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Real Estate Showcase - Hamptons and the East End

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BUILT FOR A GOOD TIME

If you’re looking for the perfect house for entertaining, this exquisite 6,900 sf European-inspired Dutch Colonial fits the bill. Designed by NYC florist and party planner Philip Baloun, the 6 BR, 8.5bth East Hampton house on Amy’s Lane “has all the ingredients to throw the most lavish get-togethers,” says Corcoran broker Fabio Velez. The house is priced at $6.9 million.

A double-height entrance foyer opens into the main floor with spacious living, dining, and reception rooms. The kitchen was designed with professional-grade appliances and black honed granite countertops to accommodate even the most elaborate culinary endeavors. A separate barn behind the house was built for Baloun’s events, but can also be used by an auto collector.

The spacious master bedroom features a gas fireplace and a master bath with steam shower and heated marble floors. All this connects to the library with its own wood-burning fireplace. The basement contains men’s and women’s changing rooms that lead out to the pool. There’s even room for a home theater.

FABIO VELEZ | 631.907.1530 |
CORCORAN GROUP

 
       
 

EAST END’S UPTOWN GIRL

The home that supermodel Christy Brinkley is selling for $26.5 million in Bridgehampton, “is perfect for someone who has a profile but wants their privacy,” says Lori Barbaria, the Prudential Douglas Elliman broker who is handling the sale.

Situated on nearly 20 acres of beautifully landscaped property on the East End, this 11 BR, 9bth house was originally built in 1898. Brinkley bought the home in 1998 and set about completely updating it for the 21st century family. A huge country kitchen featuring Sub-Zero and Viking appliances also has a sitting area. Entertaining can be done in either of the two formal dining rooms, which Brinkley has used for major charity events.

On the second floor, the master bedroom features a gas fireplace with his and her baths—each with their own fireplace. “All of Bridgehampton can be seen from the master suite,” says Barbaria. There’s also a 4 BR, 3bth guesthouse and a separate barn, which contains a gym and art studio. An oversized gunite pool and tennis courts complete this amazing property.

LORI BARBARIA | 631.537.5900
PRUDENTIAL DOUGLAS ELLIMAN

 
 
 
 

A GLIMPSE INTO ANOTHER ERA

“This 1914 home nestled on the south side of lovely Lily Pond Lane was the first one-story summer house ever built in East Hampton,” says Sotheby’s broker Ed Petrie.

The sprawling layout of the home, which is priced at $24 million, tells the story of its origins. The main part of the house features 5 BR, 5.5bths, living room, dining room, and a cook’s kitchen. At one end there are also staff quarters with 1BR, 1bth and an office. A separate 2 BR, 2bth guesthouse with an attached two-car garage sits behind the house. The focal point of the backyard is the pool and oversized pool house complete with two changing rooms and two additional baths.

A long, gated driveway leads to the gracious front entrance. French doors open to the beautifully landscaped yard and gardens. The home is walking distance to both Main and Georgica beaches and a short bike ride into the village of East Hampton.

ED PETRIE | 631.907.8442
SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY

 
       
“The market for 2006 really is different from the market of last year or 2004,” says Peter Turino, principal broker with Brown Harris Stevens. “There is more inventory, and at prices which may not be tenable. Pricing is the important thing right now. Sellers can still realize a strong sale, but they have to understand and accept real values.”  


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