Almost three years ago, to some fanfare, the Crystal Mews development was announced on the site of the former Crystal Room and Cricket Catering on Pantigo Road in East Hampton. (They sadly didn’t choose the name I suggested, “Clam Pie Mews,” after the sign that used to hang there.) Six houses for those 55 and over were planned.
One model was built, but no one bought. Why? The project is south of the highway, by which we mean it’s right on the highway. Also, we question the utility for a very small 55-and-older community, unless it’s just a way to ensure more children won’t be entering local schools. We can see the appeal of a retirement-type community if it’s large enough to ensure quiet, but this isn’t. Also, while we personally find the model quite attractive, the gambrel style is quite traditional and a bit dated right now.
Calendar pages flew off, and now the development has a new name, Pantigo Pointe, and a new real estate agency, Brown Harris Stevens. The developer also installed a large and deep hedge to screen the houses from 27. (Can we just complain for a minute about the Pantigo Pointe logo? It looks like someone mocked it up in Microsoft Word. Kerning, folks, look into it.)
The houses are also cheaper now by $100K, or at least the model is. Interiors are very attractive and seem nicely finished, and the three bedroom, three and one-half bath homes each offer a master on the ground floor. The first two levels are 1600 square feet and there’s 800 square feet of lower level that can be finished.
What do you think? Will the units (repped by James W. Oxnam and Joan Morgan McGivern) finally start selling? Let us know in the comments.
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