Hamptons Cheat Sheet

Michael Bloomberg (credit: David Shankbone and Mark Jenney via Wikimedia)

From The Real Deal: That’s not a soda stain: Maid’s lawsuit against Bloomberg’s Hamptons estate alleges rampant sex, discrimination

Every surface in Michael Bloomberg’s 22,000-square-foot Southampton mansion may need an extra scrubbing. Two managers of the $20 million compound were recently sued by a former housekeeper, Nelly Amaya, who alleges that the couple made a habit of getting busy (and not in the sense of being very productive) all over the property. In the lawsuit, Amaya claims she once heard the randy pair plotting to “have sex in the billiard room in the basement, next to the laundry room.” Two weeks into the job, a fellow worker warned her to be careful when she entered rooms because she could easily walk in on the couple, the suit also alleges. Bloomberg himself was not named in the lawsuit filed against the property management entity, Ballyshear LLC; the two managers and a human resources employee. The maid described the former mayor as a “good boss” who was “really respectful.” [NYP]

Former Nixon staffer buys Westhampton home for $4M

And he must maintain integrity of the house! Howard Cox Jr., a partner at venture capital firm Greylock Partners and a former staffer in the Office of the Secretary of Defense under the Nixon Administration, shelled out $4 million for a nearly 3,000-square-foot home on Sunswyck Lane. Sitting on a 1.4-acre lot, the home has five bedrooms and five bathrooms. The new owner’s brother Edward, who’s the chairman of the New York Republican State Committee, also has a Nixon connection: he’s married to one of the 37th president’s two daughters, Tricia. [27E]

$45M spec house with transparent pool will be built in Bridgehampton

Because transparency is hot these days: Renderings reveal that developer Jay Bialsky’s latest project, a $45 million contemporary oceanside home, will have a glass-walled pool. The Andre Kikoski-designed home, spanning 10,000 square feet of interior space, will also feature a triple height glass atrium, open-plan living area, rooftop garden, home theater, wine cellar, office, sauna, and six-car garage. It will have seven bedrooms, as well as an outdoor dining pavilion with a bar, kitchen, and fire pit. Bespoke Real Estate has the listing. [LLNYC]

Become Eli Manning’s summer neighbor for $18.75M

For those who dream of tossing the pigskin across a property line shared with one of the New York Giants’ most recognizable players: your moment has arrived. The brand new beach house at 65 Dune Road has hit the market for$18.75 million, and it’s right next door to Manning’s summer home. The 9,300-square-foot contemporary residence sits on a 1.4-acre lot and contains eight bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a wine cellar, butler’s pantry, and a glass-enclosed media room. Better act fast: according to a representative from listing brokerage Nest Seekers, the house has already generated interest from multiple buyers, including an undisclosed NFL player. [Curbed]

Andrew Cuomo’s sister-in-law to launch luxury lifestyle magazine on the East End

Channeling lifestyle guru Gwyneth Paltrow, the sister-in-law of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is launching a luxury magazine in the Hamptons that’ll cover healthy living. “Wellness is the new luxury,” Cristina Cuomo told the New York Post. “We make choices every day in style, culture, design, fitness and food — and wellness is at the center of them all.” Dubbed Hamptons Purist, the glossy quarterlies will hit Southampton newsstands on Memorial Day weekend. Cuomo, wife of CNN’s Chris Cuomo, is the former editor-in-chief of Manhattan and Beach magazines. [LLNYC]

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