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The myth of ‘We don’t build houses like we used to’

The common lament misses crucial context about the style trends and building materials of the past.

Live in this European-inspired 7-acre estate on the North Fork for $2.5M

Outside, homeowners will enjoy a heated gunite pool, patio space for lounging and dining, and water views across Down’s Creek, which leads directly into the Peconic Bay.

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Hamptons real estate market report: Q4 of 2018

Sag Harbor village’s home sales volume increased by 140 percent

The Surfside Inn in Montauk is now available for $200K less

According to the Surfside Inn’s website, the building was a hotel and restaurant called Surf & Sand and the Anzac House before it was purchased by the current owner in the 1980s.

How much for a waterfront house in Westhampton with a pool and tennis?

Let’s see if you can guess this week’s PriceSpotter

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Hamptons open houses to check out this week

Seeing a home before making a purchase is a big step in home-owning. Attending an open house is a great way to do that.

The Bioscleave House in East Hampton gets a $1M discount

The "Lifespan Extending Villa" claims to lengthen the lives of those who dwell inside of it. It is thought that over time, living in such an environment will strengthen the immune system.

Open thread: What’s the most underrated tourist attraction in the Hamptons?

Tell us in the comments

Dick Cavett cuts the price of his historic Montauk estate by almost $15M

This week, $14.55 million came off the asking price, and it’s come down more than $28 million in total since Cavett listing the property a year and a half ago.

Stunning Bridgehampton new-build near the ocean wants $13.75M

Spanning a massive 10,000 square feet between three levels, the modern farmhouse-style estate is host to eight bedrooms, 10 full bathrooms, and two half-baths.

In Sag Harbor, a cute whaling cottage from 1850 wants $1.75M

East Hampton Town might ban the intentional release of balloons to protect wildlife

The purpose of the ban would be to educate locals on the harmful effects of certain materials on the environment and wildlife that could consume them—but anyone who breaks it may be required to pay up to $1,000 in fines or spend 15 days in jail.

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The best scenic stops along Montauk Highway

Take a stop along your drive

Big reveal: $2.95M for a renovated waterfront house in Sag Harbor

Sited waterfront on Mill Creek—which leads directly into Noyack Bay—the 0.35-acre property also has a newly built deep water dock that can accommodate a 27-foot boat.

A spacious, gated traditional in East Hampton’s Northwest Woods asks $2.99M

French doors off the living room lead to a bluestone terrace outside, where one will find a heated gunite infinity pool, a tennis court, and a covered terrace with an outdoor fireplace.

After another price cut, this bayfront Water Mill estate is down $9M

It was originally asking $24.75M back in 2016

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Best outdoor places to Instagram in the Hamptons

Make sure your phones are charged before heading to these photogenic Hamptons spots

Modern just north of East Hampton village goes into contract, asking $2.9M

A boxy modern just 1 mile north of East Hampton village has found a buyer and is currently pending a sale. Most recently asking $2.9 million, the property went on the market in June of 2017 for $4.45 million and steadily dropped its price in the year and a half since.

What $4M buys you in Amagansett

Let’s see what this budget gets you in Amagansett

Most expensive bayfront sale on Dune Road in 10 years sells for $6.4M

The house first became available for sale in November of 2017 for $6.75 million. There were no changes in price between then and when the house went into contract a year later.

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The best wedding venues in the Hamptons, mapped

Wedding season is upon us, and the East End is one of the most sought-after locations for beach weddings.

Designer Carmen Marc Valvo drops the price of his waterfront Bridgehampton estate

Sited on an acre of land, the 4,400-square-foot shingled house has four bedrooms and six full bathrooms, a gourmet chef’s kitchen, and a third-floor loft with views over Mecox Bay and out to the ocean.

Sag Harbor home once belonging to the designer of the first American flag asks $7.5M

What do you think of the asking price?

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The most iconic sites in the Hamptons

Check out these historic and iconic buildings on the East End

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Where to donate used furniture in the Hamptons

The Ram’s Head Inn on Shelter Island is for sale, asking $9.75M

The 4.3-acre property has a 22-room inn, space for private events and weddings, a tennis court, and a restaurant

How much for a renovated waterfront house with a dock in Sag Harbor?

Can you guess this week’s PriceSpotter?

Open thread: What’s your favorite Hamptons town and why?

Tell us in the comments.

Attractive renovated farmhouse in Sag Harbor sells for $2.9M

The handsome modern farmhouse-style home first came on the market in February of 2017 for $4.25M, but over the next almost two years the price steadily came down. When a contract was signed at the end of November 2018, the property was listed for $3.25M.

In Hampton Bays, a bayfront fixer-upper with a two-story living room asks $1.2M

We love what this house has to offer, and we’re interested to see what it would look like if the new owners decided to renovate rather than tear it down for a new-build.

In the Georgica section, a renovated estate on 3 acres finds a buyer

In 2015, the property sold for $9.5 million before being updated and returning to the market in April of 2018 for $12.9 million. There was a single $1 million price cut one month after it listed.

Dune Road’s ‘Sandcastle’ estate is now $1M cheaper

Built in 2015, the house first became available for sale three years ago for $24 million, but has been on and off the market since then. The $17.9 million asking price is about 75 percent of the original listing.

Big reveal: $2.37M for a tiny oceanview cottage in Montauk

Some work will need to be done to bring the house up to date, and it may be a bit small for some people’s taste, but the 0.69-acre property is in a desirable south-of-the-highway Hither Hills location.

Fixer-upper in Hampton Bays with lots of potential wants $749K

Features include an open floorplan, hardwood floors, and some spaces that have already been renovated. Outside, there’s a new pool, a hot tub, and an outdoor shower.

A 3-acre Sagaponack estate sells for $9.95M

The property has been on and off the market for the past few years: In March of 2017, it was asking $16 million, but after several price cuts, it was most recently available for the final closing price of $9.95 million.

What $9M buys you in Montauk right now

These are some gorgeous properties

In East Hampton, a renovated contemporary with a tennis court on 4 acres wants $2.1M

Considering that it’s been totally renovated, it’s on a large piece of land, and there’s a pool and tennis court outside, we think that $2.1 million is a reasonable starting point for this property.

The oldest house in Montauk, Second House, is getting restored

Second House was first built back in 1746

Fixer-upper near the ocean in East Hampton’s Georgica section now under $6M

When it came on the market a year ago, it was asking $6.95 million before cutting the asking price in June down to $6.2 million. After another change in price earlier this week, it’s now the lowest it’s been since becoming available for sale.