We checked out the scene in Westhampton and decided that the ambiance and the cool sea breezes agreed with us. We liked the atmosphere at the Hampton Synagogue, too. It was Orthodox but not too rigorous—rather fun and festive, as befitting a shul in a resort town.
The first two summers that we were out there, we rented a very nice two-bedroom apartment in the center of town. By that time, we were committed to spending summer weekends in Westhampton Beach and decided to build a house with a swimming pool that would be large enough for our entire extended family.
Florence brought in a top-notch architect and we built our dream house by the beach. It is furnished magnificently and the whole Edelstein family takes pleasure in spending time there