Two For One On North Haven's Robertson Drive - 27 East

Real Estate News

Real Estate News / 1404530

Two For One On North Haven’s Robertson Drive

icon 1 Photo
43 Robertson Drive, North Haven. CORCORAN

43 Robertson Drive, North Haven. CORCORAN

author on Nov 30, 2016

Anyone using asbestos on North Haven had better watch out—Perry Weitz is moving into the neighborhood. The co-founder of the Manhattan law firm Weitz & Luxenberg, which has raked in billions in asbestos-related litigation, recently closed on two adjacent properties in the village, paying a total of $26.5 million for them.

The larger of the two waterfront parcels on Robertson Drive, at 5.5 acres, has an 11,000-square-foot residence containing five bedrooms and 7.5 baths. It was built in 2008 “to resemble an old-world estate,” we’re told, and it faces west to take full advantage of sunsets over Noyac Bay. The house has a gourmet open kitchen, double living rooms, formal dining room, paneled library, a gallery to display art, three fieldstone fireplaces, a wine cellar, and stone-covered porches. Outside are a pool and 3,000 square feet of covered porches with an outdoor fireplace. The second parcel is 4.14 acres of vacant land right next door, for a total just shy of 10 acres of prime real estate.

Perry Weitz was born and raised in Brooklyn. According to the law firm’s website, he was “blessed by nurturing parents” who “instilled in him at a tender age the importance of resisting wrongdoers, of never standing idly by or looking the other way when the strong use their muscle or positions of privilege” to abuse those with less. He graduated from the Hofstra University School of Law in 1983 and two years later was admitted to practice law in New York State.

He co-founded Weitz & Luxenberg in 1986, and the firm’s first major case was suing on behalf of 36 workers who became sick after working at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, who wound up receiving $52.5 million of the $75 million judgment. The law firm went on to represent clients in hundreds of lawsuits involving asbestos and mesothelioma, resulting in judgments totaling over $8 billion. As a result, Mr. Weitz is a wealthy man. According to an article by Richard Johnson published last year in the New York Post, “Weitz regularly flies to his ranch outside Aspen, Colo., on his $30 million Challenger 605, which costs at least $40,000 per trip.” That ranch is reported to be 44 acres, and Mr. Weitz also owns two yachts to use when not on terra firma. Next spring, will one of them be pulling into the marina next to the Long Wharf in Sag Harbor?

You May Also Like:

‘Sugar Cube House’ Sells With Last Asking Price Of $12 Million

Designed by renowned architect and interior designer Daniel Romualdez, a Southampton Village residence known as ... 2 Mar 2021 by Staff Writer

Community Preservation Fund Revenue For January Is Up 132 Percent

The Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund raised $21.07 million across the East End in January ... by Staff Writer

Francis Fleetwood-Designed Home In Georgica Sells For $9 Million

A residence by architect Francis Fleetwood in the Georgica section of East Hampton Village recently ... by Staff Writer

State Budget Proposal Would Apply Sales Tax To Vacation Rentals

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed New York State budget calls for subjecting vacation rentals to the same state sales tax that applies to stays in hotels. If the measure is adopted, any rental on the South Fork for a period of fewer than 90 days will be costlier starting September 1. The bill aims to raise additional revenue for the cash-strapped state amid the pandemic and to level the playing field between hotels and vacation rental marketplaces, such as Airbnb and Vrbo. It is expected to raise $10 million in fiscal year 2022, which begins April 1, 2021, and then $18 ... 22 Feb 2021 by Brendan J. OReilly

Sagaponack Estate With Pond Sells For $19.8 Million

An 8-acre oceanfront estate in Sagaponack with a main residence, a carriage house and a ... by Staff Writer

Bayfront Dune Road Contemporary Sells With Last Ask Of $11 Million

After fewer than 60 days on the market, a bayfront Westhampton Beach home with a ... by Staff Writer

Water Mill South Estate Sells For $7.6 Million As Pristine Inventory Is Depleted

A south-of-the-highway Water Mill home sold for $7.63 million after a bidding war drove the ... by Staff Writer

Barons Lane Estate Sells For $38 Million

An oceanfront estate in Southampton Village that went on the market in 2017 for $55 ... 20 Feb 2021 by Staff Writer

Express Sessions: Real Estate Experts Share Views Of Current State Of The Market

A host of industry experts offered insight into the state of the East End real ... 16 Feb 2021 by Bill Sutton

Agency News: Town & Country Welcomes Riemerschmid; Morabito Team Welcomes Gray

Town & Country 
Welcomes RiemerschmidMichael Riemerschmid has joined Town & Country Real Estate’s East Hampton ... by Staff Writer

Welcome to our new website!

To see what’s new, click “Start the Tour” to take a tour.

We welcome your feedback. Please click the
“contact/advertise” link in the menu bar to email us.

Start the Tour
Landscape view not supported
Send this to a friend