Alfred Tuff has been in the building & real estate development business for 40 years.
Alfred Tuff has been in the building and real estate development business for 40 years.
He specializes in construction, design, and value engineering working closely with clients and their architects to create exceptionally well designed homes of the highest quality.
In the 1980’s in New York City, Alfred built and renovated art galleries and participated in loft and building conversions, as well as hands on construction of several environmental sculptures installed in P.S.1 and the Clocktower in New York, and the Temporary Contemporary in Los Angeles.
Since moving to the East End of Long Island he has built over 650 homes.
Since moving to the East End of Long Island 32 years ago he has built over 650 homes. Initially focusing on development projects, his business shifted in the late 1990’s to the construction of high end residences, both custom and spec projects.
The distinct feature of much of Tuff’s work stems from his deep appreciation and understanding of the historic Hamptons shingle style homes. He has often incorporated the scale and proportions of the original village homes with the finest materials and the design and flow of spaces for today’s lifestyle.
Examples of his projects include custom homes designed by notable architects and spec projects often involving small sub-divisions and entire streets such as Sunrise Avenue in Bridgehampton. Sunrise Avenue presented a unique opportunity to create an entire neighborhood of charming village homes on small pre-existing lots in a style evocative of the original Hamptons and Sag Harbor homes. Each home is unique in design but aesthetically unified in style. He did the same in the mid 1990’s with Aelfie’s Way and Ludlow Green in Bridgehampton, the homes were in the colonial revival style, each different but cohesive, creating a very attractive and desirable neighborhood.
His custom projects, just to mention a few, include 651 Butter Lane Bridgehampton designed by Peter Cook, 1144 Noyac Path Water Mill , 71 Sunrise Avenue Bridgehampton and 89 Northwest Landing Rd in East Hampton designed by designed by Bruce Siska.
For most of the 1990’s Tuff was a developer and in that time built 7 sub-divisions on the East End. The projects included a 120 unit subdivision in Riverhead NY utilizing the affordable housing corporation of N.Y grant program. Project completion time from map filing to last closing was 16 months. Also in that time period he organized the purchase of a 46 lot subdivision in Watermill NY from Northfork Bank The project was purchased, development completed, and all units sold within 14 months.
He was the builder for the town of Easthampton where from 1988-90 he completed three successful projects including one 16 unit Affordable and one 32 unit affordable utilizing the affordable housing corporations grant program. The third project was a 46 unit apartment project for the town which was funded by the FMHA. Also in that time period the company completed 14 units in the North Fork, which were scattered sites.