Wainscott is a small hamlet in the delightful Town of East Hampton, Suffolk County, on the south fork of Long Island, New York. At the time of the 2010 census, Wainscott had a population of approximately 650 residents. Wainscott has a total area of 7.2 square miles and is in the 11975 zip code. Wainscott was named after a village of the same name in Kent, England, made famous in Charles Dickens’ novel Great Expectations. Wainscott, England had been the home of most of the early settlers in East Hampton.
Wainscotts is bordered by East Hampton on the east and the village of Sagaponack on the west. Northwest Harbor is to the northeast, Sag Harbor to the north, and Noyack, Bridgehampton and Sagaponack to the west. Georgica Pond is in the southeast corner of Wainscott. The pond is a place of exceptional natural beauty. The topography of Wainscott is very different than that of East Hampton and Amagansett. The town is a flat plain, bordered by agricultural fields.The fields abut the dunes. Beyond that are the most beautiful beaches in the world and unparalleled vistas of the Atlantic ocean where whale and seal watching is a popular pastime.
The hamlet of Wainscott is home to some of the most expensive property in the country, in fact, in 2015, a home sold in Wainscott for a record $147 million. In Wainscott, homes are rarely just homes, but rather showplaces, Styles of architecture found in the village of Wainscott include capes, spacious center hall colonials, brick front traditionals, Dutch colonials and sleek moderns. Homes for sale in Wainscott come in a broad price range and include homes of diverse sizes and ages. Single family homes in Wainscott have an average listing price near $3,051,000, however, some homes in Wainscott currently sell for as much as $75,000,000. Lots on the market in Wainscott currently range in price from around $800,000 to $6,950,000.
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