Helen Codling Halsted, who owned the parcel of land which would become Barnes Landing back in the 1950s, had a vision of what she wanted the area to look like. As the original developer of the land, she had the power to approve or disapprove all plans and specifications for new homes and additions.
Upon her death, Halsted passed this approval process on to the Barnes Landing Association. On September 7, 1970, a document (LIBER 6813, PAGE 541) authorizing this transfer of power was filed with the Clerk of Suffolk County, Lester M. Albertson.
The Association established an Architectural Review Committee (ARC) to continue on with Mrs. Halsted’s wishes. The purpose of this committee – comprised of architects, zoning planners and other professionals within the community – is to consider plans and specifications of all buildings and additions in Barnes Landing.
It is the responsibility of all property owners in the association who anticipate building or making outside renovations to an existing structure to send the plans in a timely manner to the Review Committee. They can be addressed to:
The Barnes Landing Association, P.O. Box 756, Amagansett, New York 11937
attention: Architectural Review Committee. Alternately they may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The building and renovation process includes obtaining the proper permits with the Town of East Hampton. Homeowners that do not get approval from the ARC prior to a renovation or build will not be able to request it after the fact, and may run the risk of having this come up in a future title search.