These summer rental properties from creative talents are available for a glimpse of hamlet glamour.
Fashion designer Elie Tahari’s oceanfront, 4,500-square-foot estate offers a stylish take on rustic charm. The three-bedroom house is centered on a barn-inspired great room that includes a 12-person dining area, open chef’s kitchen and floor-to-ceiling windows facing the ocean. If guests tire of the private beach, a 60-foot lap pool entices from the garden for the ultimate fashionable indulgence. July to Labor Day for $750,000, 135 Crestview Lane, Sagaponack, Ann Ciardullo, 631.324.6000, sothebysrealty.com
The late fashion photographer Richard Avedon’s cliffside retreat is a beachside oasis, boasting five bedrooms and 5 ½ baths and complete with a pool, caretaker’s residence and additional one-bedroom guest studio. The 3,500-square-foot home has private beach access across the 3.2-acre property and large windows framing the sea. The picturesque, shingled house was recently renovated to bring a laid-back seaside comfort with an updated original stone fireplace, warm hardwood floors and a new stainless steel eat-in kitchen. July to Labor Day for $375,000, August to Labor Day for $200,000, 430 Old Montauk Highway, Montauk, Paul Brennan, 631.537.4144, douglaselliman.com
Famed Hamptons architect Norman Jaffe designed this modern Bridgehampton home, complete with a private dock on Sam’s Creek. The late architect formerly lived in the cube-shaped, light-filled five-bedroom house. The architecturally impressive 4,000-square-foot residence has two asymmetrical living room fireplaces (one in each living room) and wood-lined walls throughout. Four baths and a heated gunite pool with a lounge area sweeten the offer. Memorial Day to Labor Day for $300,000, address upon request, Bridgehampton S., William Wolff, 631.329.9400, douglaselliman.com
Photography by: norman jaffe photo courtesy of douglas elliman; elie tahari photo courtesy of sotheby's international realty; richard avedon photo by Matthew Carbone/courtesy of douglas elliman