A Day With…Martha Gundersen

Current Status: Broker at Douglas Elliman

Name Your Hamptons Happy Place: My happy place is swimming in the ocean or bay — when the water is warm, the sky is blue — there is nothing better! 

Phrase You Hear Most In Real Estate: How’s the market? Naturally everyone wants to know. 

Greatest Work Achievement: Having two amazing kids and seeing them through college without debt.

Dream Vacation: I think a month in Australia would be perfect in February/March. There is so much to see and do there.

Your Real Life Hero: My mother. She is going to be 94 in October. My dad has been gone for 20 years, but mom continues to inspire me every day.

Your Mantra: Persistence and hard work make you lucky.

Your Second Act Or Are You In It: I may be in my second act but I am also excited about the third. 

Proudest Moment To Date: When my daughter graduated from Cornell and was later accepted to five veterinary schools, and when my son was first when he graduated with a difficult degree, Biology, from UCLA.

Your Mentor / Muse: John Wooden the great UCLA coach.

Current Favorite Style Home – Modern, Traditional, Farmhouse: If I were to build a home now, I would build a barn style with the southern side all glass. I love to combine the modern living with the character and history of the past.

Current Mood: Very Happy and Optimistic. Why not?

Greatest Extravagance: My boat…although I would love a bigger one. LOL!

Favorite Hamptons Dinner Spot: I love the Beacon and the view. The food is always good and you cannot beat that view.

Favorite Movie: ”It’s Complicated”…Nancy Meyers is great. I love the comedy and romance and what a cast! Meryl Steep, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin.

Favorite Book: I love James Michael Howard’s new book Atmosphere. He is an extraordinarily talented decorator. Novel: To Kill a Mockingbird

Favorite Season: Summer for sure. 

Coffee or Tea: I am a coffee addict, but I always forget how much better tea can be.

Martha P. Gundersen,
Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Douglas Elliman