What do you do when you live in a 66,000-sq-ft house with 29 bedrooms and 39 bathrooms, but feel like there's just not enough space to display all your grandchildren's artwork? If you're metals-and-minerals billionaire Ira Rennert, you decide it's time to install a new 10,000-sq-ft private museum on your property to house all those crayon landscapes, hand-outline turkeys, and $500 million worth of other paintings you've picked up in your travels.
But if you're Ira Rennert, you also think the Town of Southampton doesn't need to know about it and you just go ahead and break ground for the new building without permits. So we asked Cully, everyone's favorite Hamptons aerial photographer, to swing by and take some high res photos and video for us to see if we could spot the construction in question. Click here, here, here, here, here, and here for MUCH larger versions of the above pictures.
But where is the evidence of the construction? We can't seem to locate anything unusual on the property. Did Rennert cover his tracks with fresh sod? Curbed readers are encouraged to scan the photos and comment or send intel to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here's the video of the fly-by:
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