Business: New Build in Sag Harbor Charm, Business Expo, Homeowner Seminar

The kitchen at 431 Main Street in Sag Harbor. Photo by Gordon M. Grant

New Build Fits into Sag Harbor Charm

For a village that boasts historic charm, new construction in Sag Harbor can feel unexpected, to say the least.

But the new 3,600-square-foot traditional at 431 Main Street is the right combination of classic architecture and modern finishes, according to Brown Harris Stevens of the Hamptons, which represents the nearly $2.8-million listing.

Sited on a .45-acre acre backing up to Mashashimuet Park, the light-filled home — developed by William Crosby Renwick with architect Erik Ajemian and interior designer Jamie Daley — features five bedrooms, five and a half baths, an expansive kitchen, family room, separate dining and living rooms, and a screened porch.

“Abundant light, high ceilings and graceful proportions lend elegance throughout,” according to the listing.

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East Wind to Host Inaugural Business Expo 

For the first time, East Wind Long Island will host a business and meeting expo — and it’s called “Not Your Average Meeting Expo” for a reason.

On Thursday, September 20, expect a traditional panel discussion by professionals in the meeting-planning industry, a keynote presentation by Steve Rizzo and a magic performance by illusionist Joe Garsetti. But attendees can also participate in an Iron Chef competition and collaborative mixology classes, network with colleagues, and meet with local vendors while sampling from a hot pretzel cart and sangria bar.

The expo will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Wading River venue, located at 5720 Route 25A in Wading River. For more information, call (631) 846-2363 or visit

First-Time Homebuyer? This Seminar Is For You

Buying a home is one of the largest investments a person will ever make. It is exciting, overwhelming and complicated, riddled with costly mistakes just waiting to happen.

Suffolk Federal is trying to change that with its Federal Home Loan Bank of New York’s First Home Club, a program designed to help first-time, moderate- to low-income homebuyers navigate the process.

“We are offering potential first-time home purchasers a wonderful opportunity to purchase the home of their dreams while saving ahead of time for all costs involved,” Ralph D. Spencer, Jr., president and CEO of Suffolk Federal, explained in a press release. “For each $1 saved, eligible members can receive $4 in matching grant funds — up to $7,500 — to use towards their down payment and closing costs.”

Suffolk Federal will host a First Time Home Buyers seminar on Tuesday, September 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hampton Bays Senior Center, located at 25 Ponquogue Avenue in Hampton Bays, where purchasers can receive a comprehensive home buying overview and information about financing options, mortgage, contracts, closings and more.

To qualify as a “first-time home buyer,” an individual and his or her spouse must not have owned a home during a three-year period prior to the purchase of the new home. To qualify for The First Home Club, a purchaser must be a Suffolk Federal member, or be member eligible, and be a first time homebuyer who is a resident of New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.

He or she must agree to complete a homebuyer counseling program with a HUD approved counseling agency in member’s geographic area, open a dedicated First Home Club savings account with Suffolk Federal, agree to save systematically on a monthly basis for a minimum of 10 months, and achieve home ownership within two years in New York or New Jersey.

Additional requirements include: a gross household income that is less than 80 percent of the median income in their current place of residence; mortgage financing from Suffolk Federal; a two-year history of receiving a consistent and reliable stream of income derived through full-time employment; and a legal, recordable retention mechanism to ensure residency for a minimum of five years.

The presentation will be given in English, but translation is available in Spanish. Registration is required. For more information, call (631) 924-8000 or email

The rear of the property at 274 Division Street in Sag Harbor.

Sag Harbor Traditional Hits the Market

Afternoon light warms this surprisingly spacious and fully renovated 4,000-square-foot Hamptons home, tucked away in the heart of Sag Harbor Village at 274 Division Street, now listed with Town & Country Real Estate for just shy of $2.8 million.

“A short jaunt to village shops, beaches, and restaurants, the smart, spirited vibe of the home begins at the front entry as crisp white paint harmonizes perfectly with the cedar shake of the front porch with two separate seating areas,” according to the listing. “Sprawling over three floors, the home is an entertainer’s dream.”

The five-bedroom home features two living rooms, a dining room with wood paneled details and a modern office with garden views and custom built-ins. A focal point is the custom-crafted wet bar, as well as a butler’s pantry.

“Found throughout the house are three fireplaces ideal for relaxing days and cozy nights,” the listing said, adding, “From the living and dining rooms French doors open to a blissful outdoor oasis replete with stunning landscaping — all perfectly lit for evening soirees.”

A wisteria-covered pergola and dining patio overlook a heated, salt water gunite pool with an electric cover. Stone steps lead to a private glade with a fire pit and seating area.

“Finally, the property features an accessory building that can be utilized as a single garage, artist’s studio, or even a pool house,” the listing said. “The choice is yours.”

For more information, call associate real estate salesperson Linda Batiancela at (516) 729-8123 or email

Full Line-Up at Golden Eagle Art Supply

Golden Eagle Art Supply’s kids classes continue this fall on Thursdays and Mondays, from 4 to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m. and 3 to 4 p.m. with Virva Hinnemo, Michele Mott, Andi Pisacano and Kate Goldman, at the East Hampton store, located at 144 North Main Street.

A two-week portrait painting workshop with Megan Euell will be held from Sunday, September 16, through Tuesday, September 18, and Sunday, September 23, to Tuesday, September 25, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. each day.

For more information, call (631) 324-0603 or visit