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Both the living room and formal dining room feature dramatic vaulted ceilings and offer unobstructed views of the courtyard and pool. Opposite: A dip in the pool, a soak in the spa, a nap in the shade—it’s another perfect day on Gin Lane luxurious 7,000-square-foot manse and you’ll be stepping into history
Featuring an expansive open floor plan and eight ensuite bedrooms (located in separate wings for the utmost privacy), it was designed with entertaining in mind. Family, friends, friends of friends—there’s room for everyone, both indoors and out. Let’s start inside. The spacious living room, library, media room and spectacular kitchen all open to the courtyard terrace and 60-foot heated swimming pool—and all feature soaring vaulted ceilings. The kitchen is a cook’s dream, boasting a double Viking range, substantial island and plenty of room for slicing and dicing. And since the party always spills into the kitchen, there’s ample space for mingling, nibbling and imbibing. Outside, the brick-lined terrace, adjacent pool and expansive lawn area are perfect for entertaining—whether it’s an intimate gathering for a few close friends or a lavish tented event for a few hundred.
Fun fact for you and your guests: Gin Lane didn’t gets its name from the notion that early Southampton summer residents enjoyed drinking gin on their verandas or from the tales of rumrunners smuggling liquor onto the local beaches during Prohibition. The real story isn’t nearly as exciting. “Gin,’’ it seems, was a name for “enclosure” back in the 1600s; and it’s believed that a pasture at the end of South Main Street that bordered the ocean was fenced into a gin to prevent cattle from invading farm crops. Not as sexy but still an interesting tale to tell!