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A Day in Hamptons Real Estate

A Day in Hamptons Real Estate

We ushered in November with a Haloween ‘hangover’ here in our East Hampton office. Coworkers had decorated our offices in anticipation of the Trick or Treat brigade, and their efforts were rewarded with an onslaught of families – we ran out of candy at around 1,000 pieces! I came into the office on Thursday morning and it smelled like a barn – hay and pumpkins beginning to decay and reminding me that October is over and November is upon us. Gladly, the relatively warm weather has allowed our Open House entourage to proceed in good spirits – here are some of my top picks to watch for a buyer looking for a “classic shingle charmer” that’s got investment potential.

This cutie at 212 Lumber Lane in Bridgehampton village is open today 3-5 and it’s worth a look-see. From the Broker:

This circa 1900’s property featured in the book, “Dream Decor,” by Will Bright, is peppered with maritime elements as a nod to the nearby ocean beaches, a short distance away. Just the perfect getaway. 

Listed at $1,195,000 | See the Listing at Brown Harris Stevens

Sightly above budget, but look what you can have for under $3 million in Wainscott South… a similar aesthetic at 79 Sayre’s Path, Wainscott NY but accompanied with all the privacy and quiet you might desire and a straight shot down to Beach Lane and or your fancy friends in the Georgica Association. The broker says:

This lovely cottage is hidden behind a beautifully landscaped garden. The living room and dining room enjoy a large limestone fireplace and are completely surrounded by French doors giving access to the pool and surrounding gardens. The cottage was completely renovated in 2010. It’s a must see for those who enjoy cozy living.

Listed at $2,900,000 | See the Listing at Saunders

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Curbside: The Jewel of the Hamptons

Curbside: The Jewel of the Hamptons

What is the jewel of the Hamptons? Depending on who you ask, it’s Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theater, the John Howard Payne homestead, or one of Beyonce‘s rings. This week I’ve ripped a few real estate jewels from Curbed’s most trafficked posts, and re-tooled them for our readers.

Above, it’s a somewhat obscure fact that the original neon sign from the movie theater in Sag Harbor was not damaged in the 2017 fire. In fact, it sits pretty in the North Haven estate of actress Christie Brinkley, which is currently listed for sale. See more on this below.

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Curbside Finds in the Hamptons

Curbside Finds in the Hamptons

Fretting over shelter for summer or for keeps? Shed your tears. Read our highlights pulled from recent articles getting the most hits at Curbed Hamptons this week, and maybe it’ll be the tip you need.

The Hamptons potting shed above is only $29,500,000. To find out which celebrity is selling it, and what else comes along with it at that price tag, read on.

 


 

Are you a thoroughly Modern Millie-onnaire? Perhaps you want to try this on for size – it can be had for summer or for keeps.

This East Hampton glass house by architect Jorge Sosa of Arcologica has been featured in various publications, and is currently available for rent for the summer season. It’s available for $70,000 in August and $60,000 in July.

Sleek light-filled interiors make me go “Ahhh” and simple but lush grounds including a beautiful pool will make you go “Mmmm” on a hot summer day. The house was built in 2006 and is also offered for sale for $2.995 million USD.

From the Curbed Hamptons article: “From the outside, the glass walls are the most striking feature, encompassing two sides of the main living space. Inside, the double-height living room allows views from the surrounding landscape right into the home.”


 

The owner of the rustic garden shed I referenced above is none other than swimsuit model and entrepreneur Christie Brinkley, former wife of piano man Billy Joel and architect Peter Cook (and a few others), mother of three, and savvy East End real estate collectrice. The shed is a part of the Tower Hill estate she purchased in 1998 for $3.22 million – which is currently listed at $29.5 million.

This curbside gem (spotted on Curbed) is a perennial favorite, as well as a perennial listing celebre. It’s been on the market before, and my suspicion is that the nominal price reduction from $30 million to $29.5 million means that – of the two properties Miss Brinkley has listed for sale in the Hamptons – this may be the one she hopes to keep and live in.

The property – which has been gabbed about in both Curbed Hamptons and the New York Post – includes an observation tower, main house with four bedrooms, greenhouse, a barn studio with guest quarters, a four car garage, tennis and pool – and has a perfected eclectic Hamptons aesthetic that pieces together bits of lovable history and quirk with elegant elements and homey touches.

The wrinkled linen slipcovers, worn reclaimed floorboards, and buttery leather in this room make for a casually grand setting (and somehow make the captains chairs and other commonplace nicknacks lean further to chic than frumpy). 20 foot ceilings help with the effort.

Photo Credits: Brown Harris Stevens, Douglas Elliman

 

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