If you’ve ever wanted to entertain like Rachael Ray, you can now—but it’ll come at a price. The celebrity chef just put her sprawling 6.1-acre Hamptons home on the market for a low-key $4.9 million—which is significantly higher than the $2.6 million she purchased it for in 2008—in order to be closer to her husband’s family.
The three-bedroom, five-bathroom, single-story residence has an ideal location, as it shares a border with the prestigious Southampton Golf Club. Originally built in 1976, the property also boasts an oversized gunite pool and a spacious bluestone patio with a pergola. A little away from the main home lies the 1,400-square-foot poolside guesthouse (pictured above), which contains two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and its own kitchen.
According to Variety, the 3,650-square-foot main residence has been furnished mainly with Ray’s own home decor line. The living and dining areas consist of an open-area floor plan, while French doors allow for plenty of natural light throughout. The sandy brown wooden floors add to the easy, laid-back beachy feel of the home, which Ray designed with a light, neutral palette—think white walls, black and white artwork, and ivory sofas and pillows, and ecru curtains.
The sun-drenched home makes full use of its location, taking every opportunity to maximize the indoor-outdoor living that is totally necessary for a beach home. Take the master bathroom, for example, where the soaking tub sits next to a large window that basically lets you bathe en plein air.
But of course, being Rachael Ray, the most impressive part of the home is the kitchen—it’s custom-designed with impressive features like dual beverage-cooling drawers, an industrial stove, and a wine rack built into the island. It’s also absolutely gorgeous, with pebbled granite walls, steel countertops, ivory cabinets, and metal accents. It’s nothing but the best for this chef.
See more photos in the listing, held by Martha Gundersen of Brown Harris Stevens.