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JUST TWO BUILDER SHOWCASE HOMES REMAIN!

November 7, 2016 – The Hamlet Estates, one of the most prestigious gated communities on the North Shore, is getting closer to a sell-out each week, and now just two builder showcase model homes remain available. The Lancaster ranch residence, priced at a remarkable $825,500, offers 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, a study/office, 2-car garage and included builder upgrades like a full basement and custom fireplace. The Kensington two-story home offers 4 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, 2-car garage and builder upgrades that include an oversized property, basement and fireplace. Of course, these homes also offer a unique club lifestyle with a gated entry, luxurious clubhouse, private lake, resort-style pool and spa, and much more. A limited selection of estate lots is still offered, with home prices beginning at $729,900. For more details, please call 631-862-7300.

Exterior View of The Lancaster Home Model.

The Lancaster. Immediate Occupancy.

Exterior View Of The Kensington Home Model.

The Kensington. Immediate Occupancy.

3 Fall Décor Tips For A Long Island Autumn.

It’s beginning to feel like fall on Long Island. As the temperature cools and the leaves start to change colors, it’s the perfect time to warm up the inside of your home by bringing in some of those autumn hues. Ready to turn your Long Island estate home into a cozy autumn retreat? Follow these fall décor tips and autumn decorating ideas.

Fall Décor Tips and Autumn Decorating Ideas

  1. Deck the Décor
    Fall décor is all about bringing the outside in. Nothing does that better than decorating your interior with natural elements like twig wreaths, fallen leaf collages and foliage centerpieces.
  2. Embrace the Burnt
    Burnt red, sienna and umber accents will bring the feeling of fall into every room of your house. The best part, you don’t have to go overboard with new furniture and paint. Just swap out your throw pillows and blankets for something with a touch of burnt orange or brown.
  3. Add a Pinch of Pumpkin
    While pumpkins are the essential fall fruit (yes, it is technically a fruit), it’s easy to over do it. All you need are a few various-sized pumpkins here and there to set the autumn mood. While jack o’lanterns may be fun for the kids, painting a pumpkin in a two-tone pattern or decorating it with a lace doily can add a more elegant fall flare.

Now that you know how to add some fall décor to your Long Island estate home, put these decorating tips to use and share the finished product with us on twitter @TheHamletEstate.

LONG ISLAND RESTAURANT WEEK RETURNS OCTOBER 30TH!

October 14, 2016 – Good news for Long Island gourmets: the much-appreciated Long Island “Restaurant Week” returns again this year, offering eight days of delicious meals and deals throughout Long Island! The fest takes place from Sunday, October 30th through Sunday, November 6th, 2016 and marks the tenth anniversary for the fall version of the event (a Spring week was added in 2011 due to popular demand). This fall over 250 area restaurants will be participating, with venues ranging from Garden City to Montauk, and embracing all kinds of quality cuisine. Diners will enjoy a 3-course prix-fixe meal for $27.95; the price includes a choice of an appetizer, an entrée and a dessert (drinks, taxes and gratuities are additional; please note that Saturday dinners are only offered before 7 PM). For additional details, and for a list of participating restaurants, please go to www.longislandrestaurantweek.com and bon appetite!

TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO OWN A NEW ESTATE HOME AT THE HAMLET ESTATES!

September 6, 2016 – Summer sales activity at The Hamlet Estates continued to be strong throughout the summer months, and now only nine new estate lots remain for purchase at this limited edition neighborhood. “Home seekers realize that a gated, club community like The Hamlet Estates offers a rare opportunity to enjoy an exceptional lifestyle,” noted Roseanne Murray, Director of Sales at the community. “And, as we get closer to a sellout, sales activity has been stronger and stronger!” The Hamlet Estates’ exclusive club lifestyle includes a gated and attended entry, a spectacular clubhouse with a luxurious great room and a health center with Life Fitness ® equipment, resort-style pools, private lakes, putting green and more. The custom and semi-custom ranch and two-story homes are currently priced from $719,900. There are also three special builder homes that are available for immediate occupancy. For more details, please call 631-862-7300.

LAST 12 ESTATE LOTS NOW AVAILABLE AT THE HAMLET ESTATES!

August 2, 2016 — The most luxurious gated estate lots in Suffolk County now number twelve, thanks to strong summer sales activity in this sought-after residential neighborhood. The Hamlet Estates at St. James, created by the award-winning Holiday Organization, offers discerning home seekers extraordinary custom and semi-custom ranch and two-story estate homes. The Hamlet Estates also offers an exceptional club lifestyle that includes an attended and gated entry, a private clubhouse with spectacular great room and health center with Life Fitness ® equipment, resort-style pools, private lakes, putting green and much more. Home prices begin at $899,900. For more information, please call 631-862-7300.

SMITH HAVEN MALL ANNOUNCES SUMMER CONCERT SERIES!

July 5, 2016 – Residents of The Hamlet Estates will again be just a few minutes away from a seasonal series of outdoor concerts, which will be performed right across the street at the Smith Haven Mall every Thursday from July 7th through September 22nd. The weekly events will host a wide range of well-known cover bands, celebrating some of music’s favorite names, including The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis, Eagles, Billy Joel, Journey, Bon Jovi and more. The concerts will take place outside the Lifestyle Village each Thursday evening from 7 PM to 8:30 PM.

MAY WAS A MERRY MONTH FOR SALES AT THE HAMLET ESTATES!

June 1, 2016 – Sales activity at The Hamlet Estates at St. James was very strong during the month of May, according to Roseanne Murray, the community’s Director of Sales, with over two and one-half million dollars in new sales recorded. “Home seekers definitely appreciate the unique opportunity The Hamlet offers,” Ms. Murray noted. “The choice of home designs is unparalleled, and residents just love the lifestyle that is available.” Among the many sought-after amenities that are included is an attended gatehouse entrance, a lavishly appointed and equipped clubhouse, two private lakes, a resort-style pool and spa, tennis, basketball, bocce, playground and lakeside putting green. The Hamlet Estates is now almost 90% sold out so interested families are invited to visit soon. The sales office and models are open daily; closed Wednesdays. Prices currently begin at $699,900. For more information, please call 631-862- 7300.

RESORT-STYLE LIVING MAKES SUMMER MORE FUN AT THE HAMLET ESTATES!

May 25, 2016 – With the calendar showing that the summer season is just around the corner, residents of The Hamlet Estates can plan to get outdoors and enjoy some of their own private resort-style amenities. The outdoor swimming pool, oversized spa, children’s pool and sundeck will be open for the season beginning Saturday, May28th. Scheduled hours are 10 AM to 89 PM daily. The paddleboats are also out on the private lakes and residents are invited to contact the clubhouse staff to request a boat and arrange for life jackets.

LONG ISLAND HOME SALES ON UPSWING AGAIN!

April 9, 2016 – The latest statistics clearly demonstrate a positive trend for Long Island residential real estate. Showcasing the recently released facts, look at today’s front-page headline in Newsday: “Long Island Home Sales Soar.”

Here are some of the highlights from the story:
– Home closings for Nassau in March are up 25%.
– Home closings for Suffolk in March are up almost 8%.
– Contract signings year over year in Nassau are up 29%.
– Contract signings year over year in Suffolk are up 36%.

The March gains represent the second straight month of solid improvement for Long Island. And, according to the Newsday story, analysts predict a busy spring season for home sales!

ST. JAMES WELCOMES NEW ITALIAN FAVORITE

March 2016 – Delicious news for the residents of The Hamlet Estates: Spuntino has opened its second Long Island location and it’s getting rave reviews. “Casual but not when it comes to the cooking” one diner said happily. “Like your Italian Nona used to make…even if you’re not Italian!” another enthused. This trendy new spot in St. James is known for its brick-oven pizza, but the menu goes far beyond that welcome staple and offers something for everyone, from tasty appetizers to fresh salads to yummy main courses – and, of course, wonderful desserts too. The original Spuntino is still a strong favorite in Dix Hills, but this new outpost is a welcome addition to the local dining scene. The restaurant, which is located at 420 North County Road in St. James, is open for lunch and dinner daily, and also offers catering for special events. For more information, call 631-686-6700.