Hamptons Cheat Sheet: Ex-estate of Jackie O’s quirky relatives is up for rent, “Truck Beach” lawsuit dismissed … & more

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Nov.November 17, 2016 02:13 PM

The perfectly normal “Grey Gardens” estate is on the rental market, but don’t expect any complimentary head scarves

The longtime East Hampton estate of former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ exceptionally eccentric relatives can be rented this holiday season, according to The New York Post. The 18-room, 6,000-square-foot property, featured in the classic 1976 documentary film “Grey Gardens,” was once in a state of disrepair. Socialites “Big Edie” and “Little Edie” lived there alongside stray cats and rodents — but it has since been restored and has a pool and tennis court. For the week of Thanksgiving, the home is listed for $7,500. It can be rented over the week of Christmas for $12,500. The Corcoran Group’s Gary DePersia has the listing. [NYP]

Judge dismisses “Truck Beach” lawsuit, denies Amangansett homeowners’ claims of ownership

Suffolk County Supreme Court Judge Ralph Gazillo dismissed claims by more than 100 Amangansett property owners who said they were the rightful owners of 5,500 feet of beach on Napeague. The property owners had sought to restrict the public from parking 4×4 vehicles on the land, dubbed “Truck Beach,” 27East reported. The judge, who is retiring at the end of the year, urged the plaintiffs to settle the issue with the opposition to avoid years of appeals, reminding them that “life is too short.”

The judge also threw out claims that the beach parking is an unreasonable nuisance the town should disallow. Homeowners are expected to appeal the decision, 27East reported. [27East.com]

The Countess moves to Sag Harbor, and her former Bridgehampton property is price-chopped

Did you hear? Luann de Lesseps is no longer gallivanting around Bridgehampton. The former Real Housewives of New York cast member shipped off to Sag Harbor, and, as it so happens, her former 2.2-acre Bridgehampton property has dropped in price. According to Curbed, Farrell Building Co., which tore down the old structure and built a large spec house on the lot, has reduced the price by $1.6 million to $16.9 million. The 10-bedroom home features dark wood floors, numerous fireplaces, a white marble kitchen, with a tennis court, and pool. The former countess, who lost her title when she remarried, meanwhile, now lives in a $2.4 million Greek Revival home in Sag Harbor. That property has three bedrooms, three fireplaces, and an artist’s studio. [Curbed]

Robert Sillerman must really like the number $38 million

For the third time in history, music entrepreneur Robert Sillerman has sold a property in Southampton for about $38 million. The former chancellor of Southampton College received $38 million for his 2.4-acre estate at 1100 Meadow Lane in January. He also previously received $37.5 million for a 3.6-acre estate at 1116 Meadow Lane. According to 27East, Sillerman last week sold 1080 Meadow Lane for $38 million. Yep, a real shocker. The 4.5-acre parcel features a 8,300-square-foot oceanfront residence, with six bedrooms and six baths. There is also a pool and three-hole golf course. In 2000, Mr. Sillerman sold his SFX Entertainment for $4.4 billion, and subsequently bought majority rights to the Elvis Presley estate, Graceland. He filed for bankruptcy in February this year. [27East.com]

Southampton Village may try to stop the scourge of pool house McMansions

The Southampton Village Board is considering modifying the zoning code to limit the size of accessory structures like pool houses in smaller residential districts. Currently, those accessory structures aren’t included in the permitted gross floor area (GFA) calculation. The proposed changes would also dictate that at least 65 percent of a lot has to be vegetated with flora that allow water to soak into the root zone, 27East reported. A public hearing on the proposed changes will be held on Dec. 8. [27East.com]


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