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Celebrities, Hamptons, Tribeca

Photo of Christie Brinkley via Wikimedia

Supermodel Christie Brinkley recently picked up a penthouse in Tribeca for $29,500 per month while two of her Hamptons estates are still on the market. The gorgeous 3,000-square-foot apartment at 475 Greenwich Street boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, two terraces and incredible views of the Hudson River. Although Brinkley has called the Hamptons home for decades, one of her Sag Harbor estates is currently listed for $20 million and another, a little further down, for $29.5 million, as Variety reported.

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Celebrities, Connecticut, Cool Listings

The marvelously enormous Greenwich, CT estate known as Old Mill Farm was owned by Mel Gibson for 15 years, during which it was known as Wayne Manor; The actor/director sold it for about $24 million in 2010, and it has been on and off the market ever since. The sprawling property, which includes a greenhouse, a pool, a box maze, stables, a log cabin, a spring-fed lake, a lighted tennis court–and a life-sized chess board–is back on the market asking $22.5 million, Curbed reports. The estate is anchored by a 15,800-square-foot, eight-bedroom Elizabethan Tudor, which is a marvel even on its own.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Quirky Homes, Upstate

Hudson church, 21 north 6th street, Future Past Studios, douglas elliman

This historic 19th century building was once home to a German Lutheran church–and now it’s the site of a super-cool live music venue and recording studio in upstate New York. Located in the charming town of Hudson, at 21 North 6th Street, the space now offers a buyer some unique opportunities. At an ask of $1.59 million, the listing says, “with certificate of occupancy allowing for both commercial and residential use, this remarkable property can also be reimagined and adapted for any number of commercial uses like a concert hall or an event space, a live and work space for artists, or a phenomenal private residence.” One thing’s for sure, the bones of this former house of worship–including everything from a spiral staircase to stained glass–are unbeatable.

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City Living, Getting Away

Photo courtesy of the Trust for Governors Island

Tired of the bitter cold? Already devising warm-weather activities for the summer? Thankfully, the Trust for Governors Island just made planning a lot easier. The Trust announced on Wednesday its plan to open a temporary glamping retreat to the Island from Collective Hotels & Retreats, a group that brings the accommodations of a five-star hotel to the outdoors. As part of a three-year license, the company will transform six acres of the 172-acre island into an “environmentally-friendly overnight lodging retreat with unobstructed views of the Statue of Liberty.”

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Connecticut, Cool Listings, Interiors, Starchitecture

richard meier, smith house, Darien, Connecticut, Sotheby's

There’s no shortage of stunning modern homes designed in Connecticut by prominent architects, from Philip Johnson to Marcel Breuer. Add Richard Meier to that list, an architect currently making a big mark here in New York with his first NYC skyscraper design. He was just 31 when he designed the Smith House in Darien, Connecticut, which hit the market last week for $14.5 million. The home–with stark white walls, a geometric design and expanses of glass–was built in 1967 right along the Long Island Sound waterfront.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Hamptons

Photo of Ali Wentworth via Wikimedia; photo of George Stephanopoulos via Disney/ABC’s Flickr

Actress Ali Wentworth and her husband George Stephanopoulos, a political reporter and co-anchor of Good Morning America, have listed their impressive, gated estate in Southampton for $5.995 million. The home at 5 Cameron Way sits on over an acre of land just off Hill Street. According to Curbed Hamptons, the power couple first purchased the sprawling estate for $4.5 million in 2013. A year later, they also picked up a Lennox Hill co-op for $2.2 million.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Hamptons

Photo of Jay-Z via Joella Marano’s Flickr; photo of Beyoncé via Wikimedia

A star-studded mansion in the Hamptons described as the embodiment of a “Gatsby era estate,” has hit the market for $15.99 million. While many celebrities have partied at this sprawling eight bedroom, 11.5 bathroom pad, Beyoncé and Jay-Z might rank as the home’s most famous renters. The celebrity duo rented the mansion at 30 Wainscott Stone Highway, called “Goose Creek,” in 2012, paying $400,000 to spend the month of August there and film a music video. According to Mansion Global, Jennifer Lopez and Madonna have also rented the home at one point.

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Celebrities, Hamptons, Recent Sales

Photo of Scaramucci via the World Economic Forum’s Flickr

Anthony Scaramucci, the former White House communications director who President Donald Trump fired before he even started his job, might be having more luck in real estate than in politics. The Mooch and his wife, Deidre Ball, have snagged a mansion in Bridgehampton South for $7.495 million, according to the New York Post. The newly built home at 30 Lawrence Court boasts eight bedrooms, seven and a half baths and a swimming pool.

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Celebrities, Connecticut, Cool Listings

50 Cent’s lavish Connecticut mansion–which has undergone some pretty significant price chopping–is about to get its 15 minutes of fame. The New York Post reports that the house will soon be featured on Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing.” There’s certainly a lot to show off on this 17-acre estate: the property boasts 19 bedrooms, 25 bathrooms, an indoor pool and hot tub, night club, indoor basketball court, multiple game rooms, a “green screen room,” recording studio, gym, conference room and home theater. (And there are some 50 Cent-themed amenities to boot.) But it hasn’t had any luck finding a buyer, with the price getting slashed from $18.5 million down to $4.995 million.

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City Living, Hamptons, Recent Sales

6sqft reported last year that the Amagansett home at 45 Whalers Lane, featured in Seinfeld’s unforgettable “ugly baby” episode—also known as “The Hamptons!”—was for sale, asking $8.75 million. Now, according to Curbed, the 4,000- square-foot Hamptons estate with sweeping oceanfront views that helped introduce the term “shrinkage” into modern day vernacular has just sold for a somehow-appropriate $5.725 million–about $3 million less than its original ask.

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