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Mabley Handler Interior Design was founded in the Hamptons when Jennifer Mabley, an accomplished interior designer in New York City, was commissioned to design and decorate a house in the estate section of Southampton Village.
HRES: How did you get your start in Real Estate? HG: When Sotheby’s International Realty was opening in Southampton in 1986, I was one of the first-hired sales agents. I’ve been here ever since...
There are even more artists in the Hamptons than real estate professionals. Here’s the latest installment of our ongoing series...
“Historic Howell House In Bridgehampton May Be Demolished,” read the January headline in Francois de Menil, the owner of the 1840 house (and brother of Adelaide de Menil, who famously donated a clutch of historic buildings to the Town of East Hampton), has applied to demolish the historic Quimby Lane dwelling. That announcement came on the heels of the tragic razing of the important Pyrrhus Concer House in Southampton.
HRES: You have had an extensive career in Real Estate, as well as Planning & Zoning. When did you start doing Tax Grievance work? CC: About six years ago I was hired by Twomey, Latham, Shea, Kelley, Dubin & Quartararo as a Paralegal because of my experience in local Planning & Zoning, which is a very specialized type of work on the East End...
What makes a house “green”? Energy efficiency is the number one feature, according to Peter Sabbeth. As head of Modern Green Home, a Bridgehampton firm since 2006, he ought to know. Following close behind, he says, are air quality and sustainable materials.
Winter is the perfect time to assess your home landscape to see if you are happy with the way it looks and functions, or if there is room for improvement. Planning now for changes or additions you want to make in spring puts you ahead of the game. You can consult with landscape and design professionals to zero in on changes you want to make, then get your project into their schedule before the spring rush hits.
The South Fork is dotted with numerous windmills attached to houses—alas, most of them are follies, cutesy facsimiles of the real thing. But in the case of Windmill House in Amagansett, the dwelling really is built in an old windmill that once pumped water to a long ago farm.
After a record year for real estate in the Hamptons in 2014, 2015 is already off to a great start. The rental season looks promising. With a strong stock market, low interest rates, new construction booming, and every hamlet in demand, consumer confidence is high. The Hamptons continue to attract people to its world-class beaches, charming villages, and trendy lifestyle.