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BUILDER SHOWCASE

9 Olde Towne Road - Kean Development

9 Olde Towne Road - Kean Development

28 Wainscott Hollow Road - DeMarco Development

N EW C O NS TR UC TI O N IN T HE HA M P TO N S

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MOVE-IN READY, HIGH QUALITY, AND ENERGY EFFICIENT

s spring approaches, new construction remains strong in the Hamptons. According to many builders, construction quality has improved dramatically, people prefer to buy new rather than renovate, and prices will stabilize or even come down, as inventory from the building boom is still plentiful. Also due to required energy codes in the Town of Southampton, new construction homes in the Hamptons are some of the most energy efficient in the country! John Kean of Kean Development Company, Inc. feels, “The Hamptons will always be a safe investment and we are optimistic for a strong upcoming season. Current design trends are heading toward a more modern/contemporary look. But not everyone is ready to dismiss the classic, seaside shingle home. A shingle exterior with the open approach of a contemporary interior is appealing. Decorative floors and ceilings are as important as walls, windows, and other appointments. Walls of glass opening completely onto

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outdoor dining and cooking venues and expansive Loggias with outdoor fireplaces, grills, and kitchens eliminate barriers between indoor and outdoor living. Automatic screens, shades, and doors are conveniently remotely controlled. Amenities include sun-shelves for sunbathing in the pool, private indoor bowling alleys, star-lit theatres for intimate movie viewing and putting greens on the roof or backyard.” He remarks,“With new construction, there is a defined starting point, ending point, defined budget, and cost. With renovation, it is an open-ended project without a concrete budget and many homeowners end up spending much more than originally intended. Green design is popular especially in the Hamptons where there is a well-educated populace financially, emotionally, and responsibly invested in the future.” John reflects, “It is incredibly rewarding when technology, comfort, and aesthetics come together seamlessly.” New construction is very desirable in the Hamptons.

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MARCH 2016

BY RUTH THOMAS

Buyers want move-in ready homes with little hassle. With so many designs and amenities to choose from, you can customize your home to your own individual lifestyle. From outdoor kitchens to in-house gyms, rooftop putting greens to indoor bowling alleys, the choices are endless! New construction in the Hamptons remains a strong and secure investment. Nicholas DeMarco of DeMarco Development exclaims,“New construction is definitely in high demand right now, with no shortage of building going on in the Hamptons. There is a trend in turnkey development, where the house is complete and conducive to a seamless transition. We also see an increase in modern architecture, revealing a ‘less is more’ approach. Utilizing floor-to-ceiling glass windows/doors, open floor plans, and proper site layout provides harmony from interior to exterior, especially for waterfront projects. As for traditional building, there is a transitional approach, where everything is more clean and crisp allowing the

Hamptons Real Estate Showcase - March 2016  
Hamptons Real Estate Showcase - March 2016