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US OPEN: CENTRE COURT SERIES ADVANTAGE: 492 ROUTE 114

To mark the final day of the 2014 US Open, Halstead Property presents the Centre Court Series Advantage at 492 Route 114, in Wainscott, NY.  We bring you nearby homes that are equipped with all you need to perfect that grand slam-winning backhand serve, since before you can get to championship level, the world’s greatest tennis stars would not where they are without an appropriate place to practice on.

It won’t be hard to keep your eye on the ball with the razor sharp focus that this all weather Har Tru tennis court affords, proving that all you need is the bare essentials. Almost 1.5 acres of land are nestled down a private drive in Wainsctott with completely landscaped grounds that include expansive decking, a heated pool and a Jacuzzi for an environment conducive to achieving ultimate relaxation after a rousing round of tennis. The 5 bedroom Post Modern home boats nearly 5,000 square feet of interior space and features a sunny, expansive gourmet kitchen and a jaw-dropping two-story foyer that leads into a warm, and inviting family room adorned with an elegant fireplace.

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Click here to learn more about this Hamptons property with Centre Court Advantage, or contact Halstead Property’s local Hamptons agents, Richard Baris over email  and Nola Baris over email

US OPEN: CENTRE COURT SERIES ADVANTAGE: 18 CRANBERRY LANE

With the 2014 US Open in town, we found nearby homes that are equipped with all you need to perfect that grand slam-winning backhand serve, since before you become the next Serena Williams or Roger Federer, the world’s greatest tennis stars would not be here without an appropriate place to practice on. Halstead Property presents the Centre Court Series Advantage at 18 Cranberry Lane in the Hamptons.

On the grounds of the original Devon Colony in the Highlands of Amagansett, this exquisitely landscaped 5.2 acres of land includes a Har-Tru American Red Clay tennis court that  is oriented North-South to provide minimum sun glare during a match. These courts are irrigated and sit to the East of the Main House separated by mature plantings as to not disturb the easy living of family and friends in the main house, dining on the patio or relaxed enjoyment in the heated pool.

The residence is one of five original homes in a historic enclave, and is ripe with original architectural details from decorative columns, to French doors and a tiled fireplace in the main living room. Best of all, when it’s time to rest your weary muscles after a long day of tennis practice you can rest easy in the lofty en-suite master bedroom that boasts unparalleled views of the tranquil blue-green waters of Gardiners Bay. Imagine waking up to the aforementioned views, combined with the anticipation of sitting down to eat breakfast in a storied outdoor setting of your choice – from a uniquely proportioned parterre garden and an elevated brick patio with decorative fountain to any spot that suits you on the vast, and vibrant green lawn that seems to blend straight in to the ocean. In addition, the property includes a two bedroom, one bath guest cottage and a newly renovated studio to accommodate a healthy number of guests.

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Click here to learn more about this Amagansett property with Centre Court Advantage, or contact Halstead Property’s local Hamptons agents, Cornelia Dodge over email and John S. Thomas over email

EYE CANDY OF THE DAY: CHIC AND SECLUDED OASIS

Complete privacy abounds at this designer-owned 1950’s style cape house set on over 1.5 acres of lush, ivy-covered land in East Hampton. Style and character found inside the four-bedroom home can’t be denied, starting with striking floor to ceiling subway tiles in a custom eat-in kitchen that leads to a wood-burning fireplace in an inviting and open living area. Relax by the massive in-ground saltwater pool outback, and enjoy alfresco dining or sip on refreshing summer cocktails on the spacious, poolside cedar patio complete with an elegant outdoor seating area.

The best Hamptons attractions and amenities like pristine beaches in Amagansett are not far from this secluded paradise.

Click here to learn more about this East Hampton escape.

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EYE CANDY OF THE DAY: MODERN IN MIDHAMPTON

In the quaint Hamptons Village of Quogue is this five bedroom post modern home with beautifully landscaped grounds that feature an outdoor playground of epic proportions from the expansive deck, to an inground heated pool, hot tub, and outdoor shower. As you enter the spacious foyer you are greeted by a large great room with an impressive 18 ft. tall ceiling, fireplace and dining area adorned with glass sliders that leads onto a stunning deck as you perch over the backyard oasis pictured above.

This wonderful deck is also directly accessible through sliding doors in the first floor master bedroom complete with a fireplace and en-suite bath, while the home’s four additional bedrooms are located throughout both the first and second floors.

Click here to learn more about this fine Hamptons property.

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YOUR EYE CANDY OF THE DAY: ROOFTOP RETREAT 

Welcome to the resort life in the heart of Sag Harbor Village. Residents at Harbor’s Edge, a brand new condominium development at 21 West Water Street, have private access to this luxurious rooftop. Dive into this 50-foot lap pool surrounded by a limestone sundeck, lounge and wet bar. The building handles maintenance and upkeep of the pool area, and an in-season concierge and superintendant are also on-staff. The rooftop is the perfect spot to meet neighbors for a mid-day cocktail or kick back with a good book. When you really want to escape from it all you can return to your home’s private, waterfront yard or bluestone terrace. From a community rooftop to secluded outdoor spaces—condo living in the Hamptons never looked so good.

Click here for a look at a three-bedroom, four-bathroom loft currently on the market at Harbor’s Edge. To learn even more about this new development complex, check out this blog post with Keith Green of our East Hampton office.

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AN INSIDE LOOK AT OUR NEWEST EAST HAMPTON OFFICE

Sleek, modern, contemporary, inviting, state of the art, spacious, happy….the new Halstead Property East Hampton Office. Get a feel for it yourself and watch our recently released video highlighting our newest crown jewel on the East End.

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If you are in the Hamptons this weekend, stop by and say hello. We are located at 2 Newtown Lane on the bustling corner of Newtown Lane and Main Street.

SPOTLIGHT ON THE HARBOR’S EDGE NEW DEVELOPMENT IN SAG HARBOR

By Julianna Flamio of Halstead Property’s Social Team & Keith GreenLicensed Real Estate Salesperson of our East Hampton Office  

Guaranteed waterfront views, airy interiors, an in-season concierge and so much more—Harbor’s Edge is the epitome of effortless, luxe living in the Hamptons. This 15-unit development complex at 21 West Water Street in the heart of Sag Harbor is currently on the market as represented by Keith Green of our East Hampton office. Harbor’s Edge has been in active development for about two years, according to Green, and is expected to be complete within the next six weeks. 

Developed by Joseph LoMonaco of Water Street Development at Sag Harbor, LLC, Harbor’s Edge has eight two-to-three-bedroom lofts, four two-bedroom bungalows and three penthouses. “Joe LoMonaco made more right decisions than any developer I’ve ever worked with,” Green said. “We had a developer that would build a product that would stand the test of time.”

Residents are promised private yards or bluestone terraces—perfect for sunset gazing and entertaining.  As Green puts it, “the fact that all 15 of our apartments face the harbor is an architectural phenomenon.”

The interiors prove to be equally phenomenal. Features include hardwood flooring in a driftwood-like finish, custom kitchen cabinetry, high-end appliances by Sub-Zero and Thermador, spa-like bathrooms with heated floors and spacious living-dining areas.

Green aptly refers to Harbor’s Edge as a “resort community.” Residents will have access to the rooftop complete with a lounge, 50-foot lap pool, limestone sundeck and wet bar. Above all, the complex’s two greatest amenities pertain to its location on the harbor and in charming Sag Harbor Village, Green says. Harbor’s Edge is minutes from a myriad of restaurants and neighborhood institutions such as Long Wharf and Sag Harbor Cinema.

As Green says, “your vacation begins the moment you arrive.”

Click here to learn more about this new development, and go to Keith Green’s website for his contact information and current listings at Harbor’s Edge.

Halstead Property's Hamptons Agents outside the new 2 Newtown Lane East Hampton Office
Managing Director of the Hamptons Anthony DeVivio and CEO Diane M. Ramirez pose before the official ribbon cutting.
(L to R) Managing Director of the Hamptons Anthony DeVivio, CEO Diane M. Ramirez, Co-Chairman David Burris
Halstead Property Agents outside the new East Hampton Location
(L to R) Co-Chairman David Burris, CEO Diane M. Ramirez, Managing Director of the Hamptons Anthony DeVivio cutting the ribbon
Post Ribbon Cutting (L to R) Matthew J. Leone, Eugene Cordano, Diane M. Ramirez, Michael Goldenberg, Anthony DeVivio, Tammy Felenstein, Gus Perry, Sara Rotter, Cathy Hansen, David Burris Inside of the new East Hampton Office (L to R) David Burris, Stuart and Lynn Epstein, Diane M. Ramirez, Anthony DeVivio

EAST HAMPTON OFFICE OPENING PARTY

Halstead Property proudly unveiled their new state of the art East End Flagship office with yesterday’s official ribbon cutting ceremony.  The newest East Hampton location is situated on the highly visible corner of Main Street and Newtown Lane. 

Enjoy some of the party pictures above featuring the Hamptons Agents, Halstead Executives, and the ribbon cutting by our CEO Diane M. Ramirez accompanied by Co-Chairman David Burris, and the Managing Director of the Hamptons Anthony DeVivio.

Video Highlights of the Event and full synopsis will appear on the Halstead Blog early next week!

We invite you to stop by and say hello! 

EYE CANDY OF THE DAY: INVITING YOU TO DIVE IN

That pool looks so refreshing we can almost taste it. The sparkling blue waters await you at a newly completed Bridgehampton residence complete with a heated pool and adjacent pool house on 1.5 acres of land. A total of six bedrooms can be found inside 8,000 square feet of interior living space with lofty high ceilings and a screened in porch with a charming fireplace that is perfect for those cool summer nights.

To see more Eye Candy on this Hamptons property, click here

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Your Things to Do for the Fourth of July

By Julianna Flamio, Halstead’s Social Team

July 4th is all about family time, BBQ and a whole lot of red, white and blue. From the iconic Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks on the East River to a kid-friendly picnic celebrating Fairfield, CT, we asked some of our local agent experts what they will be doing around their neighborhoods this holiday weekend.

NEW YORK CITY

Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks

The East River and Brooklyn Bridge will be the backdrop for this famous fireworks show—now in its 38th year. Go to event’s website for information on where to view the show from the FDR Drive in Manhattan and locations along Brooklyn’s waterfront. The show is slated to start at 8pm.

Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest

Nathan’s Famous annual hot dog eating contest on Coney Island takes the cake (or bun) as Independence Day’s beloved sporting event. The women’s contest starts at 11:30am followed by the male competitors at 12:40pm. Check out the event page for more details.

Annual Revolutionary War New York Nighttime Walking Tour

This annual after hours tour starts at Fraunces Tavern Museum, which is where George Washington bid farewell to Continental Army officers and ends at Trinity Church, according to Time Out New York. The journey through New York’s ties to the American Revolution runs from 3am-7am. Find out more at http://frauncestavernmuseum.org/events/. Plus, the museum will be offering $1 admission from July 4-6.

Pier Party at South Street Seaport

South Street Seaport will host a free Independence Day bash from July 3-5. Entertainment includes live Americana music, a screening of “The Avengers” and other family-friendly activities, says amNew York. Plus, the pier is a perfect location to view the fireworks on the 4th. Go to http://www.seechangeny.com/events/ for more information.

NEW JERSEY

Jersey City Freedom & Fireworks Festival

Starting at noon on the 4th, Jersey City locals can enjoy carnival rides, nosh on bites from food trucks and check out the Budweiser Beer Garden Experience or Clydesdale show at Liberty State Park. The festival will culminate with a fireworks show in the evening. Go to nj.com for more details.

CONNECTICUT

Stratford Fireworks 2014

Stratford kickoffs its Independence Day celebration at Short Beack Park on July 3rd at 7pm with live music. The fireworks show will start at 9:30pm. For more information go to http://www.visitnewengland.com/events/july-4-events.html.

Independence Day Celebration at Greenwich Town Hall

Greenwich residents could view the raising of the first American flag along with a parade of flags that represent the 13 colonies. The patriotic ceremony will also honor Greenwich citizens whose roots go back to the founding families and recognize the 100th anniversary of World War I. The event begins at 9am on July 4th. For more information go to the town’s website.

Fairfield Family Fun Fest

To celebrate 375 years of Fairfield, a “patriotic picnic” will take place at the Town Hall Green and Fairfield Museum grounds on Saturday, July 5th from 10am-4pm. Expect food from local restaurants, a beer garden, a PopShop market (CT-based “pop up market”) and children’s activities. Learn more about the event on the Fairfield Museum website.

HAMPTONS

Amagansett Fine Arts Festival

From July 4-6th independent artists will be celebrated at the American Legion in Amagansett. The free festival will include paintings, sculptures, jewelry, crafts and more fine arts, according to Hamptons.com. Check out festival hours at http://www.amagansettfinearts.com/.

Southampton Village Independence Day Parade

This annual community parade will commence at 10am on Elm Street and end at Railroad Plaza, says Hamptons.com. A family friendly “post-parade” celebration will take place at 2pm at the Southampton Arts Center. For details on the after-party go to the Center’s website.

 

EYE CANDY OF THE DAY: CONTEMPORARY HAMPTONS HOME

Kick back and relax at this sophisticated and loft-like contemporary home in East Hampton with 4,500 square feet of interior living space, and almost 1.5 acres of pristine land. Art enthusiasts and purveyors of wide open space will love that a 1,230 square foot gallery hall awaits them inside this 3 bedroom residence that could easily be mistaken for a classic SoHo loft. The glamorous 20 x 40 ft. heated pool you see above comprises only a portion of the 2,000 square foot cedar deck, which is accessible from both the dining room in the main living area, and from a spacious first floor master bedroom. A home office is also on hand for when work beckons you, and an open floor plan exacerbates the sunny disposition of this naturally light-filled home. 

Click here to learn more about this East Hampton property.

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TOP FARM SHARES IN CONNECTICUT AND THE HAMPTONS - HEALTHY HOME - PART II

By Julianna Flamio - Halstead’s Social Team

Hubbard Heights Farm

Location: Stamford, CT

Stamford locals can join the Hubbard Heights Farm CSA and pick up their produce on-site or at the New Canaan Farmers Market on Saturdays. Members are able to choose their produce on a daily basis at Hubbard Heights. This CSA is not exclusive to seasonal vegetables—members may also receive herbs and flowers. Go to hubbardheightsfarm.com for more details.

The Hickories

Location: Ridgefield, CT

The Hickories farm in Ridgefield runs its own CSA during the spring, summer and fall harvests. Unlike most CSAs, The Hickories hosts tours, “pick your own crops” events, potlucks and other community-focused events. Spring and fall shareholders will receive the farm’s salsa, marinara sauce, jelly and other jarred items. Go to thehickories.org for information on this CSA.

Sport Hill Farm

Location: Easton, CT

This Easton-based farm operates a20-week-long CSA. Members can pick up their packages at the farm, Westport’s Wakeman Town Farm or Black Rock Farmers’ Market in Bridgeport. Sport Hill also offers a “crop cash” program similar to the CSA, in which consumers join in the winter and are given a credit to purchase produce. Check out sporthillfarm.com for further details on its programs.

Roxbury Farm

Location: Westchester, NY

The Kinderhook, NY farm has a CSA program in which produce is delivered to five towns in Westchester (Pleasantville, Mt. Kisco, Katonah, Armonk and White Plains) and select sites in NYC. In addition to vegetable shares, Roxbury Farm also offers fruit, chicken and meat shares. This CSA also allows members to share their shares. Go to roxburyfarm.com for more information.

Amber Waves Farm

Location: Amagansett, NY

Those who spend the warmer months out east, may consider joining Amber Waves Farm’s CSA program. Members can pick up weekly packages at the farm or at sites in Montauk, Sag Harbor and Southampton. For more details go to amberwavesfarm.org.

Check out justfood.org for more information on CSAs and where to find one in or around your NYC neighborhood. 

HAMPTONS MUST DO: SUMMER SOLSTICE

This Saturday marks the Summer Solstice—the official first day of summer. From a BBQ shindig to a vineyard soiree, we scouted our neighborhood expert agents and rounded up the best things to do in the Hamptons on the longest day of the year:

28th Annual ARF Garden Tour - The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons will host “Summer Solstice in Springs”—a series of self-guided tours through six private gardens from 10 AM - 4 PM. Tickets start at $85, but for $175 attendees can tour the Leiber Collection garden in East Hampton and attend an evening wine tasting at Marshall Watson and Paul Sparks’s home. 

Townline BBQ’s “Blessing of the Smoker” Bash - The Sagaponack-based ‘que masters will unveil their brand new mobile smoker on Saturday from 3-6 PM­­—an event that will broadcast live on WEHM. $2 Montauk Brewing Company draughts and food straight from the smoker will be served. Click here for official details.

Summer Solstice art show at Chrysalis Gallery - From 6-9 PM fine art enthusiasts can admire works by Richard Lane, Theo Pinto, Gayle Tudisco and Chris Burke at this Southampton gallery. 

Sequin & Giejo Southampton Shopping Party - Sip on cocktails and stock up on summertime baubles and beachwear at Sequin in Southampton from 6:30-9 PM on Saturday. The event will benefit Katy’s Courage.

Here Comes the Sun: Summer Solstice Benefit” - East Ender’s can celebrate the Summer Solstice in style at Wolffer Estate Vineyard for an evening of eats from local chef’s Todd Jacobs and Noah Schwartz, dancing and auctions. The evening will benefit Group for the East End

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Meet our East Hampton & Southampton Agents this weekend to receive a complimentary Halstead Property Tote Bag and to discuss all of your Hamptons real estate needs.

Visit them at our East Hampton office located at 2 Newtown Lane East, or our 31 Main Street Southampton Office.

EYE CANDY OF THE DAY: A CONTEMPORARY SUMMER BREEZE

Many people marvel at the classic and quintessential style that homes all throughout the Hamptons are known for. The beautiful shingle style colonial that’s recognized across the country is as undoubtedly synonymous with summertime as bathing suits and sunscreen are, and we’d like to introduce you to another summer time staple, that is this contemporary 3 bedroom residence located in a picturesque nook in East Hampton. An entire half acre of land is yours for the taking along with the tranquilly and privacy that this nearly 1,595 square foot home has to offer. We already feel refreshed looking at the gorgeous and impressively landscaped land that fills the entire property, and the sheer amount of sunlight that all of those windows lets in will surely make your neighbors green with envy. We love that this house is perfectly poised for entertaining with a grandiose, spacious and open layout and a wall of sliding doors that will make hosting a summer soiree and al fresco dinner parties a breeze.

For more eye candy on this stunning Hamptons residence, click here

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NBC OPEN HOUSE WITH HALSTEAD PROPERTY’S CHRISTOPHER DUBS

Don’t miss the next episode of the hit series Open House on NBC starring Halstead Property’s Christopher Dubs. Watch as his beautiful Hamptons listing at 76 Pantigo Road in East Hampton is featured throughout the segment. 

Click here for more eye candy on this classic 1913 residence complete with a sprawling heated gunite pool and meticulously designed bluestone patio backyard. 

Be sure to tune in to your local NBC channel on Sunday, June 8th at 7:30 AM for this must see episode.

Visit Christopher’s agent website to learn more, or connect with him over email for all of your real estate needs.

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