It's time to make up a bunch of awards and hand them out to the most deserving people, places and things in the worlds of Hamptons real estate, architecture, and dining. That's right, it's time for the Fifth Annual Curbed Awards! Up now: the most popular stories of the year.
What did you readers love in 2015? Celebrities, celebrities, celebrities. Oh, and nightlife. Next year, we're planning to post once a week about Wittgenstein just to raise the intellectual level around here. Just kidding! Some weeks we'll post about Schopenhauer instead. Here now, the 10 most read stories of 2015.
10. Julianne Moore Lists Her Adorable Montauk Cottage
Around Labor Day, we broke the news that actress Julianne Moore had just put her 1,000 sq. ft. cottage on Fort Pond in Montauk on the market. The space is absolutely adorable, with a true bungalow vibe. But with an ask just under $3.5M, no one has bitten yet.
9. Billy Joel's Ex Puts Gorgeous House on the Market
This summer, we drooled over Katie Lee's (Piano Man Billy Joel's ex-wife) 6 bed 7.5 bath house in Water Mill. Complete with 3 fireplaces, she's asking $6.5M for her 6.325 sq. ft. estate that's spread out over 2 acres. The chic décor is killer--by Nate Berkus.
8. Get Your Party On! Hamptons Nightlife for Summer 2015
It's not summer until Curbed Hamptons brings you all the new nightlife spots; our roundup of the places to go get your party on for summer 2015 was very popular.
7. Rent Real Housewife Ramona Singer's Southampton House
Real Housewives of New York City star Ramona Singer, facing divorce from cheating husband Mario, put their Southampton property on the rental market. Asking price for MD-LD was $300K, which is about the same as she asked back in 2010. The house, variously described as 5880sf and 8000sf, is set on 1.4 acres of pondfront land, which includes a pool, tennis court, and bocce court.
6.Jason Kidd Sells His Gorgeous Water Mill House for $7.1M
Jason Kidd, retired NBA star and coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, sold his really rather gorgeous house last May for $7.1M. The new (built 2012) 7800sf house has six bedrooms and six bathrooms. Just for fun, the lower level has two kitchenettes, a popcorn machine and a snow cone maker.
5. Jimmy Fallon Goes to Rehab in the Hamptons (Calm Down, It's for His Finger)
Butterfingers Jimmy Fallon decided to rest and recuperate his hand injury this summer at his Sagaponack house.
4. Big Reveal: How Much for a Giant Southampton New Build?
This $45,000,000 property underwhelmed commenters back in July. Everyone thought that even given the enormous size of the house and the generous four-acre plot, and that Kean is a respected builder, $45M was way too much.
3. 'Sag Harbor': America's Most Exclusive and Historic African-American Beach Community
Last January, we interviewed the creator of a fascinating documentary about Sag Harbor that ran on the Oprah Winfrey Network. The tight knit African-American neighborhood enclave of Sag Harbor was established as a refuge from racism in the early twentieth century. But recently, real estate prices have skyrocketed leaving younger generations with a dilemma: to sell or not to sell?
2. All About RHONY Bethenny Frankel's New Bridgehampton House
This spring, we were able to exclusively bring you the inside scoop on Bethenny Frankel's new property in Bridgehampton. Outside are pretty gardens and a nice gunite pool; inside are five bedrooms and three and a half baths. There's even a one-bedroom guest cottage.
1. Donald Trump's Forgotten Daughter Parties in the Hamptons
Love him or hate him, there's no doubt that Donald Trump is the top news-maker of 2015. And we focused on the daughter no one talks much about, Tiffany, as she partied with the Rich Kids of Instagram in the Hamptons this summer, hitting up such hotspots as Beautique.