The 42+ acre Jule Pond Road Southampton estate that was built for Henry Ford II, grandson of the auto magnate, is asking $175 million; the towering ask makes the property, anchored by a 20,000-square-foot 12-bedroom home and blessed with the most ocean frontage in the Hamptons at almost a quarter mile long, the most expensive listing in not only the Hamptons but all of New York state, according to Mansion Global.
Currently owned by portfolio manager Brenda Earl, former partner at equity fund Zweig-DiMenna, the estate, christened Fordune by the Ford family who built it in 1960, includes a sprawling European-style home that was renovated top-to-toe in 2008 according to the New York Post.
With the most ocean frontage in the Hamptons at over 12,000 feet, the property also has breathtaking unobstructed views of Mecox Bay on its eastern flank and the Atlantic Ocean to the south.
Among the many amenities on the property you’ll find tennis and basketball courts, a 60-foot pool with a hot tub and six car garage.
Original flourishes that remain intact include molded ceilings, Italian marble fireplaces and parquet floors.
Rooms in the home’s three separate wings include a 48-foot living room, two master suites, a renovated chef’s kitchen and a family and recreation room. One wing, with a separate entrance, includes several guest/staff suites.
The listing bests the former Hamptons listing record, a $150 million beachfront property listed in Southampton last month. That property, owned by Goldman Sachs exec J. Michael Evans and his wife Lise occupies 14 acres with more than 700 feet of ocean frontage.
The most expensive home to actually sell in the Hamptons was also a national record: An 18-acre beachfront East Hampton estate was purchased in 2014 for $147 by investor Barry Rosenstein. If the Jule Pond estate sells for its ask, it would handily beat that record.
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