Archive for February, 2018

Town & Country Real Estate Expands On The North Fork With New Greenport Office Opening This Spring

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Town & Country Real Estate Greenport, NY

Renovations have begun on Front Street in Greenport as Town & Country Real Estate prepares to open its 8th office at 120 Front Street, Greenport, NY. Already the largest independently-owned and operated real estate firm on the East End of Long Island, NY with over 160 real estate agents and 7 offices spanning the Hamptons, Shelter Island, and North Fork the company’s expansion into Greenport was the clear next step.

Opened in 2005 and helmed by Judi Desiderio, with managing partners Nancy McGann and Janet Hummel, there was always a master plan in place to open an office in Greenport. Desiderio explains, “Greenport is a popular hub on the North Fork.  From the carousel to the great shops and award-winning restaurants, there’s so much to do there.”

“The North Fork real estate markets are uniquely different from the Hamptons real estate markets,” says Desiderio.  “There’s a different vibe, a different clientele, a different heartbeat.” Each of our individual offices reflect these subtle differences, staffed by true locals who know their market as no other.

“Our new North Fork flagship location will be home for some of the North Fork's best real estate agents, as it has been for so long, to best serve their clients and customers,” says Joan Bischoff van Heemskerck, Town & Country Real Estate’s North Fork and Shelter Island Executive Sales Manager.  “Town & Country is a great place to work, providing superior support for its agents, to service all North Fork Real Estate needs!”

Why Greenport?  Desiderio explains, “Greenport is such an ideal place for an office because of the foot traffic.  And who knows more about great locations than real estate agents.”  And, like many of the firm’s exclusive listings the new Front Street office will enjoy a truly great waterview location in the center of the Village across from the vibrant Mitchell Park.

“All of our offices are in the center of town.  This space is in the center of the core business district of Greenport – it’s prime!” says Desiderio of the expansion.  “With this new office we’re expanding our footprint and will be hiring agents to accommodate our expansion.  We’re renovating the space and plan to move into the office this spring in preparation for the summer season.”

20 Bearing East Road, East Hampton NY – Modern Style In East Hampton

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

20 Bearing East Road, East Hampton NY

Striking modern architecture and site orientation come together in perfect balance with this Bruce Nagel designed Hamptons home for sale in the beautiful and private Northwest area of East Hampton, NY. Nagel, an award-winning architect based in Southampton with notable projects across the East End of Long Island, made efficient use of space and took advantage of the natural light to illuminate this modern home. 

The design of the home, inspired by the likes of architects Richard Meier and Charles Gwathmey, is a sophisticated and timeless combination of ideas that will surely impress. Grand 22’ tall ceilings and walls of windows provide panoramic views and seem to raise the home above the 2.15 acres of manicured grounds. 

“When I first saw the interior architecture of the house, I was inspired by the open volume and the relationship the house had with the surrounding landscape,” says Igal Toledano, an interior designer who has been putting a luxurious, modern twist on interior design for the last 35 years. “I decided to interfere as minimally as possible with the architecture. To allow for ample floor space for free movement, I designed built-in storage units that maintained the integrity of the overall design of the space.” 

The free-flowing spaces begin on the first floor with a luxurious master suite, living room with fireplace, den, and open dining room. An oversized gourmet kitchen is ideal for entertaining with a generous kitchen island and stainless-steel appliances. A Zen garden sets the tone for the other levels and outdoor spaces. 

Keeping with the philosophy and design of the home, you ascend to the second level of the residence up an open maple staircase with unobstructed inside/outside views. Two spacious ensuite bedrooms with private decks await. 

The lower level of the home features two additional bedrooms, a large bath, exercise and entertainment areas, plus a spacious storage room. Auto enthusiasts will appreciate the heated 3-car garage at the end of a long flat driveway with ample parking. 

Expansive, multi-leveled outdoor decks create conversation areas around the outdoor kitchen, large hot tub, and 20 x 40 gunite swimming pool with flagstone coping. A family-sized outdoor shower completes the outdoor area. 

Toledano remarked, “The house was unlike many of the homes I’d worked on, in terms of location and positioning. From inside you have a vast panoramic view of the surrounding landscape while offering one complete and total privacy.” 

For more details and a private showing of 20 Bearing Road, East Hampton NY contact exclusive listing agent Richard Swift, Town & Country Real Estate, 631.324.8080, RSwift@TCHamptons.com.

200 Georgica Road, East Hampton NY – The Perfect East Hampton Estate

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

200 Georgica Road, East Hampton NY

In the Hamptons real estate market when designers come together on a project the attention to detail is unparalleled. When that pair is a noted husband and wife design team there’s a passion in their creative vision that results in one of the finest new homes in the East Hampton estate section of the Hamptons. Further, when the client is noted Hamptons builder Jonathan Tabone, the project takes on a new level of sophistication and construction.

Co-Exclusive listing broker for the property at 200 Georgica Road, East Hampton, Judi Desiderio of Town & Country Real Estate noted, “The architect's astute consideration of height perception, natural light, and exceptional materials give this 8,600-square foot, seven-bedroom home a uniquely refined sophistication, yet a clear sense of comfort.”

Indeed, the bright double-height entry foyer sets the stylish, comfortable tone for the home.   Open concept living spaces flow effortlessly from room to room through the first floor as large windows let in the south-facing views and overlook the lush grounds.  The homes gourmet kitchen with large kitchen island for seating and prep features marble countertops, custom cabinetry, a marble backsplash, and appliances by Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Miele. The first-floor master suite is replete with luxurious amenities including a fireplace – one of 5 in the home, sitting area, custom built-in closets, private porch, and beautifully appointed en-suite master bathroom.  The second level features another luxurious master suite, plus three more en-suite guest bedrooms each with their own mahogany terraces. 

Designed with entertaining in mind, the estate’s lower level boasts a state-of-the-art movie theater, recreational area, mirrored gym, glass 864-bottle wine cellar, two bedrooms, and two additional bathrooms.  Getting around the home’s many levels is made easy with an elevator. Additionally, the home is outfitted with a Lutron Home Automation System, gated entry, 10’ ceilings throughout, and extensive outdoor lighting.

The design team took advantage of the properties privacy when composing the outdoor living areas. Starting with an oversized covered porch with three distinct areas for lounging, dining, and conversation, the spaces overlook mature plantings with perennials throughout. The centerpiece of backyard is the 18’ x 50’ heated salt water, gunite swimming pool, 8’ x 8’ spa, sun shelf, modern waterfall, and lap lane. The pool house includes a masonry fireplace, outdoor Chef’s kitchen with Sub-Zero appliances, sleek outside shower with oversized rainhead, sitting area, and an amazing 100” drop-down movie screen.

For more details and a private tour of 200 Georgica Road, East Hampton NY contact co-exclusive listing brokers Judi Desiderio, Town & Country Real Estate, 631.324.8080, JD@TCHamptons.com, and Gene Stilwell, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, 631.324.8080, GStilwell@TCHamptons.com.