SELLER: Christie Brinkley
LOCATION: Sag Harbor, NY
SIZE: 5,500 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Former supermodel Christie Brinkley is hoping to thin her fat real estate portfolio in the hoity toity Hamptons. Miz Brinkley, who makes the Hamptons her home year round, recently listed an historic property in the North Haven section of Sag Harbor, NY with an asking price of $15,750,000.
Property records reveal that Miz Brinkley picked up the 4.5 acre bay front spread in April of 2004 for $7,150,000. It doesn’t take a math genius–which Your Mama certainly is not–to see that Miz Brinkley and her real estate peeps believe her property has more than doubled in value in the last six years. And maybe it has. It’s quite possible that Miz Brinkley’s philandering ex-huzband, architect Peter Cook, did a number on the property prior to them parting ways in 2006 amid salacious stories in all the tabs and gossip glossies about Mister Cook’s lurid affair with a legal but teen-aged gurl. Or maybe she stuck it to his professional ego and hired another architect to do the place over. Whatever the case, and extensive renovation would certainly might account for at least some of the increase in value even though the market sank like stone in 2007 and 2008 and 2009.
Anyhoo, listing information for the property shows the three floor Greek Revival style captain’s house was built way back in 1843 and has not just one, but two elegant and imposing columned porticos. The interior spaces, which we’d bet our long bodied bitches are well executed and decorated even if they’re not to Your Mama’s own taste, include period details, wide-plank old pine floors, and 4 wood burning fireplaces according to listing information.
The main living level of the approximately 5,500 square foot house has a large living room and adjacent sitting room, formal dining room, a no doubt lavishly equipped kitchen with soapstone and marble counter tops, and a “great room” with additional sitting and dining areas. There are also a mud room, pantry and full pooper plus a powder pooper on the main floor.
A staircase with an oak banister climbs up the the landing that opens onto a water side deck. Four of the home’s 5 bedrooms are located on the second floor. Three of the guest rooms have private poopers and the master suite includes a separate sitting room, private pooper, and private deck with bay views. The third floor contains a fifth bedroom, separate study, and generous storage space. What the third floor does not appear to have is a pooper which means anyone staying up there has to make their way down a flight of stairs in the middle of the night to do their bizness.
The property stretches out to the bay where there is 327 feet of sandy beach over looking the bay, harbor and Shelter Island. The grounds have mature landscaping, specimen trees, gardens, and a water side gunite swimming pool sunk directly into the lawn with a simple blue stone coping. While pools completely surrounded by lawn can be murder for Pablo the Pool Boy–they sho‘ do look purdy.
In addition to owning the bay front property immediately next door that records show she purchased in August of 2007 for $9,900,000, Miz Brinkley also owns Tower Hill, a 20+ acre compound in the inland area of Sag Harbor that she’s owned since the mid-1990s and has had on and off the market for years with asking prices as high as $30,000,000.
The middle aged and still quite striking Miz Brinkley also maintains an itty bitty and dumpy but charming ocean front cottage in nearby Water Mill that she had on the market back in May of 2007 with an asking price of $7,900,000.
listing photos: Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate