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Time Capsule Document – The Original Contractors Reconciliation For The Construction of 140 Egypt Lane

Posted on Tuesday September 16, 2014 8:11 PM
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We were provided the following interesting document regarding the construction costs for 140 Egypt Lane a house that is currently for sale. It is pretty fascinating.

Here it is:

140 Egypt Lane - Construction Cost Reconciliation-1

140 Egypt Lane - Construction Cost Reconciliation-2

The first thing that impressed us was that it was prepared with a manual typewriter and it is basically flawless. We know that sounds trite, but all you have to do is think about it for a few seconds as you sit in front of your computer.
Beyond that we can note the start and end dates, the house was completed in 11 months. The contract estimate was $34,848.00 and the total job cost, after adjustments came to $35,793.20. Just for the record that is equal to $476,409.49 in today’s dollar. The house is about 5,485 square feet in size so that equates to a cost of about $86/sq.ft. Try getting anything done today at $86/sq.ft.

We were wondering about the substitution of kalsomine for paint. In fact we hate to admit it but had never heard of kalsomine, which shouldn’t be a surprise as its general use in home construction, we learned, ended in the 1930′s. Here are two links to some information about it, in case you care.

It’s Egypt Lane Time (Again) For Rosehip Partners

Posted on Saturday September 13, 2014 5:48 PM
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This newly listed country French cottage is located at 153 Egypt Lane on Hook Pond and lies squarely between Egypt and Wiborg beaches. Take your pick! The ocean is just seconds away in either case.


You can click here for more information.

140 Egypt Lane by Architects Polhemus and Coffin, Comes To Market for the First Time in over 50 Years

Posted on Monday August 25, 2014 7:59 PM
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The residence located at 140 Egypt Lane has come to market for the first time in over 50 years.

Noteworthy for its handsome profile and beautiful gardens the property is bordered to the east and south by the Maidstone Club.

The property is listed at $22,500,000 by Rosehip Partners.

Afternoon from SW copy

Pool from North

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Spent A Few Too Many Weekends In The Hamptons As A Guest?

Posted on Monday August 25, 2014 7:13 PM
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Well here is the perfect house gift…


Great New Listing in the Amagansett Dunes

Posted on Wednesday June 11, 2014 9:34 PM
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Here is a great new listing in the Amagansett Dunes. If you are in the market for a beach house with a view than this one might be for you. The second floor deck wraps from east to south to west with beautiful ocean views, and, as a bonus, a great big western sky for those legendary Hamptons sunsets.Visit for more information including a survey.

10 Dune Lane, Amagansett - Listed at $3,495,000 - Rosehip Partners Real Estate

10 Dune Lane, Amagansett – Listed at $3,495,000 – Rosehip Partners Real Estate

Hamptons Rental Market Fizzles

Posted on Wednesday June 11, 2014 9:17 PM
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The vacation and seasonal rental market in the Hamptons has fizzled. Our own (Rosehip Partners) numbers are off, year over year, for the first time since 2008 with a decline of approximately 16% from the 2013 period.
But it gets worse.
Some of our competitors have shared even more dismal numbers with us, as much as 40% off from last year.
Why so? There are a few theories floating around. The most common being that the continuing economic improvement has driven renters to buy rather than rent. While it is true that the resale market has improved steadily with an additional 450 properties sold during the 6 months ended March 2014 compared to the previous year, we don’t think that this accounts for it all.
Another theory is that last year’s Hamptons rental market was bolstered by people who might otherwise have rented at the New Jersey shore, which was heavily impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
Whatever the reasons there are hundreds of properties that remain unrented. Visit, or to see for yourself.
A rental season that showed significant strength in January and February turned pretty cold by the time April came around. Probably a great time to pick up some bargains!

$100,000,000 Sales in the Hamptons – Sooner Than We Think? Think Again!

Posted on Sunday May 4, 2014 3:53 PM
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We wrote about the prospect of ultra high end transactions in March. Well guess what?

Beautiful, Newly Listed Hamptons Rental in Amagansett

Posted on Monday April 28, 2014 7:06 PM
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Still dragging your feet when it comes to your Hamptons summer plans? Well sometimes it pays to procrastinate. Rosehip Partners is pleased to list this beautiful home in Amagansett, first time to market. You can get more details by following this link.

Close to the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Close to the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Summer is only weeks away!

Summer is only weeks away!

Soon To Become Accused Hamptons Arsonist Paid Us A Visit

Posted on Saturday April 26, 2014 7:03 PM
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Text Screen Shot We aren’t sure why it happens to us here at Rosehip Partners, but it sometimes does. Just like our Two Jons story we posted last year, there are things that you just can’t make up. And this one falls into the unusual co-incidence category.

A story making the rounds lately here in the Hamptons, concerns a number of fires (most of suspicious origin) that had suddenly plagued the area. It wasn’t long before a suspect was apprehended, an individual identified as David Osieki.

You can imagine our surprise when we learned because a few mornings earlier one of my colleagues, Katie Santarem, texted me the following:

Our office is designed as a collaborative one where agents share workspaces, here’s a picture:
When I walked in I found this guy, drinking a morning cup of coffee, sitting next to an unsettled but polite Katie, and another of our agents, Carl Dahl, sitting at a different desk. This fellow had clearly settled in. After introducing ourselves he explained that he had just spent most of the night kayaking from 3 Mile Harbor enroute to Shelter Island, had hurt his back near Northwest Harbor, landed and was lucky enough to get a ride from the police back into East Hampton Village. He said that he had had a number of run ins with the police (34, he added) and this one ended happily. He was hoping to get back to Montauk, needed to make a call and claimed not to have any cash.
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Hamptons Real Estate 1st Quarter Results

Posted on Friday April 25, 2014 5:02 PM
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Suffolk Research Service
Market Report 1st Qtr 2014, East End of Long Island

April 25, 2014

East End Real Estate Market Shows Strong Trend for Recovery
In Median Price, Unit Sales and Dollar Sales

Suffolk Research Service, Inc. Releases Comparative 1st Quarter 2014 Market Figures for the Real Estate Industry of Eastern Long Island

According to George R. Simpson, President of Suffolk Research Service, Inc., the real estate market on the East End of Long Island is showing a healthy trend of recovery in all respects.

For single family residences, all three market indicators are up 1st Qtr 2014 over 2013. Median Price is up 5.9 %, Unit Sales are up 7.9 %, and Dollar Sales up 5% over 1st Qtr 2013 figures.

Median Price changes for the 1st Qtr 2014 vs 1st Qtr 2013 were up in two of the five East End towns: to $988,000 in East Hampton (up 12.9%) – to $1,625,000 in Shelter Island (up 51.2%) on sales of 11 units, not statistically significant. Median Prices went down in Riverhead, to $310,000 (down 8.8% from 1st Qtr of 2013); to $809,000 in Southampton (down 3.1%) and to $440,000 in Southold (down 15.4%).

Unit sales increased in 4 of the 5 East End towns 1st Qtr 2014, compared to 1st Qtr 2013. Unit Sales in Shelter Island were down in 1st Qtr 2014 vs 1st Qtr 2013.

Residential Vacant Land (land use code 311) Dollar Sales were up 48.8.7% in 1st Qtr 2014 over 1st Qtr 2013, 115 parcels vs. 94 a year ago. Median price of Vacant Land was down 48.8% over the same period.

You can get the full report by clicking on this link.