In 1644, Edward Howell was given 40 acres of land by England to build a mill for settlers to grind their grain into meal, which has since become a landmark. After centuries of simply being a point of reference, this mill and its surrounding land in the Hamptons was given the name of Water Mill, and is perfectly located between Southampton and Bridgehampton Village.
The Hamptons homes built in Water Mill, amongst the natural ponds and historic mills have kept its traditional look, giving the town unique character and clarity. A destination weekend for any time of the year as the famous wind mill makes for a beautiful silhouette in the spring and summer sun, a dashing monument against the fall colors of beautiful Long Island, or an intricately decorated mill with lights for all to see in the winter.
While the enchanting and quaint town is sure to remain for all to enjoy, annual benefits occur at the Water Mill Center bringing about the striking talent of music, art, and acting organized by the opera designer and director, Robert Wilson. The “downtown” is a charming couple of blocks of restaurants and shops set across from several churches, a cemetery, and large village green.
Residing also in Water Mill is Duck Walk Vineyards, one of the three vineyards located on the south fork of Eastern Long Island, offering an array of live entertainment and delectable wine tastings throughout the year.
This land and real estate, north and south of the highway, has become a prosperous and historic area to live on the Eastern End of Long Island in the Water Mill Real Estate market. Gloating with charm, character, and bliss, Water Mill is no longer a place to drive past or through, but a final destination in itself.