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All The Presidents Hamptons Houses

October 28, 2016 | By Dawn Watson | A sneak peak at the Hamptons houses owned and rented by America’s presidents throughout history | As the elections loom, it’s easy to get caught up in politics, especially as this year’s upcoming decision will be anything but business as usual.

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80’s Mercedes

October 28, 2016 | By Terry Kidder | Driven by endless passion for Mercedes coupes from the 1980’s | Michael Siegel, an executive search consultant for the tech industry, is just such a collector. For him, there is only one love—Mercedes-Benz, and not just any or all Mercedes, but specifically those of the 1980s.

Know Your Closing Costs

October 27, 2016 | By Theresa K. Quigley, Esq. | Whether you’re the seller or buyer, don’t be taken by surprise! Know what your closing costs are well before the actual day to close arrives | Praemonitus, praemunitus. (Forewarned, Forearmed.) Nothing like the Latin to succinctly capture an ageless truism! And while the Latin use of the phrase was focused on military prowess, we in the twenty-first century apply it to all aspects of life.

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All Decked Out

Amagansett Dunes | October 24, 2016 | The “Dunes” is a place of magic. Quaint cottages and beach shacks from another era sit comfortably alongside jaw-dropping feats of contemporary architecture – homes that test the limits of modern design and engineering; and other homes, traditional in style, customized with every state-of-the art modern amenity.

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Italy by Design

This Week’s One Beautiful Thing Italy by Design Designed in the 1960’s by Filvem, Italy, this 16-Arm Sputnik Ceiling Light is made out of brass with white enameled shades. The fixture can be purchased at Monc XIII in Sag Harbor. Tag @HamptonsBeachouse #onebeautifulthing on Instagram, and we will share our favorite photos.

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Do You Need Flood Insurance?

October 24, 2016 | By Alison Schmidt, AAI | If you are putting together comprehensive insurance protection for your home, it is incomplete without coverage specific to the peril of flood. | In the last decade, flooding events have cost property owners and insurance companies billions in damages.

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Allured by Mecox

Water Mill | October 17, 2016 | Tucked away, south of the highway in Water Mill, is the tranquil enclave of West Mecox…one of the first, if not the first, sub-divisions built in 1928, when the area was still considered part of Bridgehampton.

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When in Rome…

This Week’s One Beautiful Thing When in Rome… This perfectly preserved Roman cup of cobalt-blue blown glass from 1st century AD is one of the exquisite pieces to be shown by Phoenix Ancient Art this week at TEFAF New York  – October 22 to 26 – where 94 of the world’s top art and antiques dealers will exhibit museum quality …

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Made for the Movies

October 7, 2016 | By Dawn Watson | The East End is no ordinary place. Chock-full of charm and beauty, the quaint villages and hamlets of the Hamptons represent an almost filmic ideal. With such a setting, it makes sense that the South Fork is home and host to the Hamptons International Film Festival.

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Malibu on Noyac Bay

Sag Harbor – Bayfront | October 3, 2016 | If you have ever been to one of the homes along the western side of the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, you undoubtedly know the exhilaration of passing through one of their front doors and walking into a fantasy. Behind you, the omnipresent hustle and bustle along the PCH; in front of you, through glass doors at the far end of the room, is nothing but a huge swath of blue/green ocean. Shut the door, and any trace of noise if gone. Any sense of cars speeding by is lost. The affect is dramatic and instantaneous. One world behind you. Another completely new world a few steps ahead, so close you can touch it. Talk about a transformation!