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Under Two Million

They are practically giving this Westhampton Beach manse away. Independent/Courtesy Saunders Real Estate & Associates

You can still get a couple million dollars’ worth of gumballs.

And a lot of two-for-one wings at TGIF.

But, realtors warn, don’t expect to buy a nice house in the Westhampton Beach South of the Highway estate section for this kind of money. It costs a lot of us that much just for the garage, honey.

Located “Behind the Hedges,” this unique and charming property has a gorgeous home to go with the garage. It is less than a mile to Dune Road and Rogers Beach and a quarter mile to Main Street’s restaurants, shops, and the world-class Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center.

The six-bedroom, six-bath, two-story traditional has a European flair throughout. Highlights include a living room with knotty pine paneling, bay window and fireplace, billiards area with wet bar, large dining room, sunny country kitchen, and spacious master suite with large sitting room and bath. There’s also a partially finished basement, patio with trellis, and in-ground gunite pool. As an investment property, the home has a good summer rental history, including celebrities who have enjoyed all that the property offers. We’re not going to name names, but a certain well-to-do somebody had a little fling with you-know-who and when one of the board of directors found out, the smitten couple took refuge here. Yes, there was the letter “K” involved among the guilty parties. Need we say more?

Anyways, that was before Saunders took over the representation of the beauty, located on 58 Beach Lane. Give Aimee Fitzpatrick Martin a call at 631-357-0016; she makes these things happen.

The Penny Candy Store

The Penny Candy Store was a magic place in its heyday.

Warm memories are immediately evoked when one mentions the Penny Candy Store, located in Water Mill. Now it is part of history.

You can own this prime location in the heart of the hamlet. The building includes an attached, two-bedroom, one-bath apartment. There is an additional bathroom inside the storefront.

Lynda Packard of Elliman has the listing, at 696 Montauk Highway, for a doable $1,550,000. It’s on .13 of an acre, with low taxes.

Sweet stuff.

Grant Joins Town & Country

Irena Grant joins Town & Country

Irena Grant, real estate salesperson with Town & Country Real Estate’s Bridgehampton office, has a thoroughly international view of Hamptons real estate. Born in Prague, Czech Republic and growing up in Prague and London, England, Grant has called the Hamptons home for nearly 20 years.

A graduate of Prague University, Grant honed her business acumen in the incentive business and later in film production in Prague and London. While working in the film industry, Grant learned the importance of “finding perfect shooting locations and stage them for the specific director’s needs.” Successful real estate investments in Europe, where she visits frequently and continues to buy, sell, and rent property, have opened the door for her successful real estate career here in the Hamptons.

“I’ve always been interested in helping people with staging and selling,” she said. Grant closed two landmark deals with waterfront properties in East Hampton’s exclusive Three Mile Harbor area. “The keys to working with clients to find the house of their dreams are good interpersonal skills and the ability to really listen to what a client wants.”

Grant lives with her husband and their children in East Hampton and volunteers at the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons and Amaryllis Farm Equine Rescue. She also pursues her hobby of marionette theater and puppet making, a strong European tradition and part of her cultural heritage. When not working on her next deal, she loves to “travel and discover new cultures and traditions in music and the arts around the world.”