The Real Deal New York

East Hampton mulls curbing super-sized houses

August 10, 2016 04:34PM

100 and 90 Briar Patch Road, East Hampton

100 and 90 Briar Patch Road, East Hampton

Is it time to say goodbye to super-sized East End homes? The town of East Hampton is mulling new (and stricter) limits on how big houses can be built. That move comes after two other local municipalities — East Hampton Village (which covers a subsection of the town) and Sag Harbor — did the same last year. The town currently allows a home’s “gross floor area” to be 12 percent of the total property’s lot, plus 1,600 square feet. A suggested reduction would bring it down to 10 percent, plus 1,000 square feet. Beware East End homebuilders. [East Hampton Star] — Cathaleen Chen