By Jeffrey Slonim | September 20, 2016 | Home & Real Estate
Compass agent Evan Kulman’s lifelong career in real estate brings added value when pairing clients with Hamptons homes.
This gorgeous, graceful seven-bedroom traditional home at 335 Mitchells Lane in Bridgehampton, featuring sweeping lawns and mature landscaping, is listed by Evan Kulman for $6.5 million.
While many top brokers in the Hamptons chose real estate as a second career, Compass agent Evan Kulman knew what he wanted to do from a very young age. “I achieved my real estate license when I was 18 years old,” he says. After a full career in property management and leasing for the largest owner of commercial office buildings in the United States, Kulman bought a weekend retreat on the East End. Eight years later, he moved into it full-time. Then he set about building, buying, selling, and renovating houses.
Prime listing: “I’m selling a beautiful cedar-shingled house, 8,000 square feet on 1.4 acres on Mitchells Lane in Bridgehampton horse country,” says Kulman. The $6.5 million listing “has five fireplaces, seven bedrooms, and 7.5 baths.”
Guiding principle: “Pick the right location and understand where the market may be going. That will help dictate how much you invest.”
Hamptons hobbies: “I love the outdoors, anything with nature, beach, or water. I’m also a big indoor cyclist, so you’ll find me at SoulCycle. And yes, I have met customers while riding.”
Choice dining: “I’m a big foodie: Fresno. Beacon in Sag Harbor—their steak is my favorite. The Palm and Blue Parrot in East Hampton.”
His own Hamptons home: “Outside, it’s a traditional East Hampton village-style home. Inside, it’s extremely modern. I love Mid-century Modern, and I love the way people mix old furniture with new homes.”
Secret to selling: “People think they know what they want when they start looking for a home. I show them what they’re saying they want, but always throw in a curveball or two. And many times they end up purchasing the curveball. Getting to know my customers is part of the process, to understand what truly makes them light up.” 2405 Main St., Bridgehampton, 707-9444
photography Courtesy of Compass (property); by Deb Kalas (portrait)
June 27, 2017