Mention the name Robert Strada to many East End residents and government officials alike and you will learn how he is inextricably linked to historic preservation. A resident of Amagansett for over forty years, his involvement in East End real estate and historic preservation have evolved over that time, and he continues to have an impact on both fields. After creating unique retail environments for the Italian fashion industry in Milan, and restoring a vaudeville theater for Princeton University, Strada turned his attention to the restoration of two special dwellings in the Sag Harbor Historic District. He immersed himself in additional East End projects after obtaining his real estate license in 2010. His passion to save our historic built environment led in 2012 to his starting Peconic Historic Preservation, a 501c3 non-profit corporation, dedicated to preserving the East End's historic character.
Robert's design/build sensitivity has evolved over the course of many commercial and residential projects. He was recognized by the East Hampton Village Preservation Society October 2019 for his work on the restoration of the Gardiner Mill Cottage on James Lane and the Hiram Sanford House on Egypt Lane.
Understanding the needs and opportunities of restoration and renovation, Robert works closely with clients to navigate the town and village governments, building departments, and zoning board processes to achieve successful results. He is currently consulting with Rechler Equity on the restoration of the Canoe Place Inn in Hampton Bays and the evolving new Master Plan for the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook.