Wainscott one-room schoolhouse

Wainscott one-room schoolhouse

In most communities, the school is larger than most of the homes…not in Wainscott, NY

Well…it looks like the pendulum is starting to swing against the developers. This is the first time in a long time that we have seen a building application denied for a home like this on a large lot.

Jeffrey Colle is a terrific builder and has built several beautiful large estate homes, here in the Hamptons.  I imagine another application will follow this one.

By Carolyn Kormann, The East Hampton Press

“The property’s owner, Jeffrey Colle and 55 Wainscott Hollow LLC, submitted a site-plan application to build the house, along with a tennis court, pool and pool house in early 2008. Since then, neighbors, who have been represented by a resident of Wainscott Hollow Road, attorney David Eagan, have been concerned about the size of the proposed house, and that its construction would harm some of the property’s prime agricultural soil and possibly alter or destroy the historic 1802 Edwards farmhouse that sits on the property next to the site of the proposed mansion.”

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