Michael Davis Design & Construction received the Wainscott Citizens Advisory Committee Award at a ceremony Saturday, October 6. Davis was honored as the business that has most improved the landscape/visuals of the community.
The Seafood Shop won last year with 2017 being the first year the WCAC added the category for service which was presented to Wainscott Walk-In Clinic.
Murf’s Backstreet Tavern in Sag Harbor, placed on the block a few weeks ago, has already attracted a buyer.
The tiny historic building, less than 800 square feet, often drew standing-room-only crowds to the hangout, located at 64 Division Street behind Main Street and two doors down from the Village Police Station.
The building and business were put on the market for $3.5 million in August after a series of run-ins with the State Liquor Authority put its license in jeopardy.
The agreed price has not been disclosed but one source said a contract has been signed. The structure, by the way, dates back to the 1790s.
Jay Hamel had purchased the pub-style bar from Tom Murphy in 2007 for $850,000.
Hook Pond Stunner
Down a private lane in the Hook Pond estate area in the heart of East Hampton village is a new home that masterfully blends a Hamptons traditional with modern sensibilities. Designed and built by Abstract Builders, LLC, the 10,000-square-foot, three-level home is perfectly sited on this 1.6-acre lot to take full advantage of the sweeping upper floor views of Hook Pond and the Atlantic Ocean.
White oak floors and the expansive use of glass-including panoramic glass sliding doors imported from Greece, allowing for seamless transitions between indoors and out enhance open and light-filled interiors. The main entrance to the home is through a sleek industrial, steel-and-glass wall that opens to a double-height entry with an adjoining oak-paneled library/den.
But the hub of the house is the kitchen/living area. Here, an open kitchen with a dramatic island of a single slab of luminous Zimbabwe granite-flows into a dining area and generous gathering room with a glamorous smoked-mirrored wet bar, all open to the outside through glass door walls. On the other side of the shared fireplace is a more intimate, formal living room.
A junior master suite with direct access to the outside completes the first floor. Ascend the gracious stairway, or take the elevator, to the second floor and to the master bedroom which includes two full baths (one with a soaking tub and vanity), a windowed closet room with custom high-gloss enamel cabinetry with inset lighting, a fireplace of Arabescato marble (which matches the marble in the bathrooms), plus its very own secluded deck where you can sip your coffee and watch the swans glide on Hook Pond.
Three more ensuite bedrooms, a lounge/TV nook, and one of two laundry areas complete the second level.
Up one more flight is a third-floor observation deck with gas fireplace and wet bar, with an even more stunning vista. On the lower level, each end has floor to ceiling windows, which make the space feel truly alive in the way that only natural light can.
Did we mention the neighborhood? The very best in East Hampton Village, all within the shadow of the iconic Maidstone golf course.
Debbie Brenneman, reachable at 631-537-4135, and Charlie Esposito, have the account for The Corcoran Group.