Archive for May, 2014

Congratulations to Guild Hall!

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Town and Country was pleased to represent Guild Hall on the purchase of 12 Dunemere Lane in East Hampton Village. Being a large supporter of the Arts, it was with great pride that Town and Country helped Guild Hall secure this valuable piece of Real Estate.  The home is adjacent to the Guild Hall Theatre and a perfect property for their use. Gene Stilwell was the Broker acting on behalf of Guild Hall.  Congrats again to a great organization that is such an important asset to our community!


Gene Stilwell

631.324.8080 ext. 218


Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

If you are thinking about Real Estate on the North Fork: a great way to meet your neighbors:

TASTE NORTH FORK 2014 – let's start the season off right – Meet the Farmers, wine-makers, innkeepers, and chefs who make the North Fork tick! This Saturday in Greenport at the NFPC Tourist Information Center!

The Most Expensive Home Sale In America Occurred Just Last Week In Our Beautiful Hamlet Of East Hampton, Taking The Crown From Last Month’s Sale In Greenwich Connecticut Of Copper Beech Farm At $120 Million.

Monday, May 12th, 2014

Famed investor Barry Rosenstein purchased 60 Further Lane plus two adjacent properties for $147 million. This 18 acre estate was owned by Chris Browne, Managing Director of Tweedy Browne, who died December 2009 at age 62. Upon his death Chris willed his entire estate to his partner of 10 years, Architect Andrew Gorgon, who passed away last September at the age of 52.  To say the sale was a silent, stunning, sensation to the entire real estate community would be an understatement. In the heat of the night title transferred without broker representation.  Now whether that was circumstance or by design we do not know.  But uncommon it is not, as right down the country road, Jerry Seinfeld purchased Billy Joel and Christy Brinkley's Further Lane homestead at a chance meeting over dinner.   It happens. Some in my industry take slight to this, but simply put, I am pleased whenever our beautiful hamlets take the world's stage.  And this set a new ceiling for all.  Mr. Rosenstein will look even more brilliant in time, just as Ron Barron, who paid $103 million for the deMenil Carpenter 40-acre estate on Further Lane back in 2007. Our oceanfront is a slice of heaven on earth.   Priceless to me!

To view the Top 10 Most Expensive Home Sales in the Hamptons visit  for the most comprehensive home sales reports.              

Judi A. Desiderio, Chief Executive Office

631.324.8080 ext. 221

Orient – Step Back in Time

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Orient, the eastern most tip of Long Island’s North Fork, captures the essence of old world charm. Surrounded by water on three sides this unique hamlet beckons an era of yesteryear in juxtaposition to the modern day. Complete with a charming country store, ice cream parlor, post office and one gas station, Orient offers marinas and a yacht club for boating enthusiasts, as well as the finest dining.  With a lifestyle is one sought out by many looking for a simpler, slower, picturesque, and more enjoyable way to spend their days – especially when it comes to summer time living, Orient is a hidden gem.


Home to many famous artists, the natural light in Orient is unrivaled and brings some of the most world renown talent to this slice of heaven. In addition, it’s easy access from Manhattan and Connecticut make it a destination for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle. What better place to park your hat than this spectacular sound front estate nestled on 1.6 acre with home designed by architect Fairweather-Brown.


Contact: Lori Feilen