Hamptons Cheat Sheet: Cause of Sag Harbor fire will forever be a mystery, Eli Manning buys summer pad in Quogue … & more

January 11, 2017 05:35PM

Eli Manning, Regina Scully, and her new home at 55 the Circle in East Hampton (Credit: PngPix, Getty, StreetEasy)

Cause of Sag Harbor fire will never be known

We didn’t start the fire. Cigarette butts probably didn’t start the fire. No one, in fact, knows what started the fire. It’s impossible now to nail down the cause of the Dec. 16 Sag Harbor blaze, according to East Hampton fire officials, because two buildings were razed in the destruction, including the Compass and Brown Harris Stevens’ offices. East Hampton Fire Marshal Tom Baker said he made the decision to cut power in the area during the fire in order to keep 300 firefighters safe, but this means that the voltage at the time of the inferno is no longer surveyable. Baker added that it’s unlikely that cigarette butts caused the fire, despite initial reports. Suffolk County fire investigators also ruled out criminality. [TRD]

Eli Manning touches down in Quogue for $8.5M

On the heels of a disappointing season, Giants quarterback/Dunkin’ Donuts billboard Eli Manning is gearing up for Hamptons season with a new $8.5 million spread in Quogue. The 7,000-square-foot house has five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a private entrance to the beach. Purchased through Chester LLC — the name of his dog — the Dune Road home also features a large pool and deck. At one point last year, Manning was renting his Hoboken condo for $18,000 a month. [TRD]

Southampton chateau reduced to $65M from $75M

Described by its owner as a “a really interesting non-Southamptony type of home,” the price tag for the French Chateau-styled compound at 317 Murray Place took a $10 million slashing. It had lingered on the market at $75 million since the summer. Owned by the estate of late finance executive John Sullivan, this black sheep of a home spans more than 9,000 square feet and contains four bedrooms, an elevator, and a wine cellar. The 3.5-acre property is even zoned to allow for an 18,000-square-foot expansion, after which it would be one of the largest compounds in the Hamptons. Bespoke Real Estate’s TRData LogoTINY Cody Vichinsky and Zachary Vichinsky have the listing, along with Howard Morrel and Leslie Hirsch of Engel & Volkers New York Real Estate. [TRD]

Documentary filmmaker captures East Hampton home for $1.5M

Regina Scully’s new digs are the truth. The prolific documentary filmmaker — known for the Oscar-nominated “The Invisible War” and “’Til It Happens To You” — recently plopped down $1.5 million for a two-bedroom cottage in The Circle neighborhood of East Hampton village, according to 27East. The 1,300-square-foot residence features a kitchen with breakfast area, living room with fireplace, and French doors that lead to a terrace and garden. [27East]