Friday, February 23
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The royals are coming to the Hamptons, at least according to OK! Magazine. The tabloid reports that “Wills, Kate, Prince George and Princess Charlotte” are meeting with brokers to snare a rental for “a large estate.”
Summer is off to a great start in the Hamptons and the real estate market is heating up! For the first half of 2015 the market has been very active and predictions are that it will remain strong for the second half. With prices increasing, demand high, and new construction robust, now is the time to jump in.
The land had been on the market for quite awhile because “people didn’t know what to do with the eight-foot grade” that ran from one end of the property to the other. But that was no obstacle for Lindy Woolcott, who after having purchased the Water Mill parcel met three different parties who had all considered buying it before finally chickening out. In fact, with her “mathematical brain,” she embraced the challenge...
“What do you see when you look at a tree on your property? What do you think about?” This is Bill Miller speaking from his Water Mill office. A slight man with deepset eyes and a squirrely pony tail, Miller is an arborist, one of our very best. His talent is overshadowed only by his humility: he has no web page and does not advertise, and in conversation he is not given to self-promotion.
It’s time to savor the warm weather and glorious sunsets of summertime on the East End. After the seemingly endless bitter cold and snow we endured here this past winter, it’s time to unleash our inner beach bum. One way to make the most of summer this year, even when you’re not at the beach, is to create your own little tropical paradise at home.
“I’ve spent every summer of my life in Quogue,” shares interior designer Jennifer Going. “I love the quiet, ‘one horse town’ feel of the village. My kids, Garrett and Paige, are now enjoying a very similar childhood that my husband Garrett and I experienced, and our beach house is full of their friends all summer long.” Going’s philosophy is that a Hamptons home needs to reflect the personality of the homeowner, while creating a space that is equally functional and beautiful.
As you drive past East Hampton’s Village Pond you might not notice a discreet hedge-enshrouded Tudor edifice on the other side of Montauk Highway. Not only is there a posh inn behind the stucco walls and mullioned windows, but there’s also a luxurious spa replete with an “endless” swimming pool, steam shower and Frette linens to encircle you during your massage or facial.
“Say hello to the first $2 million summer rental!” So read Crain’s New York Business about an 8,000 square foot manse in Amagansett. Amagansett? It’s a nice place but hardly a locale for such an eye-popping price. So we checked Crain’s link to the property on HREO. Let’s just say somebody added an extra zero.
The Town of Southampton, New York State’s first English colony was founded by a small group of English Puritans from Lynn, Massachusetts who landed at Conscience Point on June 12, 1640. Among these first settlers were Edward Howell and Thomas Halsey...