The Plain-Jane Hamptons


The Hamptons’ star/studded cachet has long tilted east of the Shinnecock Canal to the highly prized — and high/priced!— areas!of!Southampton!Village, Bridgehampton and East Hampton Town. Expansive oceanfront estates, fashionable shops and chic restaurants add to their aura as premier seaside resorts. But when it came to buying a summer house, Will and Lynn Bagliebter of Scarsdale, N.Y., stopped short of the canal.They had no interest in going east.





Hampton Bays attracts price-conscious home buyers

By Maura McDermott, NEWSDAY – August 19, 2016

Hampton Bays is attracting price-conscious house hunters seeking to avoid the glitzier beachfront communities farther east.

The hamlet’s growing popularity is part of a trend seen from New York City to Long Island, Westchester and Connecticut, as home buyers opt for less expensive areas, real estate experts say. The result is a rise in home values and sales activity in Hampton Bays and other…



Resorting to Luxury

By Melissa C. Gillespie,  OCEAN HOME – December 2015 – January 2016

Hawks Cay Resort in the Florida keys unveiled its new Stargazer and Coastal penthouse suites. With starting price of $1,500 per night, each luxuriously appointed, 1,400-square-foot suite accommodates up to four guests. The suites offer a spacious living room, two bedrooms, two full baths and a private rooftop terrace spanning 3,200 square feet. These are the only two suites on the resort’s top floor, providing a completely private and intimate experience.






By Zachary Kussin,  New York POST – May 18, 2016

Savvy buyers in pursuit of summer property located slightly closer to Manhattan but still near the Hampton’s social scene are flocking west of the Shinnecock Canal, a landmark unofficially known as the gateway to the Hamptons. It’s no surprise: With a median west-of-canal sale price of $550,000 – considerably below the $1.28 million median tallied further out east, according to appraisers Miller Samuel – there are attractive deals on offer.




5 Hamptons Neighborhoods You Need to Buy Into Right Now

By Carlos Lacayo, Haute Living – February 19, 2015
“Hampton Bays has experienced the most appreciation in sales volume and price appreciation as a percentage, and what that means is people are discovering Hampton Bays in a big way…Ponquogue Point is one example of the up-tick in the desirability of the community.”


In Hampton Bays, Ponquogue Point

February 12, 2015, Architects + Artisans
“The vernacular of cedar shingles with white trim, stone chimneys and copper roofs is familiar enough. But the flow and interaction of forms make all the difference here – creating a backdrop for dialog, rather than churning out row after row of townhomes.”


Tour the Decorated Models at the New Ponquogue Point Development

By Laura Euler, Curbed Hamptons – July 22, 2015
“The new Ponquogue Point development in Hampton Bays has just opened the first decorated models by well-known Hamptons design firm Mabley Handler. The first is the two-bedroom Summer Nautical model, and the decoration certainly lives up to its name, with a jaunty red, white, and blue color scheme and lots of nautical references. We quite like the graphic framed semaphore flags and the driftwood-colored cabinetry in the kitchen and master bath.”


Ponquogue Point: New Luxury Condos in Hampton Bays

By Joe Alexander,  Resident Magazine – May 2015
“Smart buyers who don’t want the burden of traditional home ownership are talking about Ponquogue Point in Hampton Bays. This new luxury waterfront community comprised of 23 condominiums is within walking distance of Ponquogue Beach, which rivals the beauty of any sandy stretch on the East End.”


Chatting with Mabley Handler about the Stylish New Ponquogue Point Development

By Laura Euler, Curbed Hamptons – April 23, 2015
“Ponquogue Point is an exciting new development in Hampton Bays. The project is named after that stretch of land along Shinnecock Bay. The three-acre development will feature 23 units in four cedar-shingled buildings, pool, boat launch facilities and 300 feet of dock space.”


Designing for a New Home

By Dawn Watson, Building the Hamptons – Summer 2015
“Those who purchase at Ponquogue Point will have the opportunity of Mabley Handler’s expert guidance in selecting everything from paint and trim to floor finishes and kitchen and bathroom design…The team will also consult with their clients on upgrade requests, such as custom built-ins, media systems and more.”


Experts Talk Merits of Condominiums and Gated Developments

Moderated by Michael Braverman, Hamptons Magazine – June 26, 2015
“I’m really excited about Ponquogue Point in Hampton Bays as well. That’s bringing attention back to Hampton Bays that it might have lost a couple years ago to Montauk. You’re bringing people back into the restaurants and business district of Hampton Bays, so I’m sure that will be a great asset.”


Hamptons Buyers Seek Worry-Free Turnkey Properties

By Dawn Watson, The New York Observer – June 24, 2015
“People want home ownership but with the perks that they are used to in their apartment buildings or vacation resorts,’ said Austin Handler. ‘Luxury turnkey adds to their precious time here so they can really concentrate on the 48 hours of the weekend to just relax and enjoy themselves.”

Hampton Bays is Headed for an Upgrade

By Dawn Watson, Hamptons Cottages & Gardens – June 2015
“Toward the beach, at the foot of Ponquogue Bridge, Ponquogue Point is set to open its model condo soon. The complex’s 24 one-, two-, and three-bedroom units range in size from 1,000 to 2,500 square feet”


New waterfront community in Hampton Bays

By Danielle Braff, Newsday – April 22, 2015
“A new waterfront community is expected to be completed by midsummer in Hampton Bays. Twenty-three town houses are being built where the old Allen’s Acres Resort Motel was at 68 Foster Avenue.”


Hamptons Real Estate: Hampton Bays Rising

October 19, 2014, Dan’s Papers
“Whether it’s The New York Times writing about maximizing second-home investments “west of the Canal” or the growing number of watersport enthusiasts crisscrossing the waters beneath Ponquogue Bridge, the message that Hampton Bays is a market on the move has never been more evident.”