Hot New Homes: Palatial Hamptons Beach Estates

'Tis season to spend all weekend, every weekend in the Hamptons. Dump your lame share and upgrade to a gracious, grown-up beachside home—we suggest it look something like this. You wish you lived here.

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'Tis the season to spend all weekend, every weekend in the Hamptons. Drop your lame time share and upgrade to a gracious, grown-up home—we suggest something that looks like this. You wish you lived here.

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Location: Sculptural seaside estate in Southampton

Price: $32,500,000

Size: 8,000 square feet

Key selling points: This Hamptons home is sleeker than any Manhattan hotel, plus it's flooded with light and packed with plush extras like indoor and outdoor pools and nearly five acres of prime white sand.

Listing: Corcoran

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Location: Surfside modern in Bridgehampton

Price: $29,950,000

Size: 9,500 square feet

Key selling points: The home itself is obnoxiously good-looking, with floor-to-ceiling glass exterior walls and translucent interior panels to let in even more light onto its gleaming walnut and limestone floors. And yet it's the outdoor spaces that take the cake: 1.5 acres of oceanside land, an infinity pool and a Jacuzzi, two outdoor kitchens, a private walkway to the beach, and an incredible 6,000 square feet of deck space.

Listing: Douglas Elliman

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Location: Oceanfront contemporary in Southampton

Price: upon request

Size: 6,000 square feet

Key selling points: This clean-lined contemporary home is sleek but still feels far from sterile with glass walls that open up onto California redwood, white oak, and Westchester granite stone. Cook in the full poolside kitchen and take turns sunbathing on the second-story sundeck, the lush garden, and the 200 feet of private shoreline.

Listing: Corcoran

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Location: Chic waterfront traditional in East Hampton

Price: $32,950,000

Size: 12,000 square feet

Key selling points: Normally, touches like 18th-century carved fireplaces and French chalked paneling feel stale and stuffy, but the sleek decor, palatial common spaces, and two-bedroom guest house make it a prime piece of Hamptons entertaining heaven.

Listing: Sotheby's

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Location: Bayfront baronial mansion in Water Mill

Price: $69,000,000

Size: 22,000 square feet

Key selling points: Forget 1999—you can party like it's 1929 in this Gatsby-era estate, with its great hall, spiral staircase, formal entertaining parlors, Carrara-marble baths, heated pool, tennis courts, carriage house, and private guest quarters. If you need us, we'll be hopping between the sunlit sauna and the dizzying wine library.

Listing: Corcoran

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