The latest South Fork condominium complex, Harbor’s Edge, offers buyers both the appeal of local living as well as the international appeal of high design.
The views from Harbor’s Edge, a rarefied new condominium complex in the village of Sag Harbor, include a labyrinth of picturesque docks, silvery waters, and a bird’s-eye view of a sky painted with fiery pastels at sunset. Rows of yachts, not cars, line up across the street. There is a sumptuous 50-foot rooftop lap pool and shaded areas where people can just relax or read. The master bathrooms in the suites boast rain-shower showerheads and heated floors. Clearly, no detail has been overlooked.
“I’m dedicating myself to this project until we bring it to fruition,” Halstead Property’s Keith Green says of the building’s 15 units, which start at $2.25 million for a two- or three-bedroom, 2,000-square-foot home facing the harbor, and go up to $4.1 million; penthouses list in the range of $5 million to $6 million. “We already have two penthouses under contract; we’re in active discussions on five more units. We are, in all, a set of 15 condominium homes on the water in the Hamptons.”
Adding to the allure of the project are interiors designed by Bradley Stephens of Stephens Design Group, who has designed homes for such high-profile clients as Anderson Cooper and Soledad O’Brien. “‘Condo by the water’ doesn’t begin to describe what Harbor’s Edge is,” says Stephens. “The façade really fits into the surroundings, and the finishes are exquisite.”
When it came time to design the model unit, Green and the developer, Joseph LoMonaco of Water Street Development, gave Stephens a profile of a likely Harbor’s Edge buyer. “[They described] someone who had owned several homes in the Hamptons over the years, was tired of all the maintenance that is required for a larger property, and wanted a design that looked as if it had evolved over time, with a story behind each piece,” says Stephens, who filled the model unit with midcentury, vintage, and contemporary furnishings. “They wanted the place to feel as if the person living there could keep his or her things from a lifetime of travel and adventure, but express that in a smaller space.”
When people are in the Hamptons, they want to feel as if they are somewhere far away.”—Keith Green
Consequently, a sense of world travel can be seen in the model unit’s accents—slices of polished agate featured on the shelves came from the Paris Flea Market. David Weeks Studio created the modernist chandelier over the dining table, which adds architectural interest without detracting from the views. The vintage Knoll dining table is by Warren Platner, and the 1950s, camel-colored leather chairs surrounding it are by André Sornay. Tall white totems, from High Style Deco in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, suggest a well-traveled resident. The sculptural, polishedbrass lamp beside the couch comes from Maison Charles in Paris.
All 15 of the apartments have chic, modern fireplaces, and over in the model unit, Stephens placed a dreamy canvas by Kryn Olsen, an artist who grew up in Michigan but paints in East Hampton. The tones in the piece echo the picturesque waterscape outside.
In the master bedroom, Rubelli did the fabric upholstery on panels covering one wall. The sparkling crystal lamps on the side tables are vintage, with shades that Stephens had made by Illumé, New York. The beds are by Savoir, the Bentley of bedroom furniture, and the leatherwrapped desk from Roman Thomas is paired with a Gio Ponti chair from Antiqueria Tribeca. Rugs for the project were custom-woven by Merida. “There was a 10-step process to get the hardwood floors to look like driftwood,” says Green. “When people are in the Hamptons, they want to feel as if they are somewhere far away.”
For Green, what sells his clients on Harbor’s Edge is the ease of condominium living combined with the small-town charm of the village. “It is estimated that you need a Rolodex of 13 phone numbers to keep a house going on the East End on an annual basis,” he says. “That’s why people choose condominium living.”
For him, it is also about the welcoming, hometown feeling of Sag Harbor. “Living here, I count the woman who owns the bookstore on Main Street as my friend,” says Green, who is currently living at Harbor’s Edge. “I walk up a few more blocks, and the woman whose family has owned the liquor store for three generations and her husband wave at me. When I walk past Schiavoni’s Market, I hear, ‘Good morning, Keith.’ Everyone knows me at the hardware store. Everyone is on a first-name basis here. It doesn’t get any better than this.” 21 Water st., Sag Harbor, 702-7599