Hamptons Cheat Sheet: East Hampton site of Ammon murder sells for $8M, Manafort puts Bridgehampton home up as collateral … & more

By James Klatell | December 05, 2017 05:00PM

Hamptons Real Estate Roundup

Clockwise from top left: The Ammon house in East Hampton, Robert Mueller and Paul Manafort, Matt Lauer’s Sag Harbor estate, and the Ellis Squires Jr. House in Hampton Bays.

East Hampton house, site of notorious murder, sells for more than $8M
The East Hampton home where financier Ted Ammon was murdered by his wife’s lover in 2001 has sold for more than $8 million. The sellers of the six-bedroom home at 59 Middle Lane were the late financier’s adoptive children, Greg and Alexa Ammon, who were 10 years old at the time of the murder. The Ammons siblings had been renting out the 2.2-acre property for years and put it up for sale again five months ago. Last year, they had listed it for $12.7 million. [TRD]

Former Trump manager Manafort to put up Bridgehapmton home to make bail
Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort struck a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller to put four properties, including his Bridgehampton home, up as collateral for his bail, according to court documents. Prosecutors had asked for bail to be set at $10 million to ensure that Manafort would show up for his trial, which is scheduled for next year. Manafort and his business associate Rick Gates have both pleaded not guilty to charges of tax evasion and money laundering. [TRD]

Matt Lauer’s Sag Harbor estate is still on the market for $15M
The Sag Harbor estate owned by recently fired “Today Show” host Matt Lauer and his wife is lingering on the market with a $15 million price tag. The 8,000-square-foot home sits on 25 acres with a tennis court and pool. The couple originally listed the property in mid-2016 for $18 million shortly after buying a North Haven compound from actor Richard Gere for $33 million. Susan Breitenbach of The Corcoran Group has the Sag Harbor listing. [Newsday]

Ellis Squires Jr. House in Hampton Bays added to National Register, restoration planned
What is said to be oldest surviving home in Hampton Bays has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The Ellis Squires Jr. House, built around 1790, was purchased by Southampton Town in 2005 for $1.2 million using the Community Preservation Fund. While the property has sat untouched since, a partnership between the town and Peconic Historic Preservation is raising funds for renovations and repairs. [27 East]

Southampton considers revising short-term rental rules for special events
Rules preventing short-term rentals in Southampton could be changed to allow homeowners to lease their properties for special events in the East End. Current law requires a two-week minimum for leases, but the Southampton Town Board is considering exceptions for events like golf’s U.S. Open, which will be played at Shinnecock Hills this summer, due to a lack of hotel rooms in the area. The board will listen to residents’ opinions at a meeting on Tuesday, December 12. [27 East]