Southampton's Historic Village Latch Inn On The Market With Douglas Elliman

Rare Opportunity To Own Hamptons Treasure Where Vice Presidents and Actors Hang Their Hats

Jul 01, 2014, 16:09 ET from Douglas Elliman Real Estate

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Douglas Elliman Real Estate announces it is exclusively handling the sales and marketing for the historic Village Latch Inn, located in the heart of Southampton Village. Owned by Marta and Martin White for the past 40 years, the inn has grown into an international destination for those visiting the posh Hamptons resort towns, and has attracted big names including Vice President Joe Biden, former Vice President Al Gore, former First Lady Jackie Kennedy Onassis, actors Anne Hathaway, Bill Murray, Isabella Rossellini, designer Michael Kors, and singer/songwriter Carly Simon. The boutique hotel, complete with 7 charming buildings across nearly 5.5 acres of beautiful grounds, is listed with Douglas Elliman's Esther Paster for $23 Million.

Located at 101 Hill Street, The Village Latch Inn has been operating as a hotel since 1901, and continues to be one of the largest hotels in the Hamptons. Reputedly designed by famed architect Stanford White, the main hotel and 6 additional buildings offer a selection of 67 hotel rooms and suites. Co-owner Marta White has lovingly decorated each room, using eclectic objects she collected in her extensive travels across the world. The grounds include a heated swimming pool and tennis court. A change of zone application has been made for approval for 76 rooms, a spa, restaurant, and other amenities.

"The Village Latch is an iconic establishment in the Hamptons, and this is a rare opportunity to make your mark on a piece of living history. Marta and Martin poured their hearts and souls into the property. Ideally, they would like to see it bought by someone who understands the value of historic preservation, and who has the vision to tastefully bring a modern sensibility to the property," said Ms. Paster.

Notable onsite are Village Latch building, a secondary inn building, the Terry House, the Potting Shed (where the first U.S. locomotive was built), a Victorian greenhouse, a gazebo, a picturesque koi pond beneath a majestic flowering horse chestnut tree, and lushly landscaped grounds. The hotel is within walking distance to Southampton's movie theater, shops and restaurants and is mere moments from Coopers Beach. 

For more information, contact Esther Paster at 631-204-2739/ or visit

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