It's Free to Look Hamptons: 127 Main Street, East Hampton

  • bedroom with weird blanket 0 It's Free to Look Hamptons: 127 Main Street, East HamptonFrom a piece of junk to an expensive Hamptons jewel, how did they do it? 

    “It was completely run-down,” Tim Davis, a real-estate agent for Corcoran in Southampton, told the Wall Street Journal earlier this summer. “It was really quite a mess.”

  • This is a true real estate miracle. One twenty-seven Main Street has been transformed from a mess to a modest $29 million piece of property, fresh on the market, waiting for a buyer. 

    From a piece of junk to an expensive Hamptons jewel, how did they do it? 

    "It was completely run-down," Tim Davis, a real-estate agent for Corcoran in Southampton, told the Wall Street Journal earlier this summer. "It was really quite a mess."

    The property was originally designed by the Architectural firm Wyeth and King and built in the late 1930s for Robert Lion Gardiner, apparently one of East Hamptons most prominent residents, the Corcoran listing says.

    And meticulously refitting and restoring a great stone house on a 5.5 park-like acre plot of land is not a quick task. The property is on the market now after a five-year renovation.

    If you are less interested in the construction history, maybe this will sway you. The property sits on a "tree lined village street set back behind a high hedge." Sounds nice!

    If you still aren't sold, check out all the press this place has gotten, which the listing so conveniently makes available. In addition to the Journal, Newsday, Curbed, and The Real Deal have all wanted to know about 127 Main Street. It must be good. — Sam Levin