BIG SALE. The Further Lane, East Hampton, home of the late author James Brady recently sold for $3.85 million, according to the Long Island Real Estate Report. Built in 1967, the 3,200-square-foot home on almost an acre in one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in the Hamptons has six bedrooms, four bathrooms and a separate guest wing. Brady was a leading figure in the New York journalism world. He loved East Hampton, as he told Newsday in 1997: “I’m a city boy, born in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. I have never lived in a place — and I’ve lived in Paris, London, Washington, Manhattan — which I’ve found as beautiful, as comfortable and as wonderful as East Hampton ... Part of that is the strangeness of it.” He even wrote a novel about it, aptly named “Further Lane.” “My business partner and I purchased the property in part because of its history and also because of the location — within walking distance of the Maidstone Club and two of the most beautiful beaches in the village,” says new owner Daniel Scotti, adding, “I am currently designing a six-bedroom estate home for the property.” Originally listed in 2010 for $4.9 million, the house was listed with Sarah Minardi and Nan Shipley of Saunders & Associates.
HISTORIC PROPERTY. A six-bedroom, six-bath, two half-bath mansion in Laurel Hollow recently sold for $4.1 million, according to the Long Island Real Estate Report.
The home, built in 1996 by Cold Spring Harbor developer John Kean, is on 2.3 acres. Amenities include a Gunite pool, a pool house, a gym, a wine cellar, a library and a billiards room. Robin Bender and Lisa Paladino of Coldwell Banker had the listing. Katherine Cuddeback of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty represented the buyer. “The floor plan of the house is incredible,” says Cuddeback. “The amenities didn’t stop ... exquisite floors, paneling, bathrooms, kitchen ... not a negative in this very special home.” The home may be only 15 years old, but the property comes with a bit of local history. Public records show that the land was once part of an estate that belonged to the late attorney Collier Platt, who served as mayor of Laurel Hollow from 1945 to 1949. Platt’s grandfather, Thomas Collier Platt, served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1873 to 1881 and in the Senate in 1881. Collier Platt, who died in 1988 at the age of 90, donated his grandfather's papers, once stored at Laurel Hollow, to Yale University in 1974. The land remained in the Platt family until 1994
GREAT VIEWS. A handsome six-bedroom, six-bathroom Colonial on 193 feet of waterfront in Sands Point recently sold, according to the Long Island Real Estate Report. The 1908 home on almost three acres went on the market last year for $11 million; it sold in June for $6.317,500. In addition to the views of the Long Island Sound and the New York City skyline, the home features five fireplaces and a gunite pool. The home was once featured on NBC/Channel 4's "OpenHouseNYC." The listing agent was Daniel Gale’s Yvonne Doran.