The Most Expensive Home Sale In America Occurred Just Last Week In Our Beautiful Hamlet Of East Hampton, Taking The Crown From Last Month’s Sale In Greenwich Connecticut Of Copper Beech Farm At $120 Million.

May 12th, 2014 - by Judi Desiderio
Filed under: Business, East End, East Hampton, Hamptons Real Estate, local, Real Estate

Famed investor Barry Rosenstein purchased 60 Further Lane plus two adjacent properties for $147 million. This 18 acre estate was owned by Chris Browne, Managing Director of Tweedy Browne, who died December 2009 at age 62. Upon his death Chris willed his entire estate to his partner of 10 years, Architect Andrew Gorgon, who passed away last September at the age of 52.  To say the sale was a silent, stunning, sensation to the entire real estate community would be an understatement. In the heat of the night title transferred without broker representation.  Now whether that was circumstance or by design we do not know.  But uncommon it is not, as right down the country road, Jerry Seinfeld purchased Billy Joel and Christy Brinkley's Further Lane homestead at a chance meeting over dinner.   It happens. Some in my industry take slight to this, but simply put, I am pleased whenever our beautiful hamlets take the world's stage.  And this set a new ceiling for all.  Mr. Rosenstein will look even more brilliant in time, just as Ron Barron, who paid $103 million for the deMenil Carpenter 40-acre estate on Further Lane back in 2007. Our oceanfront is a slice of heaven on earth.   Priceless to me!

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