Spunky Southhamptoner fights supersized homes

New York /
Aug.August 17, 2012 01:30 PM

Long-time resident of Southampton Village and Stanford law graduate, Evelyn Konrad, 83, is taking her wealthy neighbors to court over their super-sized McMansions, the New York Daily Post reported. The suit alleges that Southampton Village Mayor Mark Epley revised the local zoning codes after his 2005 election to allow huge houses on small lots, as a favor to His Wall Street tycoon comrades – the suit also names Lone Star Funds CEO Donald Quintin and Manhattan attorney Denis Guerin.

Konrad demands a jury trial and has vowed to argue the case herself. She has already spent approximately $100,000 of her own savings on the case, despite acknowledging her odds of winning are slim.  “I wouldn’t hire any local lawyers, because they have all gotten fat off of these projects over the years,” Konrad told the Post. She has owned a 2,200-square-foot home in the area since 1984.

“This isn’t a class-warfare thing,” Konrad said. “This is a legal issue, that’s it. The people on the board of trustees that approved this zoning code owned homes in the area, they were real estate agents. These were clear conflicts of interest.” [Post]Christopher Cameron

Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Robert Futterman charged with DUI in Hamptons car crash
Robert Futterman charged with DUI in Hamptons car crash
Robert Futterman charged with DUI in Hamptons car crash
Philip Falcone and his homes at 142 Crestview Lane in Sagaponack and 22 East 67th Street (Getty, Corcoran, Google Maps)
Phil Falcone files appeal halting foreclosure of UES, Hamptons homes
Phil Falcone files appeal halting foreclosure of UES, Hamptons homes
Solow Building Company chairman Stefan Soloviev, CEO Michael J. Hershman and vice chairman Hayden Soloviev (Solow Residential, Fairfax, LinkedIn)
Stefan Soloviev, Sheldon Solow’s son, reorganizes family firm
Stefan Soloviev, Sheldon Solow’s son, reorganizes family firm
Philip Falcone and his homes at 142 Crestview Lane in Sagaponack and  22 East 67th Street (Getty, Corcoran, Google Maps)
Foreclosure on Phil Falcone’s homes can move forward
Foreclosure on Phil Falcone’s homes can move forward
90 Jule Pond Drive (Sotheby’s International Realty)
Hamptons estate asking $145M under contract, may set record
Hamptons estate asking $145M under contract, may set record
90 Jule Pond Drive is on t he market for $145 million (Sotheby’s International Realty)
$145M Hamptons estate languishes on market amid surging demand
$145M Hamptons estate languishes on market amid surging demand
The Hamptons have always been a hot location, but the rental market for this summer is already roasting.
The tri-state rental market’s endless summer
The tri-state rental market’s endless summer
Stewart Rahr and Hamptons estate in Wainscott (Getty, Bespoke Real Estate)
Pharma billionaire to sell Hamptons estate for $50M
Pharma billionaire to sell Hamptons estate for $50M
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...