Posts tagged Hamptons
For years Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick have led real estate gossips and the paparazzi on one of New York’s most epic housing hunts. For a while it looked like the West Village supercouple would be ditching Downtown for Central Park West, but cooler heads prevailed. Instead, they’re just shuffling east. The Observer reports that SJP and her Bueller are the mystery buyers who just paid a staggering $18.995 million for the incredible 25-foot-wide Greek Revival townhouse at 20 East 10th Street, between Fifth Avenue and University Place.
The evidence is circumstantial, yet convincing! Let’s see the photos of the house:
Gwyneth Paltrow, who is married to Chris Martin, has a house which is always refreshing when it comes to the big-time celebs. I think her house looks like it belongs to her, I thought I’d show the photos of her Hamptons house for those of you who missed them. This was the last cover of House & Garden before the mag folded in 2007:
Scroll down and let me know if you agree:
The Beach House that Billy Joel had bought for about $19 million for his young bride Katie Lee, which got four-bedrooms, six-bath vacation home, has gone for sale in the last year, on the market for $22.5m.
In last September he lowered again the asking price to $18.5 million, which is about what he paid for it several years ago.
In 2008 the house looked as below:
And how it looks in the listing today:
the deck that overlooks the beach looked in 2008:
According to the listing,
“Terraces on both levels guarantee breathtaking views of stunning Sagaponack land and seascapes.”
Family Room in 2008:
And the Family Room today:
In this photo the family room the furniture is different, even though they’re both in the current listing:
The Kitchen in ’08:
The Kitchen Today:
2 of the 4 Bedrooms in the House:
One of the 6 Bathrooms:
The house used to belong to the actor Roy Scheider (Jaws), who died in 2008.
The Study Room:
Anyone will be surprised to see the charming photos of the house of Richard Gere where he lives in. Because there’s nothing “Hollywood” about it. It has a nice farmhouse adjacent to it. And also a huge the cozy breakfast nook and wraparound porch. Currently the house is on the market for sale in the Hamptons (New York) for $8.8 million.
Let have a calm and pleasant to look at the photos (Courtesy to hookedonhouse.net):
Ina Garten is known to millions of food habitants as “The Barefoot Contessa,”. She has an apartment in Manhattan featured in House Beautiful. To quote of hers from the article:
When people come to your house, you don’t ever want them to feel that you’ve been cooking for three days. You want them to feel like this is just something you whipped up and come on, we’re having a party. And decorating is like that, too. You don’t want people to feel, Oh, don’t touch that. You want them to feel, Oh, just sit anywhere and put your feet up.
Despite the bold color on the windows, the rest of the apartment remains mostly neutral.
The kitchen in her East Hampton “barn” is the one most of us recognize (featured in Veranda magazine):
Garten worked at the White House in the 70s. She bought a small, specialty food store in the Hamptons called “The Barefoot Contessa.” She told The New York Times, “My job in Washington was intellectually exciting and stimulating but it wasn’t me at all.”
The original store’s owner named it after a 1954 film starring Ava Gardner and Humphrey Bogart. Garten felt the name suited her “elegant but earthy lifestyle.”
Her first book, The Barefoot Contessa’s Cookbook, became a bestseller when it was published in 1999. Nowadays she hosts a popular show on The Food Network “The Barefoot Contessa,”. (Did you watch?)
Christie Brinkley’s a savvy real estate investor, with valuable properties worth around $80 million, most of them in the Hamptons.
According to Newsday, “The crown jewel in Brinkley’s real estate holdings is Tower Hill, the 11-bedroom mansion on Brick Kiln Road.” Built in 1898, it’s on the market for $30 million.
Let’s see the gorgeous mansion of Christie Brinkley :