Million Dollar Trailer Park

Amobile home park in the tony Hamptons? You betcha. Sometimes called “the million-dollar trailer park,” the 20-acre community has got arguably the best views on the entire East End. And access to Ditch Plain beach, a surfing mecca. Which is why several hip billionaires have pitched tent, I mean, trailer there.

Artists You Need To Know

Former commercial artist Dalton Portella now earns his living as a fine artist, photographer, and sometime musician. After a successful career in advertising, the last decade creating movie posters for Miramax Films –from Pulp Fiction to Aviator – he moved to Montauk to “forsake the almighty dollar to concentrate on fine art.”

After Calder

The mobiles and sculptures of Geoffrey Kuzara are an expression of the Wyoming native’s long immersion in the natural world. And yet he is not the kind of artist who deals in faithful renderings of flora and fauna. All the wild creatures in his remarkable bestiary--herons in repose, raptors in flight, monolithic fishes--suggest elemental forms.

Local Hero

You’ve most likely driven by it and let out a sigh of appreciation: the quaint farmhouse rising out of the potato fields just north of the highway on the Southampton-Water Mill border. You would have made note of it in your mind’s eye as a rare and poignant reminder of the South Fork’s agrarian heritage. It practically shouts ‘authenticity.’

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.

Facing Summer

Most women (and men) who reach a certain age would sell their souls for younger skin. Before meeting with Mephistopheles, check out these face treatments.

Musical Chairs

Another year, another game of restaurant musical chairs. Where, oh where, will our favorite eats be this year? Here’s the scoop ... information gathered by our network of spies, especially commercial real estate honcho Hal Zwick of Town & Country Real Estate.

Artists to Know

There aren’t too many Hamptons real estate professionals (if any) who can claim to be both a working artist and have an entry on Internet Movie Data Base (IMDb.) After pursuing an acting career in New York, Joseph De Sane moved to the South Fork where the thespian switched to a career in real estate, a move that has led to his current position as a manager at Compass. More on his IMDB credits later.

Healing Hamptons

Maybe it’s all those negative ions blasting off the Atlantic. Or maybe it’s all the stressed out New Yorkers. There seem to be countless healers who have hung their shingles on the South Fork. We visited a few complementary practitioners plying various forms of healing.

Artists You Need to Know

Connie Fox, who’s now in her 80s, remembers her early life in the Dust Bowl when the wind blew clouds of soil, called “black rollers,” through her Colorado town. While the village ladies predicted the end of the world, six-year-old Connie found it “kind of interesting.” She also marveled at the tumbleweed that rolled over the prairie.

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