Hamptons Confidential: Bill Williams

Bill Williams has been a top agent in the Hamptons for many years; these days he works out of Compass’s Bridgehampton office. Before that, though, the Ohio native was a tennis pro. What led him to the Hamptons and real estate? Where are you from originally? Ohio. I’m from Niles, Ohio. I studied finance at…
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Property of the Week: Shrubland Road, Southampton

In Southampton, you’ll find a unique property with much to offer. “There really is nothing else like it on the market right now. The highly stylized interior leaves nothing to chance and seamlessly combines Hollywood glamour with mainstream Hamptons aesthetics,” says listing agent Anthony Rosina at Sotheby’s. It’s a fairly compact property for the Hamptons, at…
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Hamptons Open Houses to Check Out This Weekend

Open houses are a great way to find your next home, see inside a house that you have always been curious about, or just get design ideas. 15 Norton Place, Southampton Open house: Friday, August 9, 11:00AM-12:00PM Ask: $2.45 million Beds: 5 Baths: 4 Size: 0.29 acre; 3,334 square feet Features: West-facing, this property offers views…
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Montauk Never Became a Transatlantic Port

A number of people tried to make Montauk into a transatlantic port in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. On paper, the idea made sense: docking ships at Fort Pond Bay and then putting goods on the Long Island Rail Road would cut a day off the typical New York-Great Britain voyage. But didn’t pan out. In 1879, Arthur…
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Property of the Week: Hedges Lane, Sagaponack

“Ride your horse to the ocean,” says listing agent Carol Nobbs of this 10.4 agricultural parcel. Sounds like a scene from a Harlequin romance novel, but in this case it’s the plain truth. With frontage on Parsonage Lane (called this year “the most expensive street in the Hamptons” by Property Shark) and Hedges Lane right in…
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