Welcome to the latest offering from the Curbed Hamptons Listage Department, where everyone loves a good countdown. In this episode, we take a look at the most talked about listings, homes or land on the market whose notoriety grows with each passing mention, but have yet to sell.
10) What: Bernie Madoff's Montauk Waterfront
Asking: N/A, YET!
The Skinny: Though not technically on the market, the broker envy that will occur when someone does get this listing is worth putting it at the tenth spot. The wagering on its price is reaching its boiling point.
9) What: Goose Creek, East Hampton
Asking: $19.995 million
The Skinny: On and off the market for years, this Georgica Pond estate was relisted this summer, boasting an insane roster of former renters (J.Lo, Madonna...) and a 110-seat movie theater modeled after the Ziegfeld.
· Listing: Wainscott Stone Hwy [Prudential]
8) What: Shelter Island Compound
Asking: $19.9 million
The Skinny: Never listed before, this 25 acre estate hit the market when it became too expensive for its current owners, the Passionist order of priests. 10 buildings stand on the waterfront property right now.
· Listing: 24.81-Acre Compound on Cocles Harbor [BHS]
7) What: 1915 Southampton Estate
Asking: $49.5 million
The Skinny: Known this summer for its price chops, this 1915 Grosvenor Atterbury-designed estate was once home to Esprit founder Juergen Friedrich. 18,000 square feet and some bad decorating abound.
· Listing: Southampton Estate [Corcoran]
6) What: 450 Gin Lane, Southampton
Asking: $19.9 million
The Skinny: A 2,750 square footer with ocean and pond views is now known around town as the priceupper, since its listing agent says 'people are going to put in for what they think it's worth anyway'.
· Listing: 450 Gin Lane [Sotheby's]
5) What: The Sagaponack Greens
Asking: $47 million
The Skinny: It has its own website! Lot #1 has just gone into contract of this 41 acre parcel, which saw zero activity until this summer. 1 down, 7 to go.
· Listing: 231 Hedges Lane [Corcoran]
4) What: Tyndal Point, North Haven
Asking: $49.9 million
The Skinny: The Point made huge waves for its induction into the pricechopper hall of fame, dropping to $49.9 million from $80 earlier this summer. The 55-acre acre compound was bought for $200,000 by the owner's aunt back in 1950.
· Listing: 400 Ferry Road [Corcoran]
3) What: Farney House, Sagaponack
Asking: $35 million
The Skinny: Philip Johnson's oceanfront estate designed in 1946, just a few years before his famed Glass House. Tucked away on a private road, the home also came in second on our 'most expensive August rental' list.
· Listing: Modern Classic: Oceanfront Sagaponack [BHS]
2) What: Acres in Amagansett
Asking: $200 million
The Skinny: Yes, $200 million! These 9.4 oceanfront acres are sub-dividable, but offered as a package of 4 parcels to some lucky land lover.
· Listing: Amagansett [Elliman]
1) What: The Sandcastle, Bridgehampton
Asking: $59.5 million
The Skinny: If it was good enough for the Jonas Brothers to look at, it's good enough for us. Joe Farrell's behemoth, now known as the most expensive non-oceanfront property ever to be listed, has never been far from the news in Summer '09.
· Listing: Sandcastle Estate [Town & Country]