The Curbed Cup, our annual award to the Hamptons neighborhood of the year, has whittled the eight towns/villages/hamlets vying for the prestigious fake trophy down to four. This week will decide which of those remaining areas move onto to the final round for a shot at Curbed Cup glory. Voting for each pairing ends 24 hours after it begins. Let the eliminations commence! Please remember—no wagering.
Bridgehampton, after swiftly routing Sagaponack in the first round, is hoping to be promoted to the finals. As always, polo and the Hampton Classic were places to see and be seen this summer. Plans for a CVS were vigorously protested. RHONY's Countess LuAnn finally sold her house, to Joe Farrell, who is building a much larger residence there. Speaking of Farrell, he apparently was able to rent his house, the Sandcastle, for $300K for one week this summer.
Sag Harbor is planning to stop Bridgehampton's hopes for a win in its tracks. The town continued its real estate hot streak in 2014. The formerly troubled West Water Street condo development was reborn as Harbor's Edge and reported great sales, as did Watchcase. A gorgeous Italianate mansion on Main Street, the Nathan P. Howell house, set a record for the town, selling for $9.75M.