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January 30, 2007
Reno 12: The Roof, the Roof, The Roof and the Wire!

The Wall St. Wish List Suspended for the week while we move out of our NYC apt. Be back next week...But Here's some more renovation news!
Time to replace the bubbling, leaky, asphalt roof
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These guys work fast
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Action Shot
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The View From the Ground
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They've already preserved the roof fascia
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Nice Work


Mailbox Casualty
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Not the first time

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January 29, 2007
Grapes of Wrath
Joad Family Truck
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Abandoned in the Hamptons.

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January 28, 2007
Reno 11: Everybody Must Get Stoned!
Front Porch Gets Blue Stoned
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and the Walkway
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Back Porch Too
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January 27, 2007
SpecHampton Writers Threaten Walk-Out
Penny and Charlie Say...
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We're not writing another sentence until you clean this couch.

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January 26, 2007
Caught a Break
Tree Down
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This dead tree in our back yard snapped in half last week in the wind. Fortunately it fell away from the house. Phew. It would have smashed through the outdoor shower and up into those second floor windows if not the roof.

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January 25, 2007
Renovation Diary 10: And the Beat Goes On...
Bilco Doors and Back Deck
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Self-explanatory


Ladders
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Starting on the roof fascia and eaves.

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North Haven Modern
On the Water
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Click for a close-up

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January 24, 2007
The Glove(r)s Come off for another Sag Harbor Battle
Another Sag Battle? Not So Much at 120 vs. 122 Glover
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#120, at the bottom of Glover, shares a driveway with 122 Glover, which sits behind it. Both are on the market, even sharing an open house date last week. Click picture above for an expanded view. Note: from this angle, you cannot tell that 120 is a high-end cedar-shingled traditional renovation and that 122 is in need of bulldozing or a gut renovation.


120 Glover St.
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What's interesting about 120 is that it's been on the market since October '05 with barely a price budge at $2.25 million. It's possible that the Sag Harbor buyer doesn't want this kind of traditional cedar-shingled renovation that is happening all over the Hamptons. The Sag Harbor buyer might want somehting a little more historical. It's also possible that this house is in a wet area. Regardless, it is a beautiful house inside and out. See the Listing with Cee Scott Brown at Corcoran.


The View From 122 Glover to 120 Glover
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What's interesting about 122 Glover is what a natural extension the property would be for 120 Glover. Other than that, it's going to be a tough sell. Why?


The Yard at 122 Glover
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The house is surrounded by if not sitting in wetlands. Any kind of renovation or rebuild would include major bldg. department approval and a house raise. 122 needs to cut a deal with the buyers of 120. Otherwise, I think they are in trouble.

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Northwest Woods Horse
Hi Horsey
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January 23, 2007
Sag Harbor Park Battle
3 vs. 7 Montauk Extension
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Check out this delightful little park around which a development of houses has and continues to be built back behind Pierson High School. I don't watch Desperate Housewives, but this seems like that kind of idyllic setting. Click the satellite image above for a closer look. Photo taken before the house were built, but i put them in their approximate locations.


3 Montauk Extension
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First up, 3,600 sq. ft. post-modern colonial, built in 2004 with gas heat, central air, 4 bed, 3 bath, gourmet kitchen, finished basement, fireplace, 2-car garage, heated gunite pool with spa on .5 acres and Listing with Mary Ann Cinelli at Corcroan for $1.795 million.


7 Montauk Extension
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Next up and next door (until the woods btwn them is cleared and #5 goes up) is this 3,700 sq. ft. farmhouse built in 2006 with 4 beds, 3.5 baths, fireplace, full unfinished basement, and 2 car garage on .6 acres and Listing with Jane Babcock at Corcoran.

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Gorgeous on Glover
One of my favorites in Sag Harbor
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On the water too.


From the Other Side
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January 22, 2007
Great House Slow to Rise
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Lisa Bonder's?

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High Profile in Sag Harbor
31 Hampton St., Sag Harbor, NY
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Anyone who has driven into or out of Sag Harbor via rte 114 during the past year has noticed this gorgeous Hampton street renovation. And all of us have said, "Wow that's an incredible house; too bad it's sitting out there in the open for the world to watch as they drive by. And then we all watched in horror when they put in a swimming pool out on the highway side. Ugh. Well there was some price at which this incredible renovation of a Federal House that was converted into a Victorian at soem point along the way of it's history. I'm told it has an accepted offer at the $2 million asking price if not a signed contract. The developer should have left the pool out, put 14 ft. Leyland Cypress trees around the property and sold it for another $500k. This is a meticulous and truly historical renovation, inside and out. Listing Here with Corcoran. On the market since June. Still maybe a chance to get what will amount to a sure thing in the long run.

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January 21, 2007
North Haven Bird Battle
6 vs. 9 Sea Gull Hill Rd.
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Two houses on a street off the North Haven traffic circle- one on the water and one across the street. Click the map above for a better view. Let the battle begin...


6 Sea Gull Hill Rd.
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Fighting out of the blue corner comes this 3,400 sq. ft. cedar-shingled traditional with 4 beds, 4.5 baths, landscaped, irrigated, central air, 2 car garage, fireplace, viking-sub-zero bosch kitchen, and of course, directly on the water with incredible sunset views, on 1 acre. Listing with Carl Marino at Agawam for $2.8 million.


9 Sea Gull Hill Rd.
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And fighting out of the green corner is this 4500 sq. ft. cedar-shingled post-modern upisde down house with 4 beds, 3 baths, a fireplace, 1 car garage, a multitude of decks, gourmet kitchen, and a heated gunite pool on .85 acres with spectacular waterviews. Listing with Nancy and Ben Achenbach at Corcoran for $2.495 million.

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Rah Rah Rawson!
23 Rawson Rd., North Haven
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Here's a unique and beautiful, 7800 sq. ft. traditional with bayviews. It's one lot away from the open bay and has all the amenities with a sandy, private association beach. What's so great about this house is that it's a renovation and extension of a 1930s cottage with resulting nooks and crannies, and stairwells, and rooms that you wouldn't think are there. 3 totally separate living and sleeping areas in the house.


One of many Sitting Rooms
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There are 7 beds, 6.5 baths plus servants quarters, heated gunite pool with jacuzzi and outdoor shower, 3 car garage with apt. and kitchen above, finished walkout basement, fireplaces, decks, media room. blah blah blah.


View from Master Bedroom
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Here's the view from the master bedroom's deck. Renovation going up in front of it but not too big and the view is still very much there. A sunset view too.


Bird's Eye
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WHAT'S not so great about this house is that it is 7,800 sq. ft. on one measly acre. Why do people do that? I guess that's why the price is down to $3.8 million down from $4.25. Been on the market about a year. Still, the feel is pretty open. SO, If you want a monster mint house with real character, sunset waterviews and steps to your own beach, then this is the one for you. Another Mala Sander at Corcoran Listing.

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January 20, 2007
The "Eagle's Nest" - Great Deal in Sag Harbor
34 Rolling Hill Ct. East, Sag Harbor
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Check out this crazy 4 bed, 2.5 bath, 2200 sq. ft. contemporary with full basement, 1 fireplace, with heated vinyl pool and outdoor shower on .64 acres.  


Back of the House
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It's outside Sag Harbor Village in one of those unfancy and thus undervalued suburban developments off brick kiln rd. Check out the deck action!  


Living Room
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Here's a lame photo of the top floor living room. It's an upside down house. See something special happening here? Click the photo to enlarge.  


Pseudo Waterview
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Well here's the view to the right of those windows in the photo above. That blue stuff you can sort of see in the background is the water. It's probable that those trees can be cut down for a more direct view.  


Panoramic Sunset View
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But here is the real deal with this house, which I will now christen "The Eagle's Nest". The views here are panoramic. Straight out to the sunset. Cheesy house in an undervalued neighborhood, but incredible views. I'd guess $300k to renovate and flip. Otherwise, a great place to fix up and raise your family in the Sag Harbor school distric. Check out the listing here. Asking $850,000, represented by Sara Butler from Coldwell Banker.  

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January 19, 2007
One More in EHV
65 Dayton Lane, East Hampton Village
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If you liked the 2 story cape at 55 Mill Hill the other day, check out this very similar listing over on Dayton. Same 2 story cape, 1700 sq. ft. 4 bed, 2 bath, fireplace, full basement, .19 acres and room for small pool. No garage here though.


The Street
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Same kind of cute little street, maybe a tad less upscale, but same proximity to the village on the same side of the tracks.


On the Inside
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Inside, this one has a little more charm, with wainscoting throughout the house. It's liveable in the interim. Note: there is a buildable lot behind this house, which can sort of see in the picture. For now, it's a nice little field.


Bird's Eye
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Here's the view from the sky. Click the pic for a better look. The most significant difference between this and 55 Mill Hill is the price. 65 Dayton is asking $400k less! This one is also debbie Brenneman's at Corcoran (26 Mill Hill) , so she is doubly competing with 55 Mill Hill. Listing Here

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January 18, 2007
Reno Diary 9: Frontin'
Entry Way
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This is about to get super fly.


Railings
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Don't count on these coming back.


Doors
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On the inside, doors get hung. TBD on the hardware. Maybe glass or porcelain.

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Meticulous Arts & Crafts Reno in Sag Harbor
Knock Knock
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Can Hansel and Gretel come out to play?

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Surfer's Paradise in Montauk
687 Old Montauk Hwy, Montauk
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SO you're a real surfer. Ditch Plains is where you need to be. Well here's an opportunity to see and hear the surf conditions from your bedroom window. Click on the picture for a closer look.  


The Cottage
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This is the 2 bedroom 1 bath cottage of about 850 sq. ft. on .38 acres where you'd be living while you prepared to renovate. (Approved plans and permits in place for a 3,000 sq. ft. house come with the deal.)  


The Studio
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And here is the adjacent studio with it's own bathroom where you could work on your art, wax your boards, smoke pot, whatever.  


The Ocean
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Smell the salt in the air? This property is a beautiful oasis and opportunity for $1.4 million. Someone will jump at it. Jan Nelson at Prudential has the Listing Here.  

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January 17, 2007
Mill Hill Lane, East Hampton Village
Can't you hear the birds chirping?
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This is the view from the bottom of bucolic Mill Hill to the cemetary and Village Green across rte. 27. Very charming, very village, and the perfect setting for "before" and "after" home renovations for sale.  


26 Mill Hill Lane, East Hampton Village
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Let's start here at this cute, unassuming, cedar-shingled ranch. But inside....  


26 Mill Hill Lane, Kitchen
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this house is xxx mint, all the way. It's 1600 sq. ft. including finished basement, 2 bed, 2 bath with fireplace on .15 acres. Being offered at $1.575 million by debbie Brenneman at Corcoran. Is this price insane? On some level, yes, but I will say that if you're looking for a low maintenance little crib in East Hampton for your high flying lifestyle, you won't find a nicer one on a nicer street than this. Perfect for some single banker who's too busy to deal with a big house and pool. This may not go for asking, but it will go. If you build it, they will come. Listing here.

 


Heading Up Mill Hill
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Now let's travel up the street, where the houses and properties get a little newer and bigger, yet somehow somewhat less desirable (as we travel from the Village Green).  


55 Mill Hill Lane, East Hampton Village
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This 2 story cape is 1700 sq. ft. all above ground, with 3 beds, 2 baths, 1 fireplace, and a detached 2 car garage on .19 acres with room for a small pool. Unrenovated.  


Back of 55 Mill Hill
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Looks a little nicer from the back. 55 Mill Hill is either a major re-do or a tear-down with greater size and property potential than 26. They are asking $2.1 million, which would put someone close to $3mil when all is said and done. Is this insane too? I have no idea. I will tell you that a broker, Evan Kulman at Corcoran, bought it, and if the house that he built, lived in, and recently sold on Joshua's Path is any indication of real estate aptitude, then he has it. Not going for listing though. Listing is here.  

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January 16, 2007
165 Madison Gets Rocked
Sheetrocked
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See and feel the transformation.


More
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Can you feel the love?


Still More
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Sheetrock is never boring.


Shingles
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We also decided to re-shingle the back of the house and patch-up the south side.

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No-Brainer in North Wainscott
14 Merchants Path, Wainscott
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Located in Wainscott North, this traditionally-styled contemporary boasts 3,000 sq. ft., 4 beds, 3.5 baths. with fireplace and garage on 5 acres with heated vinyl pool and an all-weather tennis court. Listing for under $2million!  


Back of the House
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This is one of those houses that should have gone a little more traditional and high-end, a' la gunite pool, and full upstairs, had the builders just known...  


Living Room
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But it's really open and airy inside. All the bathrooms are really nice too.  


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January 15, 2007
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day
MLK and Family
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Peace is the way.

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Wall St. Wish List Day I: Righteous on Ruggs Path
373 Ruggs Path, Sag Harbor (Noyac area)
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This one has to be a deal. I'm sure that someone can tell me why it isn't, but this is a great house and property to buy if you like wooded privacy and Sag Harbor. Incidentally, I spent some time on Ruggs path when my friend was in a share there. It was dusty dirty then, but is paved now. The street also seems to be a shortcut into the The Bridge Country Club, which I'll tally as a negative, despite this evidence that Ruggs Path is moving up in the world. SO... from the front, nothing too fancy. Nice traditional. nice long driveway and nice bluestone work.  


Back of House
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Here's the back of the house from the other side of the hedged pool area. Again, nothing special. Nice traditional style similar to the front of the house.  


Pool House
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Ah, but here's a separate poolhouse with kitchen and bathroom. That's always nice.  


Back Yard
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And Check out the yard on the far side of the pool.  


Birds' Eye
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Here's the bird's eye view and the stas: 3200 sq. ft. not including full basement, 4 bed, 3.5 bath, fireplace, 2 car garage, pool/guest house, heated pool on 2.2 acres for $1.695m. Listing with Scott Bortzner at corcoran. On the market since May. Not sure why noone's bit here.  

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January 13, 2007
Come listen to a story 'bout a man named Jed
Sag Harbor Log Cabin
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January 12, 2007
Dolphins in East Hampton, Northwest Harbor
Close-Up
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So there were maybe 100 people there hanging out and watching the dolphins this afternoon. very nice vibe. lotta kids. This has nothing to do with real estate, obviously, but everyone loves dolphins.


Lotta Dolphins
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Click the pics to expand.


A Couple More
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Cool


The View Across to Barcelona Neck
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I got married on the beach just across the way.

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Sag Harbor Factory Conversion makes The Times
Bulova Watchcase Factory
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The Bulova condo conversion got picked up by the Times last Sunday. Overview: 1) Many Sag Harbor residents used to work there. 2) The new design will be old-school, high-end beautiful, and environmentally friendly. 4) Will be unique to the East End and will draw buyers, especially boaters. Story Here.  

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January 11, 2007
Yellow Craziness On the Bridge-Sag Turnpike
How many times have you passed this and wondered?
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Let's take a closer look...

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I see a protective moat, scattered belgian block, random boulders, a children's car, hanging christmas lights?, custom window coverings. I'm going to knock on their door to find out what's what...

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January 10, 2007
Farm for Sale
On Butter Lane
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wheat. fields and fields of wheat.

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January 09, 2007
Big Dig on 114 Revised
Remember this Hole On Buell La. from July?
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This is what it looks like now
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Pretty cool, but not what I'd call "ehv".

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January 08, 2007
The "Wall St. Wishlist" to launch Monday, Jan. 15th!
Only one week until the Wall St. Wishlist premiere?!?!?
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I'm better get my ass out of this seat and start dancing for joy!

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All Aboard
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Cool Boat

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January 05, 2007
Country Cupola
Beautiful in Bridgehampton
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Fancy Old-School Style

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January 04, 2007
300 Hill St. Blues- Kilmer Closes for $1.725m
300 Hill Street
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The Post reported this morning that Catesby Kilmer, the socialite secretary who went to jail for stealing from her boss, Howard Gittes, has sold her house on Hill St. to pay her restitution. Amazingly, the house, as seen below, only fetched $1.725 million. Hill St. is obviously busy, but this is a steal. Move this house/property 2 blocks south and it goes for $10 million no questions asked. It's already been pulled down from Prudential's system. Laura Nigro had the listing.

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January 03, 2007
Over Grown
The Jungle Section of Bridgehampton
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Machete?

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January 02, 2007
Marty's Barber Shop in the New York Times
Marty
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Looks like the New York Times picked up on my coverage of Sag Harbor's Marty the Barber a couple of weeks ago. They did their own feature with a decidely more factual and sympathetic portrait of the man. Check out the story here .

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