Block Island Getaway

Block Island has been named by The Nature Conservancy as one of the “Last Great Places.”

Want to take a trip to Block Island? Come with us!

While we might not be physically traveling traveling, we’ll always have Paris (er, Block Island and our other favorite getaway destinations) in our mind’s eye.

Fun facts about this quaint and charming coastal archipelago:

Located off the coast of Rhode Island and a quick ferry ride from Montauk Point, this enticing getaway is home to just over a thousand people and occupies a little under 10 square miles.

The coastline is drop-dead gorgeous, and don’t forget to check out the island’s two lighthouses.

Part of the Outer Lands region, it’s named after the Dutch explorer Adriaen Block. It’s also been named by The Nature Conservancy as one of the “Last Great Places,” much of the land (40 percent) is set aside for conservation.

Our favorite way to take it all in is via scooter–though the locals might not like it so much as some visitors aren’t quite up to snuff on their skills and basic road rules. If you decide to rent, please remember that common courtesy goes a long way.

Too Early for Wine?

check out our top 5 wine cellar picks. We’ve seen some pretty amazing ones!

Is it too early for wine?

We’re in the mood for love, what with Valentine’s Day just 24 hours away and all. To that end, check out our top 5 wine cellar picks. We’ve seen some pretty amazing ones!

๐Ÿท 22 Osborn Farm Lane in Wainscott, represented by Matt Breitenbach of Compass. $5.345 millionโ 
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๐Ÿท 164 & 160 Trelawney Road in Bridgehampton, represented by Pat Petrillo of Sotheby’s. $32.7 million โ 
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๐Ÿท 8 Hither Lane in East Hampton, represented by Lori Schiaffino of Compass. $29.995 millionโ 

๐Ÿท 98 Bull Path in East Hampton, represented by Rylan Jackla, Ann Ciardullo and Keith Green of Sotheby’s. $7.995 million. โ 
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๐Ÿท Oceanfront compound on Dune Road in East Quogue, represented by Ashley Farrell and Evan Church of Corcoran. $14.5 millionโ 
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Sickest Home Theaters

๐ˆ๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ’๐ซ๐ž ๐š ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐ž ๐Ÿ๐š๐ง, ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ ๐จ๐ญ๐ญ๐š ๐ฌ๐ž๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฌ๐ž ๐’๐ˆ๐‚๐Š๐„๐’๐“ ๐ก๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‡๐š๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ญ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ. ๐‰๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐Ž๐ฌ๐œ๐š๐ซ ๐ง๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ, ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ง๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐จ๐ญ๐š๐ฅ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฒ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ข๐ฑ ๐œ๐ซ๐š๐ณ๐ฒ, ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ-๐ญ๐ก๐ž-๐ญ๐จ๐ฉ ๐ฆ๐ž๐๐ข๐š-๐ฏ๐ข๐ž๐ฐ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ซ๐จ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฌ.

๐ˆ๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ’๐ซ๐ž ๐š ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐ž ๐Ÿ๐š๐ง, ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ ๐จ๐ญ๐ญ๐š ๐ฌ๐ž๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฌ๐ž ๐’๐ˆ๐‚๐Š๐„๐’๐“ ๐ก๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‡๐š๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ญ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ. ๐‰๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐Ž๐ฌ๐œ๐š๐ซ ๐ง๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ, ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ง๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐จ๐ญ๐š๐ฅ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฒ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ข๐ฑ ๐œ๐ซ๐š๐ณ๐ฒ, ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ-๐ญ๐ก๐ž-๐ญ๐จ๐ฉ ๐ฆ๐ž๐๐ข๐š-๐ฏ๐ข๐ž๐ฐ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ซ๐จ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฌ.

๐’๐ž๐ž ๐›๐ž๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ž ๐ฐ๐ก๐จ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ž๐š๐œ๐ก ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฌ๐ž ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ, ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ $๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ ๐ฆ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ข๐จ๐ง. ๐–๐ž’๐ซ๐ž ๐ ๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ซ๐จ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฌ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐ž ๐ญ๐ข๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ง๐š๐ฆ๐ž๐ฌ. ๐๐ž๐œ๐š๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ’๐ฌ ๐ฃ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ง.

  • “๐‰๐จ๐ก๐ง๐ง๐ฒ ๐’๐ฎ๐ž๐๐ž” — ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ ๐๐š๐ซ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง๐š๐ ๐ž ๐‹๐š๐ง๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐’๐š๐ ๐š๐ฉ๐จ๐ง๐š๐œ๐ค — $๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—.๐Ÿ— ๐ฆ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง — ๐๐ž๐ฌ๐ฉ๐จ๐ค๐ž
  • “๐๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐“๐ข๐๐ž๐ฌ” — ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ” ๐–๐ฒ๐š๐ง๐๐š๐ง๐œ๐ก ๐ข๐ง ๐’๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ญ๐จ๐ง — $๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘.๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ“ ๐ฆ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ข๐จ๐ง — ๐๐ž๐ฌ๐ฉ๐จ๐ค๐ž

Real Estate Steal of the Week

We are OBSESSED with this Montauk property. The house is modest, but those views!!!

We are OBSESSED with this Montauk property. The house is modest, but those views!!!

Located at 68 South Elroy Drive, right on Fort Pond, the charming property is priced at $1.495 million. In addition to the terrific landscape and eastern views, there’s also a (what looks to be) recently renovated circa-1970 ranch-style home with two bedrooms and two baths; a separate one-bedroom, one-bath guest cottage; and a deepwater dock. We like it a lot!

Listed with Diane Shifman and Kevin Flaherty of of Compass.

Pool, Pond & Unparalleled

The house reminds us quite a bit of the residence at Longhouse Reserve in East Hampton

Tired of the same old same old? If it’s distinctly different that you’re looking for in the Hamptons, then 40 Sayres Path in Wainscott is definitely worth checking out.

The striking $9.899 million modern, dreamed up by architect Alfredo De Vido and expanded upon by the legendary Maziar Behrooz, offers architectural significance and plenty of conversation topics. Set on 2.7 acres south of the highway and 1.7 miles from the ocean, the property features its own heart-shaped pond (we NEED to see photos of this!!), super unique free-form infiniti-edge pool with waterfall and other notable water features, plus sprawling meadow, tennis and a gorgeous wisteria-covered pergola.

Inside the house, which reminds us quite a bit of the residence at Longhouse Reserve in East Hampton (that was designed byย architect Charles Forberg and built by Joe Tufariello), there’s an incredible solarium, more interesting angles than one is able to count, sauna, steam, massage, theater, wine cellar with wet bar, master with balcony, and a crazy staircase. Punctuated with walls of windows and lots of light, the eight-bedroom, 10-and-a-half bath comprises 9,129 square feet and was built in 2010, according to the listing. Represented by Anthony Cerio, Helene Lynn and Mitchel Natter of Brown Harris Stevens

Waterfront Wednesday: Shelter Island

Shelter Island Heights property with 300 feet of waterfront and your own private boat basin.

There’s a lot to like at this $5.2 million 2.3-acre property overlooking Coecles Harbor in Shelter Island Heights.

Topping the list is 300 feet of waterfront and your own private boat basin. The property is also obviously greatly loved, and it looks like a lot of work went into the landscaping, which is quite lovely. Highlights include that protected docking area–picturesque and smart–the stone bordering around the waterscape, small waterfall, raised beds and berms, mature trees, colorful plantings and a well placed waterfront gazebo structure.

Waterfront views inside the 4,300-square-foot, four-bedroom, four-bath home on Lari Lane also look fairly extensive. And there looks to be at least three fireplaces, including one in (again, what looks to be) an expansive second-floor master suite with deck overlooking the water. Decks, wood flooring and a Florida-type room add to the appeal.

Additionally, the house is on a private road with only 7 houses, offering community tennis and waterfront park area. Listed for $5.2 million with Jeanmarie Bay, Marie Bransfield and Judi Desiderio of Town & Country.

Sweet Sunsets & Bay Breezes

The $3.395 million .67-acre waterfront spot features enough dock to accommodate a 35-foot boat, beautiful bayscaping and charming canal views …

15 Sandpiper Court in Westhampton Beach is listed with Maria Cunneen and Jill Kandell of Compass.

Waterfront living in Westhampton Beach isn’t quite the secret it once was, but there are still plenty of great properties by (or near, in this case) the sea.

If it’s gorgeous sunsets and a nice amount of water access you’re on the lookout for, then 15 Sandpiper Court might just be the property for you. The $3.395 million .67-acre waterfront spot features enough dock to accommodate a 35-foot boat, beautiful bayscaping and charming canal views, plus a waterfront heated pool, sizable yard with 124 feet of bulkheading, outdoor shower, brick patio and wisteria vine-covered pergola.

The 4,550-square-foot, circa-2005, custom-built home was designed with opportunities for views in mind. The contemporary shingle style features four bedrooms and four full-and-one-half baths, including en suite masters on the first and second floors; a pair of sun-drenched living rooms, each with fireplace; a three-season covered porch; and more. We particularly dig the deep soaking tub in what looks to be the master bath.

Represented by Maria Cunneen and Jill Kandell of Compass.

Gotta Love An Indoor Pool!

Here are three of our top Hamptons property picks with their own indoor pools.

It’s freezing outside, but that doesn’t mean that we have to stop swimming. Because here in the Hamptons, it is actually possible to have your pool and enjoy it in the winter too.

Here are three of our top property picks with their own indoor pools.

Topping the list at $27 million is 1860 Meadow Lane in Southampton. In addition to the fantastic atrium-encolsed oceanside swimming pool, the estate-section property also comes with 5 ares of land, awesome ocean and Shinnecock Bay views, 200 feet of protected Atlantic frontage, expansive seaside gardens and bayside tennis court.

1860 Meadow Lane is listed with Tim Davis of The Corcoran Group.

The house itself, a circa-1988 6,200-square-foot modern with five bedrooms and five-and-a-half baths, has been renovated and updated. It, and all its various amenities, sits behind a private gated entrance. Represented by Tim Davis of The Corcoran Group.

Next up, at $15.495 million is 379 Captains Neck Lane, also in Southampton Village.

379 Captains Neck Lane in Southampton is listed with Michaela Keszler and Paulina Keszler of Douglas Elliman.

If you’re into serious fun, this could be place for you. There’s a lot going on at the 11,000-plus square-foot shingle-style home, which has a huge 65-foot-by-29-foot year-round pool with two lap lanes and a dual commercial dehumidification system, a 12-foot-by-12-foot negative-edge Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, gym and even an indoor basketball court.

Set on nearly 2 landscaped acres, the energy-efficient house features a total of seven bedrooms and 10-and-a-half baths and generously oversized rooms. Represented by Michaela Keszler and Paulina Keszler of Douglas Elliman.

And last but not least, except in the $$$ department, is 42 Laurel Drive in Montauk. The $1.65 million property is a comparative steal, given the amenities.

42 Laurel Lane in Montauk is represented by Joan Hegner and Raymond Hegner of The Corcoran Group.

Recently reduced, the pristine circa-2003 4,025-square-foot, one-story, shingle-style home sits on almost an acre and features a climate-controlled 1,300-square-foot indoor pool under a dramatic cathedral dome, separate pool/guest house and en suite guest quarters. Represented by Joan Hegner and Raymond Hegner of The Corcoran Group.

Yep, We’re Impressed

The soon-to-be-constructed condos at West Water Street in Sag Harbor have us absolutely gobsmacked!

Renderings courtesy Bespoke.

Given the amount of stunning luxury homes that we’ve been fortunate enough to visit and write about, it’s not often that we can say that we are truly blown away by something new. But we gotta say it now. Woweee! The soon-to-be-constructed condos at West Water Street in Sag Harbor have us absolutely gobsmacked!

Designed by J. Bialsky, the thoughtfully designed waterfront homes have it all, and then some. Priced in the $20-plus million neighborhood, and represented by Bespoke Real Estate, are four levels of fabulous luxe living all right in the heart of highly desirable Sag Harbor Village. Comprising three separate residences, the condos at 2 West Water Street offer luxury waterfront real estate at its best.

For the sake of brevity, we’ll use the details for 2 West Water Street Residence C, which comes with an approximate $23.5 million price tag. For the record, Residence A has already been sold. Residence B is still available. It’s slightly larger (seven bedrooms and eight baths) and is priced at approximately $24.5 million.

Back to Residence C, which features 11,058 square feet; two boat (ahem, yacht) slips; 250 feet of frontage; rooftop terrace with pool, plus other living-area terraces complemented by floor-to-ceiling windows offering spectacular views; 4-car underground parking, which is a big deal in Sag Harbor; expertly curated interiors; elevator; six bedrooms and six baths. In addition to the sweeping sunset views, residents will be able to (one day) enjoy the spoils of adjacent Steinbeck Park, which is being planned by renowned landscape architect Edmund Hollander.

One COOL Pool

The house is modern. The views are massive. And then there’s that pool.

The house is modern. The views are massive. And then there’s that pool. Nice.

Priced at $5.95 million, the half-acre property at 20 Cove Lane in Westhampton Beach offers new construction right on the water. Facing Moriches Bay, and across the road from the ocean, the property also comes with sandy beach rights, docking rights, deck space and a hot tub.

Inside, the 5,200-square-foot home features six bedrooms, six-and-a-half baths, lots of windows, an open floor plan with luxe finishes and (floating!) features, and a fireplace in the great room.

Represented by Sean Egan of NestSeekers.

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