Real Estate News & Notes: Christie Brinkley, Parrish Architectural Sessions, Top Sales Producers

Music mogul David Geffen has reportedly bought Cody House, Courtney Sale Ross’s East Hampton estate. Listed last year for $75 million, the property’s price was reduced to $67.5 million. The estate includes multiple residences on 5 acres with Georgica Pond frontage.

The Parrish Art Museum is presenting the third installment of Architectural Sessions—an ongoing series co-presented with AIA Peconic and moderated by architect Maziar Behrooz AIA—this Saturday, April 12, at noon. Called “Five Minutes Max,” the series’ new format features 12 East End architects who will give five-minute presentations of 15 images for exactly 20 seconds each. The Parrish based the format of Five Minutes Max on the popular PechaKucha Night Hamptons—rapid-fire presentations from creative professionals working on the East End.

According to Behrooz, the goal of the program is to create “a tapestry of presentations about architecture on the East End in a way that distinguishes local architects as experts on the subject.”

At the event, each architect will discuss a topic or theme specific to projects they have designed in the region. The featured architects include:

Hideaki Ariizumi AIA and Glynis Berry AIA– Founders, Studio A/B Architecture
John Berg AIA – Berg Design Architects
Bill Chaleff AIA – Partner, Chaleff & Rogers Architects
Jonathan Foster AIA – Principal, nyArchitect
Maxine Nachtigal Liao AIA – Principal, Maxine Nachtigal Liao
Nick Martin AIA – Founder, Martin Architects
Michael McCrum AIA – Principal, McCrum Architects
James Merrell AIA – Principal, James Merrell Architects
John Rose AIA – John David Rose Architects PC
Steve Schappacher AIA – Co-Founder, Schappacher White Architecture DPC
Ric Stott AIA – Principal, Flynn + Stott Architects
Fred H. Throo AIA – Principal, Fred Throo Architects and Architecture One, PC

UPDATE APRIL 11Christie Brinkley tweets that rumors she is considering putting Tower Hill on the market are false. More details here.

Brown Harris Stevens, the exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, has announced its top sales and rental producers in the East End of Long Island market for 2013. Cody House, executive managing director of Brown Harris Stevens of the Hamptons said, “We especially recognize the efforts of Christopher Burnside as he receives this accolade for the 13th consecutive year for his sales record in the Bridgehampton market.” Here are Brown Harris Stevens’ 2013 Top Sales Producers:

Kieran Brew and Jennifer Brew, Amagansett
Martha Gundersen, East Hampton
Christopher Burnside, Bridgehampton
Howard Schultz, Sag Harbor
John Vitello, Southampton
Marcia Altman, Westhampton Beach
Marianne Collins, North Fork

2013 Top Rental Producer:

Christopher Burnside, Bridgehampton

Richard Gere has lowered the asking price of Strongheart Manor, his North Haven estate. The property includes multiple houses on 6.3 waterfront acres. Listed for $65 million last year, its new price tag is $56 million.

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and wife Sheri Kersch-Schultz are seeking legalization of a caretaker’s apartment on their 4-acre East Hampton estate. The apartment is now twice its original size. An attorney for the couple argued on their behalf at last week’s East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals meeting.

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