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WITH OLDE TOWNE, JOHN EAN HAS CRE­ATED AN EX­CLU­SIVE EN­CLAVE IN THE HEART OF SOUTHAMP­TON VIL­LAGE DE­SIGNED TO STAND THE TEST OF TIME. BY EMILY WEITZ

Hamptons Magazine - - Con­tents -

With Olde Towne, John Kean has cre­ated an ex­clu­sive en­clave in Southamp­ton Vil­lage de­signed to stand the test of time.

It’s not that John Kean wasn’t on the map be­fore Olde Towne in Southamp­ton Vil­lage made its mark. With three decades of ex­pe­ri­ence de­sign­ing and build­ing hun­dreds of res­i­dences and dozens of projects, Kean al­ready had a solid rep­u­ta­tion as a de­signer, builder, and devel­oper. But Olde Towne, a sprawl­ing 43-acre par­cel with four lux­u­ri­ous spec homes, might just be his legacy.

“Olde Towne is the amal­gam of the best cus­tom de­tails and su­pe­rior sys­tems Kean [De­vel­op­ment] does,” says Kean. “My con- stant chal­lenge is cre­at­ing and leav­ing a legacy of time­less struc­tures that are safe, func­tional, and un­de­ni­ably beau­ti­ful. My great­est hope is that Olde Towne will stand the test of time.”

Lo­cated within walk­ing dis­tance of the ocean and the town, the de­vel­op­ment is cen­tered on a lus­cious green, with shin­gled ex­te­ri­ors that re­flect the his­toric qual­ity of Southamp­ton. “With its ma­ture, heav­ily treed land­scape, it was im­por­tant to give Olde Towne a sense of grandeur, sta­bil­ity, and, of course, beauty,” Kean says.

But the in­te­ri­ors have a fresh, mod­ern ap­peal that fuses artis­tic, tech­no­log­i­cal, his­tor­i­cal, and en­vi­ron­men­tal sen­si­bil­i­ties. “Hav­ing de­signed and built nu­mer­ous cus­tom res­i­dences in the Hamp­tons over the years, I knew what we would have to do on a grander level,” says Kean. “Chal­lenges are my forte, but Olde Towne is truly a unique propo­si­tion. Each home has been de­signed and built as an in­di­vid­ual en­deavor—but in keep­ing with the com­mu­nity as a whole.” 5 Main St., Cold Spring Har­bor, 631-367-9696; ke­an­de­vel­op­ment.com

Clock­wise from top left: The façade of Sum­mer House, part of John Kean’s Olde Towne de­vel­op­ment, at dusk; the house’s break­fast area and great room; the pool house, pool, and fire pit; the lower-level bas­ket­ball court. above: John Kean.

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