Keep Calm and Meet Me in Montauk

The Key West of the Hamptons, Montauk’s long stretches of beach and dunes are washed in pastel shades of pink and deep blues at sunset. Wedged between the bay and the ocean, the lifestyle is sunny, salty and barefoot. Located at the very tip of Long Island’s South Fork, it has the fourth oldest active lighthouse in the country, six state parks, and a large commercial fishing fleet parked in the harbor that brings in fresh fish to the community and local restaurants every day. A little known fact? Montauk is the birthplace of Skishing: an extreme technique for surfcasting where fishermen don wet suits and flippers, swim out into the ocean with their rods and reels, then while they are drifting back to shore they troll for fish. Year-round residents enjoy a tight-knit community with small town values and mild weather. Vacation house owners come for peak season and fall Read More …

House Tour: East Hampton, $1.9M

I was amazed at the soaring ceilings and amount of daylight flooding into this big-feeling house. Roomy and thoughtfully designed— it exists all on one floor for easy living if climbing stairs is not an option. And it has a huge finished basement, as big as the footprint of the house, which is ideal for a home theater and entertainment center. It’s also tucked way back into a quiet driveway and enclosed for total privacy and peace, yet resides just on the edge of East Hampton village. For 3,200 square feet of indoor space, it would be a great value with the very minimum needed to make it your own. Take the kitchen, for example. It has beautiful counters with flecks of black. Just re-finish or replace the cabinets with black ones and set out copper pots and it would have an instant wow appeal. With an open floor plan Read More …

The Hamptons Rental Season

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