3 Most Architecturally Unique Buildings in the Hamptons

  • 01/6/20

The Hamptons Has a Plethora of Beautiful Buildings. Explore Three of the Most Unique

From sandy beaches to high-end restaurants to beautiful sunsets, there is a lot to love about life in the Hamptons. And the real estate options are just as varied as the activities. You’ll find everything from Colonial Revival homes to Shingle-style houses to modern residences alongside the windswept dunes and crystal clear waters. While there’s no shortage of beautiful buildings in the Hamptons, some are more memorable than others. Here are three of the most architecturally unique buildings in the Hamptons.

The Big Duck

For an off-the-beaten path attraction, check out The Big Duck, an appropriately named building in Flanders. Shaped like a duck, the building was constructed in 1931 by duck farmer Martin Maurer, who used it as a storefront to sell ducks and eggs. The Big Duck was the inspiration for “duck architecture, which is roadside architecture designed to promote what is sold inside. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997. There’s even a robust Facebook group called “Friends of the Big Duck” made up of nearly 500 members with an affinity for this roadside attraction.

Pinwheel House

In 1954, architect Peter Blake envisioned a beach house for his family in Water Mill. He designed the one-of-a-kind home to be only 24 feet on each side, with sliding walls that could open to the outdoors. He created the movable walls so he and his family could enjoy views on nice days, but they could close them during the winter months or inclement weather. From above, the house looks like a pinwheel, which is how it received the moniker Pinwheel House. After Blake parted with the home in the 1960s, the moveable walls were replaced with extended glass panels.

Double Diamond

Designed by modernist architect Andrew Geller in 1958, the Double Diamond is a 600-square-foot structure made up of two diamond-shaped parts. Positioned in front of a saltwater swimming pool, the whimsical structure has a wood exterior and large glass windows. Inside, the accommodations include a kitchen, bathroom, and living room. The oceanfront abode is often available for rent during the summer months with a price tag of up to $250,000.

If you’re looking for an experienced and reputable real estate firm in the Hamptons, contact Matthew Breitenbach and the Breitenbach Advisory Team today. With years of experience selling homes in Sag Harbor, Bridgehampton, East Hampton, and beyond, the team can answer any questions you have about the property and guide you through the selling process.


*Photo by Gwendolyn Horton


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