Sandy Gallin, talent manager, film producer, and in later life, a flipper and decorator, died in April from cancer. He was well-known here in the Hamptons for his famously beautiful homes, and as a talent manager, his roster included such names as Richard Pryor, Cher, Dolly Parton, Michael Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg, Mariah Carey, Nicole Kidman, and Renée Zellweger. To get away from the stress of show business, however, Sandy began flipping houses in California starting in the early 1970s. As Calvin Klein, quoted in Architectural Digest in 2014, said: “Often what even great interior designers do is create a space that isn’t as comfortable and warm as what Sandy does, and that is the essence of why people like his work.”
His last home in the Hamptons, 466 Further Lane on the border of Amagansett and East Hampton, was on the market for years. Represented by Linda Haugevik of Douglas Elliman, the property is beautiful, but it was just too expensive.
He purchased the Further Lane property in the summer of 2011. After shelling out $5.105M for the 2.1-acre spread (complete with 1920s farmhouse) and constructing a 6500 square foot residence, he put the place on the market for $24.5M in 2012. And no one bought it, despite the attractions of the property (main house plus 4 outbuildings, apple orchard, gunite pool, separate spa, major screening room, gym, pool house.
After Sandy’s death in April, the price was finally cut, with a last asking of $18.9 million. Now it’s in contract.
The new owner has great taste. Magical exteriors with inviting pergolas, natural wood, stone and water features were one of Sandy’s hallmarks.
For interiors, Sandy liked natural textures as well, simple white walls and interesting art. (Boy, do we covet that “Liquor” sign.)
Congrats to the new owner.
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