Get a glance of five Hamptons backyards that are the epitome of modern design.
If the back view of this 9,500-square-foot home in Bridgehampton South is any indication of what’s inside, count us in. On ground level, the minimalist patio gives way to a heated infinity pool, from which swimmers can look out onto the property’s private walkway to the beach. The second floor opens up into a wrap-around space with wide-open views of the pool and the shoreline. Erica Grossman, Douglas Elliman, 204-2723
The simplistic 40-by-20-foot pool is the centerpiece of this Roger Ferris-designed Sag Harbor property’s calm backyard. Residents can catch some rays in the treeless lawn, take a dip in the rectangular pool, relax on or under the elevated patio that connects the main home to the guesthouse, or dip their toes in the Peconic Bay. Harald Grant, Sotheby's, 283-0600
Every child wants a tree house in their backyard, but can adults have one, too? This waterfront estate offers views of Sagaponack Pond from a tree house-like, elevated outdoor seating area fit for drinks with friends or an afternoon nap. At four acres, there’s also room for a pool, basketball court, and tennis court in this yard. Tim Davis, Corcoran, 283-7300
The sleek, bare look of this property’s backyard gives it a grand feel, but the ocean waves beyond the home’s beachfront boardwalk remind inhabitants that they’re still in Westhampton. The heated pool and adjoining hot tub look out over 150 feet of oceanfront property. Sviatlana Karnei, Douglas Elliman, 537-4786
At the back of this newly renovated Water Mill property sits a custom-designed pool and a pyramid-shaped tower that make this backyard stand out from both ground and sky level. The geometric sunhouse sits at 300 feet above sea level and offers 360-degree views of the surrounding landscape. Angela Boyer-Stump, Sotheby’s, 537-6000