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Hamptons Cheat Sheet: Supermodel’s home destroyed by son of developer, Carnegie summer home gets $8M chop … & more

By Cathaleen Chen | March 15, 2017 07:04PM

The former home of “Manchester by the Sea” Director On Matthews Lane and the Carnegie house on Coopers Neck Lane (Credit: inset c/o Roadside Attractions, Brown Harris Stevens, Sotheby’s)

Son of Manhattan developer drives Mercedes into supermodel’s house

The 21-year-old son of Gregg Wasser, owner of commercial developer G&S Investors, crashed a 2006 Mercedes-Benz into a Water Mill home late Saturday night, according to the East Hampton Star. The wreck ignited a blaze that firefighters battled for three hours. The Hayground Road house belonged to model Sasha Pivovarova — best known as the longest appearing fashion model for Prada — who lives with her husband, an artist, and their 4-year-old daughter. There were no serious injuries, according to Sgt. Steve Miller. Pivovarova’s husband, Igor Vishnyakov, told the paper that he thought the driver, college student Alec Wasser, appeared to be drunk. “It sounded like a bomb exploded,” Vishnyakov told the East Hampton Star. According to its website, G&S has developed about a half-dozen commercial properties across New Jersey, Westchester County and Long Island. [EHS]

East Hampton Town moves forward with decade-old affordable housing plans

Nearly a decade after buying three acres of land on 181 Accabonac Road, East Hampton Town officials are finally gearing up to break ground. But first up, they will have to choose a contractor to manage the construction. The 12-unit condominium project will comprise three manor-style structures, 27East reported, and will take up to two years to build. The town spent $882,000 on the land in 2007, and had by then already considered the design. But it was soon shelved when a financial scandal in the town and a $30 million deficit was revealed in 2008. Depending on the type of construction, the final cost will run between $2.5 million and $3 million, according East Hampton housing director Tom Ruhle. The Town Board will vote to approve the chosen contractor later this month or in April. [27East]

Carnegie summer house relisted after $8M price slash

Even in the Hamptons, a name isn’t everything. After lingering on and off the market for a year-and-a-half, the stately “Carnegie” mansion on Coopers Neck Lane in Southampton is back on the market at $29.5 million — a full $8 million down from than its original ask, according to Curbed. Built in the 1890s and inhabited by the nephew of industrialist Andrew Carnegie, the 4.6-acre estate contains 11 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, a swimming pool, a separate two-bedroom apartment, tennis court, and 1,500-square-foot racehorse stable. Molly Ferrer and Harald Grant of Sotheby’s International Realty TRData LogoTINY have the listing. [Curbed]

East Hampton Town petitions US Supreme Court over airport curfews

Sticking up for residents sick of the late night noise at the East Hampton Airport, East Hampton Town recently filed a petition with the United States Supreme Court to regain its authority over the hours of operation at the airport. The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled against the town in 2015 after a group of aviation companies sued over the curfews, according to 27East. Although a federal judge allowed the curfews to remain for two summers, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals eventually ruled that local municipalities cannot supersede FAA rules, even if they don’t receive federal funding. This decision was “an unprecedented expansion of federal regulatory authority,” the town said in a statement this week. [27East]

Former property of “Manchester by the Sea” director on the market for $12M

Luckily the house itself isn’t a downer. The brand new Bridgehampton mansion, built by developer James Michael Howard after tearing down the original house owned by director Kenneth Lonergan, has seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms. Hitting the market at just south of $12 million, Mansion Global reported, the home comes fully furnished. It features a greatroom with 30-foot ceilings, formal dining room, eat-in kitchen, family room, master suite with its own fireplace, game room, and a 16-seat theater. Martha Gundersen of Brown Harris Stevens has the listing. [MG]

Longtime Girl Scouts camp house could become “green” offices

Who needs Thin Mints when there’s a whole food forest in the backyard? The Ecological Cultural Initiative, an environmental nonprofit organization, wants to turn an abandoned, town-owned house in Hampton Bays into its headquarters and an educational meeting space, 27East reported. Before it became vacant, the shingled house at the southwest corner of Squiretown Park was the home of the Girl Scouts caretaker. “We would want to turn it into a model house,” said Marc Fasanella, the head of ECI. In addition to basic renovations, ECI’s environmental-friendly proposals include a system to collect rainwater, solar panels, and a food forest. The Southampton Town Board will see the official proposal next week. [27East]