Take a rare look at the mansions hidden behind the Hamptons’ famously high hedges

From Business Insider: Beyond its beautiful beaches, bays, and lagoons, there’s another type of eye candy that’s native to the Hamptons: gorgeous, hidden real estate. Tucked at the end of snaking driveways, with huge shrubs blocking any chance of a roadside view, some of the East End’s most breathtaking homes are rarely seen — at […]

Hamptons Cheat Sheet: Bridgehampton says “neigh” to “mega ranch,” Neil Patrick Harris buys summer retreat … & more

Bridgehamptonites say Southampton’s ponies stink! Bridgehampton seems disenchanted with all things equestrian. First the polo grounds closed, and now they are saying, “Whoa!” to South­­­ampton horse owners. Campbell Stables at 6 West Pond Drive is hoping to amend a site plan to include additional structures on their farm. But their neighbors say the plan stinks, and that they are […]

Billionaire Roman Abramovich rents Jackie O’s East Hampton home

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich and his wife Dasha Zhukova will be enjoying a piece of American history this summer. The couple was recently outed as the renters of Jackie Kennedy Onassis’ childhood summer home. According to the New York Post, Abramovich rented Lasata, an 11-acre property on Further Lane, for the season. No word on […]

As sales of luxury Hamptons homes drag, prices take a dip

Sale prices dipped across all sectors of the Hamptons residential real estate market in the final three months of last year, driven by a sharp decline in the sales of luxury properties. Overall, the median sales price for the area in the fourth quarter of 2016 was $925,000, according to Douglas Elliman’s most recent quarterly Hamptons sales report. […]

Hamptons Cheat Sheet: Sagaponack named priciest ZIP code in America, Sag Harbor fire destroys RE offices … & more

Sagaponack has, undisputedly, the most expensive ZIP code in the country Sagaponack’s 11963 ZIP code once again took the cake as America’s priciest neighborhood, according to a ranking compiled by PropertyShark. The Southampton village took home the title for the third consecutive year, despite its 35 percent drop in median sales price to $5.5 million. Sagaponack outranked second […]

Hamptons Cheat Sheet: Elliman sues hedge fund bro, East Hampton’s paddleboard existentialism … & more

Douglas Elliman sues disgraced hedge funder for unpaid commission This is what happens when you dine and dash. Douglas Elliman is suing Guy de Chimay, a former hedge manager convicted of running a Ponzi scheme, claiming the financier skipped out on the 6 percent commission fee after the brokerage helped sell his East Hampton house. […]

Hamptons Cheat Sheet: Big firms team up on new MLS, “Erin Brockovich” contaminant found in Suffolk water … & more

Five brokerage giants team up on new East End listing platform Think fast, OREX — there’s a new contender in town. The five biggest brokerages in the South Fork — Saunders & Associates, the Corcoran Group, Douglas Elliman, Brown Harris Stevens and Sotheby’s International Realty — are teaming up on a new listing exchange they say will boast richer […]

Hamptons Cheat Sheet: Jackie O’s summer getaway asks $54M, Southampton goes land shopping … & more

Jackie O’s childhood summer getaway hits the market for $54M Now here’s a house of style if ever you’ve seen one. Designer Reed Krakoff is asking $54 million for an 11-acre East Hampton compound, the very same century-old abode where Jacqueline Onassis Kennedy spent her summers as a child. Krakoff, the former executive director of […]