(Photos via Farrellbuilding.com)Perhaps it was inevitable that New York’s royal family would start investing in Hamptons real estate, what with Jay-Z branching out into all sorts of mogulite territories. After all, you can’t own part of a basketball team, be best friends with Warren Buffett, and throw annual an annual White Party without eventually falling victim to the siren song of the Jitney.
Still, it’s hard to imagine Jay-Z, Beyonce, and Blue Ivy Carter “summering” up in Bridgehampton, despite reports from Page Six that the family is looking into renting an 11-acre property in the area.
The $43.5 million property–known as the Sandcastle– is located 612 Halsey Lane and has the pedigree of a Joe Farrell property. But the Carter family isn’t looking to buy quite yet (although that might be a better investment); just use it for their summer getaway for August.
Here’s the description from Mr. Farrell’s website:
Must-see-to-believe, spectacular estate on 11.5 acres in prime Bridgehampton South location. Features 31,000sf of living space on 3 floors plus recreation pavilion. First Floor: Massive grand foyer, Bordeaux walnut floors w/radiant heat, plaster ceilings, full-home, Crestron-controlled automation. Elevator, double living room w/2 fireplaces, formal dining room w/fireplace, enormous, professional chef’s kitchen, butler’s pantry, walk-in refrigerator, walnut library, and 10-seat theatre w/interactive seats. Second Floor: 2,800sf master suite, master bath w/honey onyx slabs, eight en-suite bedrooms, sitting room, wet bar, plus separate apartment w/2 bedrooms. Lower Level: Air Lounge: Children’s Entertainment, virtual golf, skateboard half pipe, rock climbing wall, media room w/5 plasma TV’s, squash and racket ball court, 2-lane bowling alley, full bar and disco, complete spa facility, Jacuzzi, steam, sauna, massage area. Lower level garage w/hydraulic lift. Property: 60′ x 20′ heated gunite pool with electric cover and underwater stereo, sunken tennis court with stone walls, and spectacular landscaping with extensive outdoor lighting. Too many amenities to mention.
Just think: if they rented for an entire decade, they’d be paying for the price of the home anyway. And who doesn’t want to live in Bridgehampton year-round? With all that space, they’d never even have to see the neighbors…which is the best unmentioned amenity of the listing.
An aerial view of 612 Halsey Lane
The estate features an almost-infinity pool
The golden palace looks a lot like the hospital room Blue Ivy was born in
The (Ivy) Blue kitchen
Watch the throne...or anything else..in the entertainment center
And what home is complete with a bowling alley featuring a "2001" future theme?
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