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Real estate bigwig Elie Hirschfeld just rented out his $25 million Lily Pond Lane estate for some undefined sum of cash and a photo-op with the renters. We've tried trading photographs for oceanfront homes before, and it never seems to work. So what gives? Well, the renters happen to be secretary of state Hilary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton. And the Hirschfelds and the Clintons have something of a history together, so it's not too unexpected for them to cut a deal. (Besides the fact that the Clintons also have a penchant for oceanfront rentals.)
According to NY Daily News, the Clintons will arrive in late August and stick around the 12,000-square-foot shingle-style home for a week. That'll give them just enough time to enjoy the oceanfront pool, the five fireplaces, and any one of the eight bedrooms. It'll also hopefully generate enough buzz to help sell the estate, which has been on the market since 2009.
· Bill and Hillary Clinton renting oceanfront East Hampton mansion [NYDN]
· Listing: Oceanfront in East Hampton [Sotheby's]
· All Clinton Coverage [Curbed Hamptons]