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Where indoors meets outdoors, and too much is not enough

In the posh property market of the Hamptons, outdoor 'residences' are all the rage and luxury is the norm

Above: The awning of a pool house in Southampton, framing the view of a pool with an infinity edge, spa and sun shelves.

A backyard pavilion of another house in Southampton that includes a complete chef's kitchen, wood-burning fireplace and a dining area.

Scott Sanders and Peter Wilson at the edge of the spa in their home in East Hampton. Wealthy homeowners are asking for the kind of resort pools they experienced in the Caribbean or Indonesia.

New York

TWENTY-foot-wide (6m-wide) glass walls retract electronically at the tap of a cellphone app at the over-the-top US$39.5 million furnished mansion John Kean built last year on 4 acres (16,187 sq m) in Southampton, New York. They disappear into wall pockets, blurring the...

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