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Hamptons Cheat Sheet: Vichinsky brothers reign supreme in ranking of East End’s top brokers … & more

By Aidan Gardiner | June 12, 2018 04:15PM

Clockwise from top left: Angular Wainscott home asks for $10.9M, mansion spanning 4.4 acres in Sagaponack lists for $23.95M, Hamptons outskirts draw more buyers and unions try to thwart $250M Southampton hospital project.

Vichinsky brothers again rank first in TRD’s annual list of East End’s top brokers
Zachary and Cody Vichinsky of Bespoke Realty secured the number one spot on TRD’s annual list of East End’s top brokers for the second year in a row, pulling in $247 million in sales between April 2017 and March 2018. The brothers said they committed themselves to pitching homes to the wealthiest clients, but are also benefiting from an improving market and the use of tech tools that support their work. Harald Grant of Sotheby’s International Realty grabbed the number two sales spot while Susan Breitenbach of Corcoran took third place. [TRD]

Hamptons outskirts draw more buyers, sources say
Many second-home buyers are beginning to eye the western outskirts of the Hamptons in a bid for more affordable homes and to avoid the increasingly irksome traffic further east. Brokers have reported a surge in interest for places like Hampton Bays, Remsenburg, Westhampton Beach, Shinnecock Hills, Quogue, East Quogue, North Haven and Springs. During the first quarter of 2018, Hamptons home sales rose 20 percent, Hampton Bays leapt up 65 percent. The area also had a 130 percent jump in sales under $500,000. [TRD]

Mansion spanning 4.4 acres in Sagaponack lists for $23.95M
A 13,000-square-foot home on 4.4 acres in Sagaponack hit the market for $23.95 million, Curbed reported. Built in 2008, the two-story home on Hedges Lane features nine bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, a sunken tennis court, a home movie theater, library, gym, a chef’s kitchen and more. The property was last bought in May 2007 for over $18 million by an LLC named Camp Hedges. Susan Breitenbach of the Corcoran Group is handling the current sale. [Curbed]

Usual, angular Wainscott home asks for $10.9M
A 2.7-acre Wainscott home featuring striking sharp corners in its design has hit the market for $10.9M, Curbed reported. The 9,000-square-foot home, which was built in 2010, has eight bedrooms, 10-and-a-half bathrooms, a private pond, tennis court, outside dining area, a triangular infinity pool with waterfall and a greenhouse. The listing, which is being handled by Martha Gundersen of Brown Harris Stevens, calls the home with its distinctive style “a modern work of art.” [Curbed]

Unions try to thwart $250M Southampton hospital project
Three unions — the Civil Service Employees Association, New York State United Teachers and the Public Employees Federation — are trying to block state legislation necessary to build a $250 million hospital on Stony Brook’s Southampton’s campus, 27 East reported. The unions don’t like the plan for operating the hospital once it’s built, saying that the majority of the employees would not be subject to civil service laws. The legislation, which needs to be voted on before the legislature closes on June 20, would allow Stony Brook to lease the property to the nonprofit Southampton Hospital Association, which would then raise the money to build the hospital. [27east]