature, and enjoy the view.

Once owned by Howard Kanovitz — a leader of the abstract art movement in the 60s and 70s — this light-filled beauty offers four generous bedrooms, two updated bathrooms, and a freshly renovated kitchen. The main house is right out of a storybook, with lush views from nearly every room, and loads of character among a spacious 1,732-square-foot interior.

Currently listed for $1.65 million and situated on just under three quarters of an acre, it’s an ideal summer getaway, investment property, or main residence. The property’s focal point is the impressive, two-story, 1,500-square-foot artist’s studio with full bathroom and large basement. The studio’s first floor has a large main room with double height ceilings and floor-to-ceiling south-facing windows, perfect for those who enjoy an abundance of natural light coupled by an open, airy floor plan.

“This artist’s compound has a great history and feel, offering both a 1910 classic farm house and an artist’s studio on the same grounds with plenty of room left over for a pool,” says Edward Mulderrig, listing agent at Sotheby’s International Realty, and former developer in the estate sections of East Hampton, Southampton, and most recently Sag Harbor.

A private north-facing roof deck opens to gorgeous views along the rear border of the property, overlooking a neighboring 38-plus-acre estate. Tranquil and private, it’s an incredible place to unwind, but also ideal for entertaining a crowd, and may just inspire your next artistic endeavor.

“Located just outside the village and minutes to the shops, restaurants and transportation, this house truly is an oasis,” adds Mulderrig.