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An iconic residence epitomizes the intersection of
architectural brilliance and cultural depth, gracefully
poised within a serene landscape. Presenting a grove
of manicured pear and linden trees on a vast lawn,
situated on 5½ acres with 450 feet of frontage on
Taylor Creek, is now listed for sale.

623 Halsey Neck Lane, Southampton, NY



In the luxurious and magical Southampton, New York, the Ertegun Residence on Taylor Creek emerges not merely as an architectural triumph but as a beacon of cultural and historical significance. Designed in 1990 by the distinguished AIA award-winning architect, Jaquelin T. Robertson, for Ahmet and Mica Ertegun, this waterfront home epitomizes design excellence throughout its 11,000 square feet.

Ahmet Ertegun, the co-founder of Atlantic Records, together with his wife, Mica, a philanthropist and co-founder of the celebrated interior design firm Mac II, designed a residence that provides a grand retreat for both relaxation and entertaining amid the Hamptons’ natural splendor, in harmony with its panoramic waterfront views and magnificent sunsets.



The estate’s voluminous spaces and towering ceilings present an ensemble of ten bedrooms, including 2 master suites, and thirteen and a half bathrooms, 5 fireplaces, surrounding terraces and decks leading to a majestic 20x75 foot swimming pool with a separate cabana and bath, as well as a private dock. Separate staff quarters and a 3-car garage complete the complex, all affording comfort without relinquishing style.

Deeply ingrained with the Erteguns’ cosmopolitan heritage and exquisite taste, the architectural narrative of the estate finds reflection in Mica Ertegun’s contemplations, as shared in “Beach Houses” by Michael Webb: “The melancholy beauty of the site reminded me of the Russia of Chekhov and Pushkin... It was an ideal choice for, in the early nineteenth century, neoclassicism was the fashionable style for the newly independent United States as well as czarist Russia.” This insight informed their selection of Robertson, who designed a home that stands as a monument to timeless allure and diverse modes of existence.

The residence features a cleverly conceived H-shaped plan, integrating an extended service wing and pool court that harmonize with the landscape. The design includes a flight of broad steps leading to a majestic great room at the crossbar of the “H.” This elevation also facilitates a raised, covered deck at the rear, enhancing the dwelling’s connectivity with the environment. To accommodate large gatherings while providing a cozy refuge for its occupants, a winter garden room was ingeniously placed adjacent to the great room.

At its core, the Ertegun Residence showcases a masterclass in interior design and craftsmanship, with each space epitomizing luxury and warmth. The dramatic double-cube great room, with its soaring pyramidal vault and roof lantern, is bathed in natural light. Sandstone pavers arranged in a crosshatched pattern enrich the room’s texture, while walls coated with a unique blend of marble dust and pigment radiate a warm glow. An eighteenth-century English partners desk and chairs, arranged in the center of the great room, separate the conversation areas, each with a separate fireplace with intricately carved mantels. French windows towering 12 feet offer tranquil views to the terrace and the sea beyond, seamlessly blending indoor and outdoor spaces.



Beyond the grandeur of the great room, the residence unfolds into a series of intimately designed spaces. The dining room, with its seafoam green walls and blend of modern and traditional furnishings, the expansive kitchen, and butler’s pantry service the home. The library, a sanctuary of bleached mahogany bookcases and shelves, offers functionality and a serene retreat. The primary suite, with its pitch-vaulted ceiling and yellow ocher stucco, embodies both grandeur and relaxation, while the second primary bedroom and 3 additional guest bedrooms are perfect for guest accommodation and privacy.

The architectural framework and spatial harmony of the residence provide a versatile backdrop that can seamlessly integrate with and elevate any styles or periods of interior décor.

The landscaping, with meticulously manicured pear and linden trees, establishes a formal garden that complements the home’s aesthetic. Adding to the allure and functionality of this waterfront estate is a private dock on a serene creek leading directly to Shinnecock Bay and beyond. The private dock ensures direct access to the waterways, offering an unparalleled opportunity for boating enthusiasts and those who cherish waterfront living.

For the future owners, this exceptional home represents a singular opportunity to step into a lifestyle that is a canvas for entertaining and for curating new memories with boundless possibilities for tomorrow.

Tim Davis of Corcoran aptly remarks, “This truly is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own this important residence in one of the most unique and sought-after locations within Southampton’s coveted estate section; the waterfront estate of a lifetime.”



623 Halsey Neck Lane, Southampton, NY,  is offered at $52,000,000.

For more information and a private showing, please contact:

Tim Davis, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Thomas P. Davis, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Corcoran Group Real Estate
24 Main Street, Southampton, NY 11968
Tel: 631.702.9211 or 516.356.5736

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