By Andrea Bennett
For all East Hampton’s historically significant buildings and picturesquely weathered oceanfront shingle-style compounds, its location is its greatest lure. And the location of Tides Turn, at 33 Lily Pond Lane, is unparalleled.
The estate sits closer to the water than other homes in this coveted area, with around 175 feet of private ocean frontage. Because it is situated high on double dunes, it offers sweeping views of the water from both floors. Stepping into the home, one is immediately greeted by impeccable ocean vistas. Indeed, most of the six bedrooms and eight bathrooms look out on the ocean—and the breathtaking primary bedroom on the second floor provides the feeling of waking up on the water with an unobstructed view of the pink sunrise over the Atlantic every morning.
With its double-height, window-lined living room, Tides Turn is built to showcase spectacular panoramas of the Atlantic. But it offers another uncommon advantage: The property comes with building permits in place, ready for a new owner to put their own stamp on it. Of course, there are many carefully designed features a new owner would want to preserve, including a dark-sky-compliant lit tennis court and basketball court—one of the few lit courts in East Hampton, with the lighting designed by the team that designed Arthur Ashe Stadium in Forest Hills.
The current owners of Tides Turn have spent years cultivating professionally landscaped perennial gardens with hundreds of specimen trees and thousands of flowers, as well as a koi pond. The result is a spacious private hideaway with discreet zones encircling its courts, pool, built-in hot tub, and guesthouse with 2,300 square feet that includes six rooms, three bathrooms, steam showers, a sauna, and a billiard room. Outstanding amenities come together with charm and breathtaking views at Tides Turn, a one-of-a-kind oceanfront gem in a world-renowned location.