It’s Free to Look Hamptons: 74 Cobb Isle Road, Water Mill

Name-dropping, when done correctly, is like ostentatious spending: It pisses other people off but makes you feel really good.

At this $9.95 million property, you can both spend a lot of money and drop a lot of names. Just make sure you pronounce them correctly: The 3,000-square-foot main house, you can tell guests, was designed by "distinguished mid-century architect Y.S. Bahri." As guests scratch their heads, hit them with the next name: The two-story guest house, where they'll be staying, boasts "iconic Hamptons architect Francis Fleetwood" as its designer. If that rings a bell, strike again by saying that both structures were renovated by yet another "renowned" architect, West Chin.

That better not be too much to memorize, because there are still more names. Take your guests outside and tell them that the impressively paradoxical "indigenous landscaping" was "created by Chris LaGuardia." The Saunders listing is inadvertently honest when it says the property comes with a collection of "dramatic architectural lines." — William Alden

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Name-dropping, when done correctly, is like ostentatious spending: It pisses other people off but makes you feel really good.

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