This light-filled listing puts your crystal collection to shame
Before Midtown’s Baccarat Hotel and Residences opened in 2015, it was safe to assume the 50-story namesake of a French manufacturer of fine crystal chandeliers wouldn’t skimp on the interior. Within six months of hitting the market, half of the residential units had been snapped up sight unseen.
They didn’t disappoint. Today, ... More
Montauk—with its wild dunes, walk-up hamburger joints and grainy seafood hovels—has long been the sleepier and slightly shabbier sister of nearby Southampton and East Hampton proper. But the decrees that govern New York City real estate also govern its summer havens, so what was once passé now cashes in on ... More
Sciame Homes is building sophisticated residences for the most discerning clientele
With deep roots in New York City, noted construction firm Sciame (which has overseen projects at Columbia University, the Guggenheim Museum and the New York Public Library for 40 years) recently launched Sciame Homes in Palm Beach as a builder for turnkey and custom properties. Taking care of all aspects of the construction ... More
A round-up of stores, both new and established, offering something special this season
Mecox GardensSituated on three acres in lovely Southampton, Mecox Gardens’ founding location will play host this summer to a unique “pool house” installation erected by Cocoon9, Chris Burch’s new prefab home design and construction company. Visitors to the store will be able to tour one of the venture’s prefabricated ... More
Five new reasons to head east to Gurney’s this summer season
Legendary Montauk getaway Gurney’s Resort & Seawater Spa has long housed the who’s who of the Hamptons elite, and this summer guests will be treated to new luxury amenities and delicious restaurants.
The first change to greet visitors is the newly renovated lobby space, which seeks to blur the ... More
Long a vacation getaway for the well-off, this Florida town is now more in demand than ever among big-ticket buyers who see the island as a better bet than the stock market
Palm Beach is famously dormant in the summer, so much so that, in 1946, The New Yorker printed a poem about it (“Palm Beach Summer: the Dead Season,” by William Abrahams). But this past season has been anything but quiet for Jeffrey Cloninger, a broker at Sotheby’s International Realty. “They ... More
These buzzy boîtes prove that the East End is a year-round dining destination
Chef Eric Miller’s favorite thing about East Hampton’s Bay Kitchen Bar (39 Gann Road; baykitchenbar.com) is easy to see. “It’s got the best view on the East End,” he says. Guests also love the vista, which complements Miller’s seafood menu whether it’s August or October.
While most ... More
As the real estate boom hits a once-sleepy Hamptons village, locals and newcomers alike are determined to protect the area's unique atmosphere
The best thing about Sag Harbor, longtime habitués agree, is not how much the town has changed but how much it hasn’t: Main Street still has an old-fashioned pharmacy and pizza parlor, plenty of places to buy pre-faded T-shirts and nautical tchotchkes and a variety store that stocks everything from ... More