As the Hamptons serve as a summer destination for many of New York's residents hoping to escape for the warm months, its relaxing role does not prevent them from serving a specific function for the individual buyer.
The owners of this Turtle Bay co-op had an interior design request that might sound impossible - -- to transform this formerly under-lit, cramped, unusually-shaped Manhattan apartment into a spacious, airy urban retreat -- on a budget, no less!
When we heard that Katie Lee had a new house in the Hamptons, we couldn't wait to see it. We're huge fans of Lee's serene style -- and her Southern charm and humble demeanor are just icing on the cake.
When all is said and done, a savvy seller recoups tens of thousands of dollars in prepayments if everything is documented and adjusted. Capital gains tax is generally payable by a seller incident to the sale of a home.
The individuality demanded in homes today evokes the past times of architectural prominence when revered architects, such as Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson were commissioned to build spec homes for America's elite.
Designers have a knack for spotting potential in spaces the rest of us might well overlook, a talent that is often apparent in their own homes. Take David Kleinberg's weekend residence in East Hampton, New York.
Unless the renter completely understands the characteristics of each of the villages and hamlets that comprise the east end, the key to securing a great summer rental is to hire a real estate brokerage that has offices throughout the twin forks of LI.
The Hamptons are famous for a lot of things, among them beautiful beaches, spectacular mansions, quaint villages, extraordinary gardens and miles and miles of towering hedges. Less celebrated are the area's architecturally unique houses of worship.
Autumn tourism is on the rise. Those unchained to the restrictions of a school calendar are capitalizing on the appeal of the fall shoulder season perks such as hotel and airfare deals, fewer crowds and milder weather.