Hamptons Cheat Sheet: DeNiro wants to renovate his Montauk home, 600-acre Southampton luxury golf resort plan in jeopardy … & more

By Jennifer White Karp | October 03, 2017 06:30PM

Robert DeNiro seeks to build a 2,554-square-foot home on the site of the 1950s-era home he owns in Montauk.

DeNiro seeks permission again to redo Montauk home
Robert DeNiro may finally get to make over his home in Montauk. The Hollywood actor filed a new application with East Hampton’s Zoning Board of Appeals seeking to demolish his 1950s-era home just east of Hither Hills State Park and build a new one, 20 years after his first request to do so, 27east reports. DeNiro wants to build a two-story, 2,554-square-foot home that will occupy the same footprint as the original home. In 1997, DeNiro sought to add more than 4,000 square feet to the existing home, but was denied by the board, prompting the actor to sue — a move that proved unsuccessful. [27east]

Two Southampton council members come out against 600-acre luxury golf resort proposal
A pair of Southampton Town council members signaled their opposition to a contentious luxury golf resort proposal at a meeting this week. Without their support, an application for the nearly 600-acre project, “the Hills at Southampton” in East Quogue, is not likely to move forward, according to 27east. Southampton Town council members Julie Lofstad and John Bouvier said they would not vote in favor of the project’s findings statement, which is part of the environmental review needed for major developments, because of concerns over The Hills at Southampton’s impact on the aquifer. A council member’s stance on a findings statement is a key indicator to how the board will vote on the final proposal, the report noted. [27east]

Renovated historic Southampton home asks $11.9M
A stunning home loaded with extras, which sits on a small piece of Southampton property, has hit the market with an asking price of $11.9 million. Located at 124 Herrick Road, this acre-shy property showcases a completely renovated, 6,200-square-foot home circa 1900 with seven bedrooms, seven baths and two half baths. It also has terraces shaded by pergolas, including one with an outdoor kitchen, as well as indoor and outdoor fireplaces, a saltwater pool, detached garage and tennis court. A lower level offers a media room, wine cellar and gym. The listing is represented by Michaela Kezsler of Douglas Elliman. [Behind The Hedges]

Oceanfront home in East Quogue hits market for $8.5M
A modern waterfront home at 43 Dune Road in East Quogue just landed on the market asking $8.5 million. The 5,000-square-foot home, with five bedrooms and six bathrooms, is on 1.65 acres with 139 feet of ocean frontage, according to Curbed. The home features an open floor plan, new kitchen, a custom floating staircase and multiple balconies. There’s a patio and heated gunite pool. Maryanne Horwath of Douglas Elliman has the listing. [Curbed]

East Hampton LIRR renovation to restore exterior, add modern conveniences
Plans are in place to renovate the 122-year-old East Hampton Long Island Railroad station. Updates being overseen by historical consultant Robert Hefner include restoring the exterior to the station’s original 19th century appearance while adding phone charging stations, wifi, and digital ticket kiosks, according to Curbed. The work is part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $5.6 billion plan to update the LIRR. [Curbed]