Hamptons

affordable housing, Hamptons

A new plan to bring affordable housing to one of the Hampton’s priciest stretches has residents up in arms, reports The Post. The town of Amagansett is planning to erect a below-market rate complex that would add 12 two-bedroom and 12 three-bedroom homes to the area, with rents ranging from just $1,100 up to $2,300 a month. The development would mingle with the estates and New York City escapes of the rich and famous, including that of Naomi Watts, Jerry Seinfeld, Gwenyth Paltrow and Scarlett Johansson—just to hame a few. Incredibly, a family of four could be earning as much as $106,200 annually (120 percent of the AMI) to qualify.

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Celebrities, City Living, Cool Listings, Hamptons

612 Halsey Lane, Bridgehampton rental, Hamptons mansion, the Sandcastle, Beyonce and Jay-Z house

Whether you’re “Crazy in Love” or getting together with your “Single Ladies,” this lavish Bridgehampton mansion might very well be the perfect summer escape. Queen Bey and Jay-Z, perhaps in happier times, rented the home known as the Sandcastle in 2012, and it’s now being offered for the month of July (h/t LL NYC). The steep $1 million price tag will get you 12 bedrooms, a huge heated pool, a full bar and disco area, and a spa complete with a sauna and massage area. And if you like to keep active, there’s a bowling alley, virtual golf, rock climbing wall, sunken Olympic-sized tennis court, racket ball court and a skateboard half pipe.

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Architecture, Getting Away, Hamptons

CWB Architects, Thai Style Southampton, Asian style, Modern Sea Front home, Thai Beach House, Southampton, Mahogany, wooden pilings, Shinnecock Bay, Atlantic Ocean

Back in 2004, a client with a taste for traveling approached CWB Architects to design a beach house with a distinctly Asian flavor, styled after houses he’d seen in Thailand and Japan. The result is this stunning, appropriately-dubbed ‘Thai Style Southampton’ home, which stands on stilts above a wetland. In addition to verandas, pointed gable roofs and Mahogany interiors, the charming home features a splendid view out to the Atlantic Ocean.

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Architecture, Hamptons

Maziar Behrooz, east hampton,

This dynamic East Hamptons home is located on the East End of Long Island in Wainscott, New York. The owners of the property originally purchased it 20 years ago when it was just a small structure. After a few expansions and renovations over a decade, in 2008, they decided they wanted an even bigger home and enlisted the help of architect Maziar Behrooz to build anew. The owners, who are originally from France, fell in love with the natural beauty of Long Island and wanted to reimagine their property without regard to its organic confines. In response to this request, architectural plans were created to include a dramatic 9,500-square-foot extension with asymmetrical triangles and a linear orientation that unifies the pool, grounds and garden.

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Architecture, Hamptons

CCS Architecture, casual modernist, Watermill Residence, Starter Home, The Hamptons, SIPS insulation panels, LED lighting, Energy Star appliances, geothermal heating/air-conditioning, low carbon footprint, simple living, Cass Calder Smith, quarter-sawn oak floors, starter home

If you think the Hamptons is only for Hollywood stars who can afford the glitz and glamour of life, you might want to look at the summertime playground’s hidden gems like CCS Architecture‘s Watermill Residence. The modest retreat was designed for a developer who wanted to sell property to new buyers at a moderate price level. A perfect starter home, it offers a down-to-earth vibe thanks to the architects’ simplicity and casual modernist taste.

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Architecture, Design, Hamptons

Robert Young, east hampton home

This East Hampton home was originally built in the 1980s, but was recently renovated with a modern and airy flair reflective of its inhabitants’ colorful personalities. Led by Robert Young Architects, the transformation included new roof lines, as well as the addition of a small dining room and an outdoor living space, strategically placed to open up the existing space and bring in more natural light, which was the secondary goal of the update.

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Cool Listings, Hamptons, Interiors

east hampton, beach house, sotheby's

The listing for this .28 acre East Hampton property is billed as “the ultimate beach cottage” and we’d have to agree. It’s owned by the English drummer Simon Kirke, best known for playing with the bands Free and Bad Company. There’s the main house, which was recently renovated, as well as a deck, pool and rear cottage currently configured as a music studio. The whole package, located right on Accabonac Harbor, has views of the harbor to the west and of Gardiner’s Bay to the east.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Hamptons

Joy Behar Hamptons home

Comedian and co-host of “The View” Joy Behar just listed her 4,000-square-foot vacation home in East Hampton for $3.8 million. Behar, who is once again co-host of the daytime chat show after a two-year hiatus, as well as the host of “Late Night Joy,” also has an apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. She purchased the classic Hamptons home in 2012 for $2,875,000, which means she’ll have a tidy profit if it sells at the ask.

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Architecture, Hamptons

Piano Pavilion, CWB Architects, Quogue, Hamptons architecture

A former musical director/pianist from Brooklyn Heights and her historian husband contacted Dumbo-based CWB Architects to build an adjacent pavilion at their home in Quogue on Southampton. The result is the wood-clad Piano Pavilion, which echoes the owners’ love for organic architecture, but makes a deliberate nod to its namesake instrument with the contour of its roof. The pavilion was made to function as a piano room and small office, but it also works as a guest room, which is important as the couple’s children and six granddaughters visit almost every weekend.

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Architecture, Hamptons

CCS Architecture, wood clad, Bridgehampton Residence, The Hamptons, multigenerational home, indoor/outdoor living, wooden deck, secluded entrance, eating al fresco, Cass Calder Smith founded, modernist home, house extension, house renovation

This stylish Bridgehampton Residence was designed to accommodate three generations of a family with growing children. Featuring big sliding doors and windows under a collection of sloped roofs, the wood-clad retreat plays between the indoor and luscious outdoor living spaces right in the heart of the Hamptons. In order to accommodate a multigenerational family, CCS Architecture gut-renovated and extended an existing dwelling, which went from four bedrooms to eight and gained a garage.

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