It’s been a little over a year since the Hampton Boathouses — a luxury, waterfront townhouse community located along the east side of the Shinnecock canal in Hampton Bays, by Rechler Equity Partners — broke ground. The 37-unit complex is scheduled for completion of the residences this fall.
With a classic Hamptons aesthetic, Rechler fashioned its welcome center from inside a 1958 Airstream. Residents will have access to a dock equipped with 18 boat slips. It is from the Airstream that superstar Elliman associate broker Enzo Morabito guides perspective home buyers through the possibilities of life at the Hampton Boathouses.
“After patiently waiting more than a decade to get here, being at this stage is kind of surreal,” said Gregg Rechler, co-managing partner of Rechler Equity Partners. “The construction timeline is right on schedule, and turning the vision for the Hampton Boathouses into reality is moving full steam ahead. With the walls now going up, you will start seeing noticeable progress weekly.”
The two and three-bedroom townhouses start at $1.495 million. The community offers a panoply of outdoor amenities that will be available for residents and their guests.
“Once completed, there really will be absolutely nothing like it on the East End, especially for the price,” said Morabito. “We have already received a significant amount of inquiries from people eagerly wanting to get their hands on more information.”
Growing up, cousins Mitchell and Gregg Rechler spent their summers on the East End with their families. Ever since, they have always loved the area and cherished the experiences they had at the beach and out on the water. Indy caught up with Gregg Rechler to find out from the source the vision for Hampton Boathouses.
Why did you choose Hampton Bays for this huge undertaking of 37 two and three-bedroom luxury townhouses?
There are many reasons why we chose Hampton Bays, but the main one being we always felt it was the most underappreciated part of the Hamptons. Hampton Bays is a deeply-rooted and connected community and we wanted to provide a product that was special and something residents would be proud of. Geographically speaking, it is in an ideal location for people on the East End looking to downsize or those from other parts of the region looking for a second home.
Tell us about some of the amenities that come with owning a townhouse in the complex?
Residents will have access to a dock equipped with 18 boat slips. In addition, spectacular outdoor amenities — including a pool with a 360-degree deck furnished with lounge chairs and a clubhouse with a gym, kitchen, and massage rooms — will be available for residents and their guests.
Convenience is also a major selling point of the Boathouses as its location avoids the traffic jams that everyone experiences when heading east of the canal. Other convenient features include full concierge service in tandem with the reopening of the Canoe Place Inn, and fractional boat ownership options that will provide the thrill of boat ownership without any of the drawbacks.
What are some special touches you added to the interior?
Bright and peaceful, the generously-sized homes of Hampton Boathouses are rich in materiality. Open kitchens feature Shaker-style cabinets and state-of-the-art appliances. Light-filled living/dining rooms enjoy shiplap cladding, white oak floors, and fireplaces. Large windows offer tranquil views of lush landscaping and shimmering water.
Additional features we included are oil finished wide-plank white oak engineered hardwood flooring; custom shiplap feature at entry ceilings and fireplaces; two-panel solid core interior doors; decorative crown, base, and window/door moldings; high efficiency multi-zone heating and cooling systems for individual climate control; gas fireplaces with mantles and stone surround; recessed lighting with Decora switches and receptacles; full size washers and gas dryers, pre-wired for high-speed internet, cable TV, and telephone; storage space designed for a future elevator installation.
Did you put into play any green building philosophies while planning and building the townhouses?
The Hampton Boathouses abides by the HERS standard, which is an industry standard that measures a home’s energy efficiency. It’s also the nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating a home’s energy performance.
The buildings have a very native feel with the farmhouse-style architecture. Who was the architect that you worked with?
Arrowstreet, Inc. based in Boston, MA.
The interiors are lovely! Who was the interior designer that you worked with?
Annette Jaffe Interiors of Port Washington.