Compared to previous years, not much headline making real estate news over the winter. As far as celebrities go, Anderson Cooper and Renee Zellweger both packed their bags and sold their houses. Was it something we said? Anderson left Quiogue and Renee sold her pretty Egypt Lane, East Hampton house lightning fast and for $250K over ask. Basketballer Jason Kidd sold his gorgeous Water Mill house just this month for $7.1M. And speaking of sports stars, retired Ranger Sean Avery is now building homes in Southampton Village.
The Real Housewives have also been moving in and moving out. Ramona Singer, facing divorce, has put her Southampton house up for rent, and is reportedly going to sell it. Countess LuAnn de Lesseps sold her lovely Bridgehampton place, which languished on the market, to the Farrell Building Company. Farrell tore it down and is building a larger house on the lot. Bethenny Frankel, back to the Real Housewives fold this year, bought a gorgeous property on Lumber Lane in Bridgehampton.
What about some eyewatering asking prices? If you have a spare $140M, you can purchase Shepard Krech House on Briar Patch Road in East Hampton, which includes 11.2 acres right on Georgica Pond. A little rich for your blood? The former Church estate in Montauk, Eothen, which Andy Warhol called home, is reportedly a whisper listing at $75M. Don't worry about owner Mickey Drexler having nowhere to hang his hat, though, as he also owns the Deep Hollow Ranch. Another huge new listing is $45M for 8.7 pondfront acres on Jareds Lane in Sagaponack. The seller is Dick Grasso, former head of the New York Stock Exchange, who was apparently disconcerted that Curbed figured it out. Sorry, Dick. The property is off the market temporarily while some exterior alterations are done, but will be back up soon.