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Hamptons Cheat Sheet: Westhampton co-op to rise from the ashes, 1 WTC engineer-designed home for sale … & more

November 23, 2016 05:00PM
By Cathaleen Chen

154 Neck Path, E.L. Doctorow and his old summer home at 44 John Street

154 Neck Path, E.L. Doctorow and his old summer home at 44 John Street

Blazed summer retreat to be rebuilt

Here’s to more summers on the Westhampton Beach. The Sandpiper, a popular vacation co-op that burned down in April 2015, will soon be rebuilt as a new 50-unit building. The Westhampton Beach Village Planning Board approved the project a few weeks ago, 27East reported. The new Sandpiper will closely resemble its predecessor, according to building and zoning administrator Paul Houlihan. It will span 14,300 square feet and include 46 one-bedroom units and four two-bedroom units. The developer — the Sandpiper at Westhampton Beach Incorporated — will have 18 months to finish construction, unless an extension is approved. [27East]

Great American home of a Great American novelist sells for $2.5M

This one’s for the books — literally. The Sag Harbor summer home of late novelist E.L. Doctorow recently sold for $2.5 million. The buyer of the 2,450-square-foot residence is Manhattan attorney Scott Landau and his wife, Melissa Wilson. The quarter-acre compound includes four bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Doctorow, known for his historic fiction, died last year at 84. He wrote several books, in fact, while residing in the John Street bungalow, 27East reported. [27East]

Sleek home designed by 1 WTC engineer listed at $5.5M

It may not be Freedom Tower, but it could be your Freedom Pad — and a very well-lit one at that. This 10,000-square-foot, mostly glass bungalow at 145 Neck Path in East Hampton was designed by Jeff Smilow, the structural engineer of One World Trade Center. In addition to its succinctly cubic design, the newly built residence has two staircases, 5,000 square feet of open living, six bedrooms and seven bathrooms, five of which are all marble. It also features a kitchen custom made in Italy, a large storage space that could be a screening room and a pool with hot tub. [Patch]

It’s official: No developments in the Montauk Highway corridor for one year

Wainscott’s Montauk Highway corridor, a hamlet that stretches along Montauk Highway from the William Floyd Parkway to the Forge River, will not house any new developments for one full year. The measure will allow land-use consultants to prepare for long-term zoning changes, 27East reported. The moratorium, adopted by the East Hampton Town Board last week, will apply to all commercial properties and some residential zones. The ultimate goal? To eventually transform Wainscott from its current strip mall layout to a more walkable downtown. [27East]

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