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Hamptons Cheat Sheet: The priciest Hamptons home sales of 2017, historic Wainscott estate gets a $10M price cut … & more

By James Klatell | January 23, 2018 05:00PM

Clockwise from top left: Lasata’s main house sells in East Hampton, Kilkare in Wainscott trims $10 million from its asking price, 157 Egypt Lane in East Hampton chops $8.25 million, and the Amagansett house made famous by Seinfeld sells at a discount.

Top 10 Hamptons sales for 2017 range from $22M to $31M
Even with Jay-Z and Beyonce making an appearance on the list, the top 10 sales of 2017 in the Hamptons lack a bit of star power. The value of each of the top 10 sales exceeded $20 million, but many had spent long spells on the market and endured multiple price cuts. The top sale was 328 Gin Lane in Southampton, a 2,500-square-foot home that sold for $31 million — a fair bit off the original $39.5 million asking price. The Carter-Knowles family took the fourth spot on the list with their $25.9 million purchase of 81 Briar Patch Road in East Hampton. [TRD]

Price for historic Wainscott home gets a $10M cut
The Wainscott mansion featured in “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” hasn’t had any takers. The historic home, known as Kilkare, was listed in August for $55 million and was just reduced to $45 million. Built in 1877, the seaside home has seven bedrooms and seven full bathrooms. The property has almost three full acres with 330 feet of ocean frontage. Frank Newbold and Beate Moore of Sotheby’s International Realty have the listing. [Curbed]

After 3 years on the market, East Hampton home price reduced by a total of $8.25M 
Three years ago, the 2.5-acre property at 157 Egypt Lane in East Hampton was listed for $21.5 million, but after successive price cuts the six-bedroom, seven-bath home is now for sale at $13.25 million. Bordered on three sides by the Maidstone Club, the property is a short walk to the ocean and has views of the nearby golf course and Hook Pond. [Behind the Hedges]

Amagansett mansion featured in “Seinfeld” sells for $3M off asking
Having a movie and TV pedigree didn’t earn the home at 45 Whalers Lane in Amagansett anywhere near its original listing price of $8.75 million. The seaside home, which was featured in the 1998 movie “Deep Impact” but is probably better known from “The Hamptons” episode of “Seinfeld,” sold for $5.7 million, Curbed reported. The property was first listed in February and had its price cut to $7.9 million before selling at the lower price in the new year. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. [TRD]

Sale of main house at Jackie Kennedy’s family estate in East Hampton closes
The main house at Lasata, the East Hampton estate where Jackie Kennedy spent her childhood, sold this week, following the sale of a 4-acre portion of the property the week before. The latest listing price for the main property was $29.995 million, but details of the sale were not announced. Jackie O’s grandfather, “Major” Bouvier, owned the estate in her childhood. The most recent owner was Reed Krakoff, the former creative director of Coach, and his wife Delphine. [27 East]