Oceanfront Amagansett new build lists at $33M, Paul Manafort’s Bridgehampton estate awaits fate & more news from the Hamptons

The Real Deal Tri-State

Aidan Gardiner
June 27, 2019


Feds hold off on listing Paul Manafort’s Bridgehampton home
Those who lived in Bridgehampton next to Paul Manafort Jr., the onetime campaign manager for President Donald Trump, recently told the New Yorker that he made for a lousy neighbor. Manafort, who pleaded guilty in September 2018 to charges of conspiracy and financial fraud as part of a deal with former special counsel Robert Mueller III, somehow managed to build “his house three and a half feet taller than what the zoning allowed,” ruining views for his neighbor, Lewis Berman. Manafort also failed to secure his garbage, which led to Berman’s dog getting sick, he told the outlet. As part of Manafort’s plea agreement, the federal government seized five of his properties, including the home he owns at 174 Jobs LaneThe Real Deal reported this month on the government listing Manafort’s Trump Tower condo at $3.6 million and his Soho condo at $3.6 million. Federal officials have offered both up for sale. Berman told the New Yorker that the U.S. Marshals Service, which recently sought to sell East Hampton’s Arc House, is still waiting for permission from the U.S. Department of Justice to list the property. In the meantime, they’ve let the grass grow nearly a foot tall. The Justice Department did recently intervene to spare Manafort from a summer at Rikers Island. On Thursday, he pleaded not guilty to state fraud charges filed in New York. As for his mansion, which has 10 bedrooms, six bathrooms and a pool, it could fetch up to $10 million. [The New Yorker]

Comedian’s former Southampton condo sells for $929K
Actress and comedian Kate McKinnon might not be coming back to “Saturday Night Live,” and now she’s definitely not returning to a Southampton condo she used while filming “Rough Night” with Scarlett Johansson, according to the New York Post. A three-bedroom, three-bathroom unit at 10 Leland Lane that McKinnon rented when making the 2017 comedy, which filmed at a home in Southampton’s North Sea neighborhood, has now sold for $929,000, the outlet reported. The 1,600-square-foot condo has a large living room, master suite with high ceilings and a guest suite, as well as access to the tennis courts and pool of the Canterbury Mews Association. Aaron Curti and Brenda Giufurta of Douglas Elliman had the listing for the unit, which is also listed as a summer rental costing $35,000 from July through Labor Day, or $20,000 starting in August. And while the cost of the unit may seem relatively cheap compared to more pricier Hamptons homes, this week Newsday had a rundown on three co-ops and condos that can be had for less than $400,000 on the East End. [NYP] — Brian Baxter

Media mogul’s former Southampton home now East End’s priciest
After a $30 million price cut last month on Southampton’s Jule Pond, once the most expensive estate on the South Fork, and with another hot Hamptons summer having officially begun, what better time than now to list the priciest properties on the East End? Behind the Hedges took up the task. The outlet noted that a three-property compound at 1080 Meadow Lane in Southampton, listed for the past two years at $150 million, is now No. 1 in the region’s richest sales index. Once owned by media mogul Robert F.X. Sillerman, the waterfront estate has 12 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, a pool house, a tennis court, tennis house, two golf greens and a golf house, Curbed previously reported. Sillerman sold the estate in 2016 for $38 million, a price he has also received for at least two other Meadow Lane properties he owned. Harald and Bruce Grant of Sotheby’s International Realty currently have the listing for 1080 Meadow Lane. Southampton is home to six of the 10 priciest listings on Behind the Hedges’ list. Coming in at No. 10 on the ranking is 317 Murray Place in Southampton, which is asking $45 million. The listing is held by Bespoke Real Estate, the No. 1 firm on The Real Deal‘s recent ranking of top Hamptons brokerages. [Behind the Hedges]

Oceanfront Amagansett new build lists at $33M
A 5,2000-square-foot new construction home has hit the market in Amagansett for $33 million, according to Hamptons Real Estate Showcase. The oceanfront abode has six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, floor-to-ceiling glass walls in its living room, an open-concept floor plan, a roof deck and a fitness facility. The one-acre property also holds a pool, jacuzzi, outdoor terraces and a private boardwalk to the beach. The home at 261 Marine Boulevard was built by East Hampton-based Consiglio Builders and designed by Barnes Coy Architects, a New York-based firm that in 2018 won a Top 50 Coastal Architects award from Ocean Home Magazine. The New York Times reported in May on Barnes Coy being behind a number of homes that have helped bring about the return of the modernist style for high-end Hamptons homes. Noel Roberts of Nest Seekers International has the listing. [HRES]

Cutchogue farm, vineyard has price hacked down to $16M
A North Fork property spread across 147.5 acres that holds a vineyard and a farm has had its price cut by $3.5 million, Behind the Hedges reported. Now on the market at $16 million, the sweeping property at 4455 Oregon Road in Cutchogue contains a 2,200-square-foot home set atop a bluff overlooking the Long Island Sound, according to the New York Post. The home, built in 1982, also has a large master suite, a fireplace, a pool and 1,390 feet of beachfront. The property’s 26-acre vineyard grows six types of grapes, including Chardonnay, Merlot and Pinot Noir. “It’s extremely rare. It has nearly 1,400 feet of waterfront, the largest in the North Fork,” listing agent Marianne Collins of Brown Harris Stevens told the Post last year. “Interest in this type of estate has really grown in the last year or so.” The Real Deal reported in Mayon the North Fork’s hot property market. In April, late movie mogul Michael Lynne’s Bedell Cellars in Cutchogue listed at nearly $17.9 million. And earlier this month, Newsday reported on another 17.5-acre Cutchogue farm hitting the market at $3.5 million. [Behind the Hedges]

Southampton lawyers’ get pay bump in development litigation
Southampton Town’s Board voted to increase the amount it would pay to the law firm representing it in a lawsuit over a contested plan for an East Quogue golf development, once called the Hills, according to Newsday. The board will now pay $50,000 to Islandia-based Margolin Besunder, about $35,000 more than what it initially approved in January. The pay increase was approved in a 5-0 vote. Southampton’s Zoning Board of Appeals voted in November that an 18-hole golf course planned for the site could be deemed an accessory use to a residential subdivision, helping smooth its approval current zoning laws. That decision propelled forward a proposal by Arizona-based Discovery Land Company — a firm founded by George Clooney pal Mike Meldman — for a housing development with a golf course known as the Hills. The town’s planning board is still reviewing the application. Meanwhile, environmentalists filed a lawsuit in December to try to overturn the zoning board’s decision. On June 27, the town’s planning board is reportedly expected to determinewhether a supplemental environmental review is needed for Discovery Land’s latest version of its development plan. [Newsday]

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