Tips from Hamptons Home Builders: Choosing the Perfect Location for Your Hamptons Home

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Location is one of the most important parts of building your luxury home in the Hamptons. Fortunately, there is no shortage of beautiful towns, villages, and hamlets to build your dream home. As the premier team of Hamptons home builders, South Fork Custom Home Development is sure to have the perfect site for you.


Southampton, NY

While there are many different towns and villages that make up the Hamptons, one stands out among the rest — Southampton, New York. It’s considered the “original” by the locals, and for good reason. It’s still a hub for the upper crust who are drawn to its fashionable shops, premier restaurants, and picturesque downtown.

But that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for new blood. Having established itself as the center of Hamptons’ arts and culture, this historic village has been home to Jackson Pollack, Ray Lichtenstein, and Tom Wolfe, just to name a few. With this unique pedigree, Southampton has attracted residents and vacationers alike from all walks of life.   

Southampton offers a variety of historical attractions and fine dining. As the oldest English settlement in the United States, the Southampton History Museum and Shinnecock Museum and Cultural Center are must-sees for culture and history buffs. Afterward, you can order a fabulous meal at the Plaza Cafe, Le Chef, or Sant Ambroeus. 

Once you’ve explored every nook and cranny in town then it’s time to enjoy Southampton’s magnificent beaches. The village boasts over seven miles of preserved shoreline that spreads out like a painting come to life. Here you can walk the windswept dunes and tall grass that are kept in pristine condition year-round.

51 Pheasant Lane

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Featured on Selling the Hamptons from Discovery+, 51 Pheasant Lane is a prime example of why South Fork is your first choice for builders in Southampton. It makes the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city with its awe-inspiring foyer with gorgeous chandelier to its sun-drenched interior.

Located in the exclusive Murray Compound, this property has two main floors, an entertainment level, as well as lush grounds for outdoor living. On the main floor is a palatial living room with two fireplaces to stay warm for winter visits. Residents and guests can retreat to the second floor to one of the five ensuite bedrooms, not including the lavish master suite.

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Water Mill, NY

If you’re looking for a slower change of pace then Water Mill, NY is the place. This quiet hamlet is home to the East End’s only functional water mill and windmill. While it may lack a town square the likes of other Hampton towns and villages, its central location makes amenities easily accessible in Southampton, Bridgehampton, and even Sag Harbor.

Summer can be busy in the Hamptons and autumn even more so with the changing of the leaves. This can result in traffic slowing to a crawl, taking the wind out of your sails when enjoying your custom summer home in the Hamptons. Fortunately, Water Mill has plenty of backroads that let you escape the highway and enjoy your summers just like the locals.

Water Mill, NY is also home to award-winning Duck Walk Vineyards. One of Long Island’s most well-known vineyards, it covers over 100 acres and produces about 5,000 cases of wines a year. Duck Walk Vineyards has become a staple in the region, producing every wine you could imagine, including their Blueberry Port made from Maine wild blueberries.

While you’re in town, make sure to visit the Parrish Art Museum. This cultural mainstay provides exhibitions, events, educational programming, as well as artist-in-residence. The museum is also home to a sprawling sculpture garden, giving you and your family the opportunity to take in the beauty of the museum’s art and the Hampton’s natural beauty.

951 Cobb Road West

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951 Cobb Road West is the perfect example of why South Fork Custom Home Development is your top choice for Hamptons home builders. The first and second floors alone measure 7200 square feet with the lower level adding another 3000 square feet to this privately gated home. 


There’s no end to the luxury you’ll experience in this type of summer home. Friends and family can enjoy the six full-size bedrooms and one junior master. However, the true crown jewel is the master suite with its own private sitting room. 

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Bridgehampton, NY

Named for Sagg’s Bridge, the bridge that originally connected Bridgehampton and Sagaponack, Bridgehampton, NY epitomizes what it means to live in the Hamptons. Modern estates punctuate the landscape alongside traditional shingle-style homes highlighting both the new and the classic. They sit along perfectly manicured lanes and roads with cobblestone driveways.

Bridgehampton is an area rich in history and culture. The South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center should be on anyone’s list who’s interested in the history of the area. For those with adventurous taste in art, Dia Bridgehampton provides works of fluorescent light as well as yearly exhibitions of other local artists. 

Food and drink are also plentiful in Bridgehampton, NY. At Elaia Estiatorio, you can experience traditional Greek cuisine in a warm, welcoming atmosphere. For the carnivores, be sure to check out Bobby Van’s Steakhouse. Those interested in local wineries should make the Wolffer Estate Vineyard and Channing Daughters Winery a top priority.

Visitors flock yearly to take advantage of its resorts and services while they attend the Hampton Classic Horse Show and Bridgehampton Road Rally. The rich and famous love the area and are more than willing to pay a premium for the privacy that Bridgehampton provides.

510 Halsey Lane

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For an example of what South Fork Hamptons home builders can do for you in Bridgehampton, NY, look no further than 510 Halsey Lane. With thoughtful design and room to spare, our team can build the perfect summer home for you and your family. We’ll work with you to design your dream home and create years of memories in the Hamptons.

Located south of the highway in the heart of Bridgehampton, 510 Halsey Lane provides thoughtful design with room to spare. The eight bedrooms provide plenty of room for guests and family while the media room, recreation room, wine cellar, and gym will keep them occupied.

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510 Halsey Lane boasts fireplaces throughout and a gorgeous open floor plan that encompasses the kitchen, dining, and gathering area. Once outside, you can enjoy the 20×44 foot pool, spa, and tennis court.

Location plays a pivotal role in where you choose to build your Hamptons summer estate. With its picturesque towns, villages, hamlets, the Hamptons is full of prime locations for your dream home. Here there is a location for every taste, whether you prefer the classic look of Southhampton or the rural tranquility of Water Mill.

Are you ready to partner with Hamptons home builders for the home of your dreams? Schedule your one-on-one consultation today!


At South Fork, we specialize in conceiving, designing, and developing custom homes with distinct attention to detail and quality of life. If you’re ready to begin building the home of your dreams with a builder that prioritizes luxury, satisfaction, and style call us today at (631) 204-8184 or schedule your one-on-one consultation here.

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