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Deeds & Don'ts: $mart Celeb$

Deeds & Don'ts: $mart Celeb$

Stars: They’re just like us, right? (Oops, wrong magazine.) Unlike mere mortals, bold-faced names can really bolster their bank accounts simply by unloading a premier property. Julia Stiles recently did so, pocketing $2.7 million for her three-bedroom duplex with two wood-burning fireplaces at 310 East 15th Street (she purchased it a decade ago for $1.995 million). In SoHo, Jonah Hill’s full-floor Howard Street loft was recently listed for $12,000 a month; it boasts 13-foot ceilings and a fireplace, but no doorman expecting a holiday tip. A few blocks away, Kirsten Dunst’s Canal Street penthouse has just been snapped up by a new tenant.

Five Secrets to Selling Your Real Estate in the Hamptons

Five Secrets to Selling Your Real Estate in the Hamptons

Decorators and home stagers earn big bucks by following a few simple steps: Play up a home’s best features, hide its flaws, and make it appealing to the largest audience possible. Most Hamptons brokers say that buyers are looking for a turnkey property. So how do you take your sale from “just listed” to “in contract”? Consider these pointers.

Deeds & Don'ts: An Insider's Trick to Attracting Top Buyers

Deeds & Don'ts: An Insider's Trick to Attracting Top Buyers

“A home in the Hamptons”: It’s a fraught phrase. To the uninitiated, the East End is a wonderland of famous folks and captains of industry. To aspirational types, becoming a homeowner in the Hamptons means joining the in-crowd and reaching a pinnacle that’s beyond the grasp of mere mortals. But it doesn’t stop there.

Deeds & Don'ts: Waterfront Gems in Sag Harbor, Southampton Village and East Hampton

Deeds & Don'ts: Waterfront Gems in Sag Harbor, Southampton Village and East Hampton

Despite superstorms and the ever-growing threat of climate change, people will always want to live on the water. Christopher Burnside of Brown Harris Stevens has a brand-new $3.695 million waterfront listing in Sag Harbor that could satisfy many a water baby. As for oceanfront homes, Halcyon Lodge on Gin Lane, the former estate of Henry Ford II, is listed for $19.9 million with Tim Davis and Zachary and Cody Vichinsky of Corcoran, and Harald Grant of Sotheby’s International Realty.

Deeds & Don'ts: Artful Abodes

Deeds & Don'ts: Artful Abodes

There was a time when Bobby Van’s was home to regular customers like Truman Capote, James Jones, and George Plimpton; artists like Willem de Kooning rode around town on a Royce Union three-speed bicycle; playwrights like Wendy Wasserstein penned The Heidi Chronicles in a Bridgehampton carriage house; and Jackson Pollock traded paintings for food at the Springs General Store.

The Inside Scoop on East End Real Estate: Dash, the Napeague Dunes and Barn & Vine

The Inside Scoop on East End Real Estate: Dash, the Napeague Dunes and Barn & Vine

Khloé and Kourtney Kardashian are launching their shop, Dash, this summer on the East End. Perhaps they’ll consider renting Sandcastle in Bridgehampton. The price tag: a mere $1 million a month.

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