Keeping Account 10.25.18

Local Business Notes
The Purist magazine’s Cristina Cuomo, Corcoran’s Gary DePersia, and Suzee Foster soaked in the atmosphere during a sunset cocktail party at Dick Cavett’s house in Montauk on Friday. Mr. DePersia has the listing for the house, known as Tick Hall, which is on the market for $48.5 million. Jane Bimson

At the Archi Awards

A number of architectural firms with offices on the South Fork were among the winners of Archi Awards presented by the American Institute of Architects’ Long Island Chapter last Thursday at the North Hills Country Club in Manhasset. 

Blaze Makoid Architecture received an Archi Award commendation in the small project, under $3 million category for its Old Orchard pool house in East Hampton.

Bates Masi + Architects was the winner of four design awards. The firm took home an Archi Award of Excellence in the residential single family, under $1 million category for a Beach Hampton house, a commendation award in the new commercial, under $4 million category for its own office building on North Main Street in East Hampton, a commendation award in the residential single family, $1 million to $3 million category for a Georgica Close Road project in East Hampton, and a commendation in the residential single family, over $3 million category for a house in Annapolis, Md.

Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects, which has an office in Bridgehampton, won an excellence in architecture award in the residential single family, over $3 million category for a project it calls House on the Bluff. “The main floor, constructed of mostly glass and concrete, is meant to be more pavilion-like, with the doors and screens disappearing into pockets,” the firm explained in a release, while the cedar-clad second floor contains the bedrooms and “semi-private spaces.”

The firm chose “a limited materials palette of glass, anodized aluminum, cedar, and concrete” for the “low-maintenance and sustainable characteristics.” The house also has geothermal heating and cooling, high-performance class and insulation, louvered sunscreens, and solar panels.


WordHampton Wins

Based in Springs, WordHampton Public Relations, earned three MarCom Awards for marketing and communications professionals, including the highest achievable, a platinum, for its work in connection with the launch of L&W Market in Bridgehampton earlier this year. 

The firm also won a gold award for a Washington Post placement highlighting two clients in a food-related story titled “Summering and Simmering in the Hamptons,” and honorable mention for a News 12 television placement showcasing the DOMA Land + Sea restaurant.

The MarCom Awards are administered by the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals, an international organization for marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, digital, and web professionals. 


Kudos for Kombrink

Lisa Clare Kombrink Esq. of Twomey, Latham, Shea, Kelley, Dubin & Quartararo was honored as one of Long Island’s top 50 women in business by Long Island Business News. Leadership in their fields, initiative, and community involvement are “all core components of this recognition program,” according to a release.

Ms. Kombrink, a past Southampton Town attorney and former criminal appeals lawyer in New York City, has worked on the East End for 25 years and serves private and government clients in real estate, zoning, farmland and open space preservation, and land use litigation. She lives in Southampton.

Outside of her legal work, Ms. Kombrink serves on the board of directors of the Southampton Hospital Association, and is a member of the Stony Brook Southampton Hospital executive committee and quality assurance committee. She is a board member of the New York Higher Education Capital Improvements Matching Grant Program.


Home Sales Lukewarm

During the hottest days of the summer, the East End real estate market was decidedly lukewarm, according to a third-quarter report from Town and Country that found that overall home sales in East Hampton Town were down 10 percent compared to the same period last year, and sales in both Sag Harbor Village and Montauk dropped 21 percent. 

Countering that trend were East Hampton Village, which posted a 13-percent gain, and Southampton Village, which was up 60 percent. The market in the Bridgehampton area, which includes Water Mill and Sagaponack in the agency’s analysis, also continues to thrive, up 6 percent over all and 75 percent in the sale of homes priced between $2 million and $3.49 million. 

Judi Desiderio, the C.E.O. of Town and Country and the author of the report, said that the divergent numbers show that a divide had emerged during the quarter, with certain locations flourishing in a market that is largely remaining stable. 

A divide also exists at different price levels. East Hampton Town’s decrease in overall sales was, according to the agency’s numbers, primarily caused by a 36-percent decrease in the sale of houses in the $500,000 to $999,000 range. For houses priced between $1 million and $3.49 million, however, sales increased by 100 percent.