Signature Styles

There’s a game I like to play as I drive along the local highways and byways. I call it “Identify the Builder!” As spec homes become more and more upscale, some builders have developed recognizable styles...

Architects Roundtable

While there’s a “huge trend toward modern” clients also require warmth, according to Cass Calder Smith, principal of CCS Architecture, the folks behind such projects as the Nick and Toni’s renovation...

Hamptons Rising Stars

Luisa Keszler has been exposed to the market from early in childhood. Having earned degrees in Sociology and Marketing from the University of Miami, she went on to learn the business side of real estate as a Marketing Coordinator. Once Luisa became an agent, she immediately achieved success by assisting a number of customers in finding their dream homes.

Architectural Trends

It’s finally spring, and thoughts turn to building that dream home in the Hamptons. What style of house should you choose? A starkly modern glass box, a traditional shingled gambrel, or a transitional style somewhere in the middle? You likely have a long laundry list of likes, must-haves, and dream features...

Broker Showcase - Gene Stilwell of Town & Country Real Estate

HRES: You have been with Town & Country for some time now as Executive Sales Manager. You are a top producer, and your office is very successful; how do you do it? GS: Well, I was very fortunate that when I came on board almost three years ago I inherited a great group of seasoned professionals and combined with their expertise and my 32 years of experience it was simply a winning combination! We have added considerably more agents since my arrival.

Where Brokers Live

One day in 2005 while sitting in an open house at one of her listings in Sagaponack North, Sotheby’s agent Dana Trotter took a look around and realized that it was the perfect property for her and her family. A prize-winning equestrienne who rode professionally before entering real estate 18 years ago, the parcel was not only large – three acres – but also had paddocks and a barn that could be perfect for a stable.

Real Estate Redux - HRES Speaks with Debra Scott

Debra Scott has lived on the South Fork on and off since her first summer here in the 1970s, when she was an au pair. She later worked as a waitress at the original Bobby Van’s when it was where World Pie is now, and of course, served all the literary lions of the day.

Respect, Courtesy, and A Positive Attitude

Every once in a while I like to write about my own experiences working with someone in the community. This summer I got to meet Mr. Joseph Salvi, and from the very first phone call I knew I had chosen the right person. Mr. Salvi’s style is personable, positive, and he gets right to the point...

International Appeal

New Zealand-born Geoff Gifkins is the successful Hamptons-area Regional Manager for Nest Seekers International Realty. Upon immigrating with his family to the United States, Geoff chose to move to the Hamptons.

Where the Brokers Live

Real estate brokers get to see the inside of our houses, right? So we thought it only fair to take a peek inside theirs for a change. Herewith is the first installment in an ongoing series. Bibliophile Extraordinaire

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