The summer season is approaching more quickly than you may think, and it's time to nab that Hamptons beach house you've been dreaming of.
If money is no object, consider investing $175 million in a 42-acre Water Mill estate. Situated in the town of Southampton, this property has nearly a quarter mile of ocean frontage—the largest in the Hamptons. Three ponds border the residence, providing direct views of Mecox Bay and the ocean.
Jule Pond was built in 2005 and owned by the Ford family, and in 2008 it received a complete renovation. Its interior boasts high ceilings and huge windows, along with molded ceilings, traditional chandeliers, Italian marble fireplaces, French parquet floors, and antique bathroom fixtures.
The 12-bedroom, 12-bathroom mansion contains three wings. One wing features a large chef's kitchen, another has a library, and the third bears several guest rooms and a separate entrance.
The property also includes a carriage house that has three bedrooms, as well as a detached six-car garage. Outside there is a 60-foot gunite pool, spa, kitchen, and shower. There is even a tennis and a basketball court to please active homeowners.
Take a look at what could be yours as soon as you take the nine-figure plunge: