Bridgehampton has often been compared to Wellington, Florida for its popularity among horseback riders and equine enthusiasts. Sprawling estates with stables and running grounds are in high demand, with many flocking to the area for events like the Hampton Classic.
“Bridgehampton is easily compared to Wellington when it comes to equestrian estates”, said BHS Hamptons Broker Christopher Burnside. "Horse farms and communities such as Two Trees Farm, Southampton Polo, Wölffer Estate Stables, and the dozen or so smaller farms are bordered by beautiful homes enjoying the views over the largely preserved open spaces."
The area's equestrian tradition is being continued with Windy Hill Farm, a 23-acre property set to be developed into a residential community with over 13 acres of preserved open spaces and a dedicated pasture for horses.
The equestrian estate enclave, which is developed by Hampton Pointe Construction, is due to break ground by the end of September. "We anticipate the construction time to be between 12-16 months," noted Burnside.
Each of the homes at Windy Hill Farm will be between 6,500 and 8,000 square feet and will include finished lower levels, Gunite pools, and tennis courts. Additionally, since Bridgehampton is zoned for equestrian use, future homeowners can opt for a dedicated stable structure for up to three horses.
According to Burnside, the residences are each unique but are all “designed in a modern aesthetic with traditional vernacular” and include state-of-the-art kitchens, large porches, and indoor as well as outdoor fireplaces.
Defining architectural details include walls of glass, standing seam roofs, and classic cedar shake exteriors which blend perfectly with the farming heritage the East End of Long Island embraces.