Hamptons Real Estate – Gotta Luv It
Photos Christopher Wells
Buyers in the Hamptons want the ultimate experience in their own home be it a private golf course, equestrian center, full spa, helipad, bowling alley, or even a roof top tennis court.
Architect Philip Rossillo and Builder John DeVito of 456 Development Group launched their latest project, 100 Crescent, during a Sunset Cocktail Party to benefit Autism Speaks on Saturday, August 22, 2015 in Water Mill, New York. In this case the roof top cocktail venue was a tennis court.
You might say necessity was the mother of invention. The waterfront lot with views over Mecox Bay had to adhere to certain setback rules because of conservation. In order to keep the tennis court oriented in the proper north/south direction the logical place would be… the roof.
Rossillo stated, “We’re on the water so there are limitations on the site but we wanted the tennis court oriented in the proper direction. It blended. But more than a tennis court, the design was in the way the house is oriented towards the views with the pool and the bay.” The house is listed for 17.9 million.
Rossillo also places his designs in the context of the neighborhood. Here the idea was to design a traditional shingle style front which transitions to a more modern rear with open views.
The challenges of the rooftop tennis court had more to do with the vibration than the weight, but the design creates a “buzz” of its own. “It’s radical, different and expensive but we knew it would build excitement,” says Rossillo. “We are developers but we’re giving people a little bit more, and they appreciate it.”
Tennis Pro Cory Hubbard and 18-year-old rising star, Abraham Asaba, who can serve at speeds that exceed 130 mph played on the rooftop tennis court. Hubbard is the D1 Head Coach at Monmouth University where Asaba will be attending this fall.
The silent auction, which featured artwork from today’s hottest artists raised over $10,000 to benefit Autism Speaks.
The 456 Development Group explains, “We are proud of our team’s decision to support Autism Speaks. 456 Development Group chose to support Autism Speaks because of their mission to raise awareness and crack the puzzle for all those who struggle with autism. One of 456 Development Group’s team members, Samir Shah, has supported Autism Speaks over the past several years, raising over $150,000 for this worthy charity. We look forward to continuing our charitable activities as an important part of our business.”
About 100 Crescent:
100 Crescent is an environmentally conscious, luxury home that overlooks Mecox Bay and Flying Point Beach and features the first and only residential rooftop tennis court in the Hamptons. House amenities include: a rooftop Arthur Ashe Stadium-grade tennis court, 6 spacious bedrooms, 8.5 baths, an oval shaped multi-media theater, gym and spa, wine cellar, elevator, spiral staircases, millwork lined library, 9,000 square-feet of mahogany decking, and a custom designed 2- sided infinity edge pool that is connected to a 10ft X 20ft spa. Learn more here: http://www.100crescent.com