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East Hampton Air Traffic (Out of) Control

East Hampton Air Traffic (Out of) Control

In April, the Town of East Hampton passed new legislation restricting some of the estimated 130 daily flights (approximately a third of which are conducted by helicopters) to and from its airport during the summer months, though an all-out ban on weekend helicopter travel from Memorial Day through Labor Day was tossed after the town board’s Airport Finance Sub-Committee could not reach a consensus on how reduced airport traffic would affect East Hampton financially.

Hamptons Cottages & Gardens
July 15 2015
A Big-Box Developer Could Still Swoop In in Bridgehampton

A Big-Box Developer Could Still Swoop In in Bridgehampton

Things are looking spiffy at the Nathaniel Rogers House on the corner of Montauk Highway and Ocean Road in Bridgehampton, with the final renovation phase of the historic Federal/Greek Revival hodgepodge—the new home of the Bridgehampton Historical Society—slated for completion by July 4, 2017.

Hamptons Cottages & Gardens
July 15 2015
On the Market: 4 Listings a Stone's Throw Away from Celebrity Homes

On the Market: 4 Listings a Stone's Throw Away from Celebrity Homes

If you’re moving to a Hamptons neighborhood where high-end listings are the norm, borrowing a cup of sugar takes on a whole new light.

Hamptons Cottages & Gardens
July 15 2015
The Real Truth About Hit Television Series Properties Set in the Hamptons

The Real Truth About Hit Television Series Properties Set in the Hamptons

Gauging by the number of hit series about the luxe Hamptons lifestyle, it appears that America can’t get enough of the East End. First there was the USA Network’s frothy, feel-good medical dramedy Royal Pains. Then came ABC’s deliciously campy Revenge, a thriller that just finished a four-year run. Not to be outdone, Showtime’s sizzling hot drama The Affair, which is set in Montauk has already won two Golden Globes.

Hamptons Cottages & Gardens
July 1 2015
Hamptons Real Estate Round-Robin

Hamptons Real Estate Round-Robin

In the Hamptons, some things never change—the return of the piping plover, the celebrated summer sunlight, the tides and the moon. But real estate switches gears more than a hedge funder in a Maserati. Buckle up and enjoy the ride.

Hamptons Cottages & Gardens
July 1 2015
North Main Street in Southampton Village is Hot, Hot, Hot

North Main Street in Southampton Village is Hot, Hot, Hot

One of the hottest neighborhoods in the Hamptons? Listing prices have doubled and tripled along the mile-and-a-half stretch of North Main Street in Southampton Village. The generally modest wood-frame homes that sit along one of the area’s oldest thoroughfares are remnants of what was once a working-class neighborhood, though many have been recently renovated and upgraded—and sold for a tidy profit.

Hamptons Cottages & Gardens
July 1 2015
Looking to Pen Your Next Novel? Try One of These Four Former Writerly Retreats

Looking to Pen Your Next Novel? Try One of These Four Former Writerly Retreats

Though most people draw the limit at 140 characters nowadays, it wasn’t so long ago that the Hamptons was a big lure for literary types. James Jones, author of From Here to Eternity, worked on the trilogy’s final installment in the Sagaponack farmhouse where he and his wife moved in the 1970s.

Hamptons Cottages & Gardens
July 1 2015
Own One of Litchfield County's Grander Estates

Own One of Litchfield County's Grander Estates

One of the grander estates on the Litchfield County market is a historic riverfront property first built in 1757. It's located on 22.8 Woodbury acres overlooking the Pomperaug River. The original farmhouse has been restored but still features exposed beams, stone walls and a beehive oven. The now-4,700-square-foot home also offers a loft-like master suite and a new kitchen with a metal ceiling, Viking appliances and an attached breakfast room.

Connecticut Cottages & Gardens
June 2015
Here's What $9.9 Million Gets You in Old Saybrook

Here's What $9.9 Million Gets You in Old Saybrook

In the tony Fenwick enclave of Old Saybrook, there's a $9.9 million-property, just listed with Colette Harron of Sotheby's International Realty, the Realtor who sold Katherine Hepburn's Fenwick property. Thanks to its 22-foot-elevation above sea level, this new listing boasts varied views;over Fenwick Golf Course, Long Island Sound, the Connecticut River and its own 130 feet of private waterfront, including a 100-foot dock with an electrical davit.

Connecticut Cottages & Gardens
June 2015
A Jack Franzen-Designed Home with Sweeping Views of the Sound

A Jack Franzen-Designed Home with Sweeping Views of the Sound

A high point on Minute Man Hill, is a new $7,795,000 listing with sweeping views over Compo Beach and Long Island Sound. The stone-and-shingle home was designed by architect Jack Franzen for indoor/outdoor living, best enjoyed this time of year on the terrace, with its saltwater pool with a waterfall spa and gardened lounge area with a handsome stone fireplace.

Connecticut Cottages & Gardens
June 2015
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