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May 1, 2018 5:23 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press & The Southampton Press

Christie Brinkley Looks To Sell Either Of Two Hamptons Homes

Christie Brinkley's North Haven property for sale.  JAKE RAJS
May 1, 2018 5:23 PM

One of you reading this could be the person who decides where the supermodel Christie Brinkley gets to live, in North Haven or Bridgehampton. And that decision could cost you almost $30 million or a relatively paltry $20 million.

Brinkley has just put not one but two properties on the market … or we should say, back on the market. They were first listed two years ago. Well, truth be told, one of them was first offered for sale in 2002, but in Hamptons real estate, that was a century ago.

Tower Hill off Brick Kiln Road is the name of the Bridgehampton estate, with a price tag of $29.5 million, the same as the 2016 listing. The three-story traditional—accompanied on the property by a guest house and an artist’s studio—was originally built in 1891 by Dr. John Gardiner and restored in 1998 by Christie and her then-husband, the architect Peter Cook. The present compound contains more than 11,000 square feet of living space, with 9 bedrooms and 9 baths. Amenities include a four-car heated garage, oversized country kitchen, four fireplaces, a gym, office, and multi-level stone terraces. Especially appealing is that the structures sit on 20 acres of park-like property that features old specimen trees, winding walking paths, an organic garden, a pond, a tennis court and, of course, a heated pool.

The most distinctive feature on the property is the century-old, 50-foot observation tower. From the top of it—and being that the property is 200 feet above sea level—one can get a gander at the south shore of Connecticut, Gardiner’s Island and the North Fork to the north, and in the other direction, boats far out in the Atlantic Ocean.

The other property back on the market is on Fahys Road in the Village of North Haven, just north of Sag Harbor. It contains a three-story house, originally built in 1843, that is 5,500 square feet. (Local history buffs: In 1843, the president was John Tyler, who the following year would marry Julia Gardiner of Gardiner’s Island.) Inside are 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, grand columns covering two facades, wide-plank pine floors, a kitchen with soapstone and marble counters, a living room described as “immense,” and all of this smack dab in the middle of 4.5 acres. Plenty of water too—there is a pool, and 327 feet of sandy beach overlooks the bay and, in season, the boats it attracts.

Ms. Brinkley first acquired the property in 2004 for $7,150,000, and the ask now is an even $20 million. Reportedly, whichever property sells first will determine which remaining residence she lives in. It might very well be up to you.

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I am curious to know how she ended up with the "Sag" sign from Sag Harbor Cinema?
By 2329702 (67), East Quogue on May 4, 18 11:08 AM
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The original sign was being thrown out if you can believe it. Brenda Scheider asked if she could take it from the dumpster - and they said yes. Not long after a fund raiser was held for the replacement letters, Mr.s Scheider wound up giving the entire sign to CB except for the B. There you have it.
By Harbor Master (114), Sag Harbor on May 7, 18 9:56 PM