Quality, location and trust are key ingredients when it comes to hiring a builder or architect to create your dream home, Kenneth A. Yerves Jr., owner of Montauk Homes, LLC and part owner of Amagansett Estates, LLC is very familiar with building superior homes and rendering those dreams.
Yerves has been in the business for over 25 years and is known for quality craftsmanship and creating elegant designs. His portfolio has grown over the years and his clientele has expanded in the past decade to the Hamptons. Originally from Bayport on the south shore of Long Island, Yerves gravitated like many of us to the beauty and openness of the East End.
In 2004, he moved to Montauk and designed and built a bed and breakfast, The Dream Inn, which he runs with his wife, Laureen. Since moving to Montauk, Kenneth has designed and built over 20 new homes, in addition to a major renovation to one of Montauk’s most prominent Main Street stores. “I really enjoy giving people what they want and making the experience enjoyable for them” he shared.
Yerves’ latest project is Amagansett Estates, which he’s developing with an investor. The venture will include four individual homes, nestled on approximately one-acre properties, located just west of Main Street, across from the bank in Amagansett.
Amagansett is a sought-after address in the Hamptons because of its beauty, charm and rich history. The quaint hamlet of Amagansett was founded in 1680 and is home to the historic Amelia’s Cottage, the Marine Museum and the ever-so-popular Stephen Talkhouse. (You can read a story about Amagansett’s rich artistic history on page 53.) Each of the four homes being built will offer a private and natural setting, capturing the tranquility and peacefulness that is the East End. The first of the four designs will be a 5,300-square-foot six-bedroom, shingle-style home complete with a pool and pool house as well as a spacious outdoor living area.
Yerves teamed up with East End architect Fred Throo to design the homes. Throo’s architectural designs for Amagansett Estates were the perfect match for Yerves, as both professionals are known for their tasteful custom workmanship and quality finishing touches.
“Building and designing your own home is not as difficult as it seems. We take the clients ‘wish list’ and give them exactly what they want so the house will take on that individual’s own personality. The client will not have to compromise on any aspect of the home,” shared Yerves.
“Amagansett Estates is the ideal location. Close to the beach, two minutes from the train station. . Montauk is known for its beaches, surfing, fishing, hiking and bird watching,” said Yerves. One could add to this list some new Montauk attractions including “celebrity watching,” world-class dining and night-clubbing. “To its west is East Hampton, providing Park Avenue stores combined with local shops, great restaurants and, of course, an amazing beach,” Yerves continued.
When Yerves is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and being close to nature. “We love the crazy fun in the summer and the amazing peacefulness of the off season,” shared Yerves. “The best thing about living on the East End is having the comfort of a small town and yet being close enough to Manhattan.”
Amagansett Estates is an exclusive private community. The project is underway, breaking ground this fall and slated to be ready for occupancy in the late spring of 2013. For more information, please contact Montauk Homes, LLC at 631-668-4907.