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Dec 16, 2008 11:15 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Calvin Klein plans to tear down controversial house

Dec 16, 2008 11:15 AM

If the ARB approves the demolition and the new design, the application still needs Zoning Board of Appeals approval before construction can go forward.

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Curt Highsmith is delusional, when he says the "final decision are made according to village code" there are numerous examples of crap houses that don't fit the venacular of the village that his board has agreed with. Most boards accross the state have an advisor ( who is usually an architect, historian or both) to advise the (lay) people onthe board as to the appropriateness of individual projects based upon a professinal objective opinion. I n So Village we have Curtiss, an engineer, and a ...more
By eastender09 (22), southampton on Dec 17, 08 4:48 PM
how about they get a building mover to cut the house into about 30 different pieces and have the pieces transported to different struggling families throughout the island.
By remington (5), manorville on Dec 17, 08 7:28 PM
the castle has been here for a long time. it is a landmark for boats on the water and for people to see. it brings personality to dune rd (meadow lane).
By inletkid (1), southampton on Dec 18, 08 4:19 PM
ANY type of dwelling should not be built that close to the ocean - period. Tear it down, no new building. Managed retreat.
By Undertow (64), Southampton on Dec 19, 08 11:33 AM
Get rid of that castle and let CK build a more modest home.
By PrivateerMatt (390), Weesuck Creek , EQ on Dec 20, 08 1:51 PM
It his property, let him decide the style of dwelling he wants, Plus, such a large project, both demolition and building will provide work for many people here on Long Island!!
By julie (2), East Hampton on Dec 21, 08 2:40 PM
I lived in the house with my wife and first child where I worked as caretaker for the Holzers. At the time, the house had something like 50 rooms. Seemed quite large enough. We had a marvelous time there. Jane and Lennie were lovely to us. We have gone back from time to time and cannot fathom what sort of mind would do some of the things that were done. Mr. Klein should be allowed to do as he asks. Whatever he does will be quite tasteful and livable. Something like Mr. Du Pont's vision of ...more
By Mfinn (1), Garden City on Jan 6, 09 11:22 AM
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