Billy Joel, Alec Baldwin and Matt Lauer are Making Waves in Hamptons Real Estate



Billy Joel, Matt Lauer and Alec Baldwin are making waves in Hamptons real estate.Sag Harbor big shot Billy Joel doesn’t love his quirky, two-story late-18th-century house on Bay Street just the way it is. But he’s keeping the faith that the village’s Architectural Review Board will let him pick up the oddly angled house and reorient it, joining it with a warehouse structure that he’s using to store his motorcycle collection. The six-time Grammy winner has tapped builder Jeffrey Collé for the re-do, which calls for switching up the foundation of the 1,171-square-foot residence in order to connect it to the newer 1,960-square-foot commercial space next door. If approved, Joel’s digs will look out toward the water and Sag Harbor Yacht Club, where the singer’s 36-foot cruiser, Alexa,is frequently anchored.

Frequent SNL host Alec Baldwin has no intentions to sell his home in Amagansett, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have anything to say about real estate. The actor and activist is trying to kill the Hills, Discovery Land Company’s proposed resort and housing development and 18-hole golf course in East Quogue. In January, Baldwin recorded a two-minute PSA for the Long Island Pine Barrens Society, condemning the planned development district (PDD) and others like it, which are banned in East Hampton Town but not in Southampton. The 500-acre swath is the largest privately owned Pine Barrens parcel left on Long Island.

Even nice guy Matt Lauer has been ruffling the feathers of fellow Hamptonites. The Today co-host submitted plans to plant border screening around the northern boundary of his Bright Side Farm in Water Mill, claiming that noise from ongoing construction on neighboring Farrell Court was spooking Bright Side’s horses. The gentleman farmer petitioned to plant 17 trees and 131 shrubs, but the owners of the adjacent property, Jack and Jodi Wasserman, argued that the proposed landscaping would obstruct their view of the farm. In mid-April, Lauer was given the go-ahead to plant the shrubs, but none of the trees, which were deemed too tall. The fight for talk-show ratings has nothing on this one.

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17 Brush Island Road, Darien, CT
Sitting elevated on 1.23 acres with 430 feet of shoreline, with private dock and sandy beach, pool with automatic cover, green roof garden, extensive landscaping and terraces, this custom 7,900 square foot family home exudes warmth and country elegance with water views from nearly every room. With a breathtaking master suite, and incredible architectural and artistic details throughout, Brush Island is a year round oasis where outside spaces integrate seamlessly with unique natural surroundings.



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NO RESERVE AUCTION. Fully Renovated
4 Bedroom Federal Home in
Southport, Connecticut

A coastal gem! Historic home reimagined with no expense spared. Famed architect Jack Franzen and designer Tom Scheerer have created a truly stunning masterpiece of colonial living. Marvelous views of Southport Harbor, Long Island Sound, and the Country Club of Fairfield golf course. Take a stroll to Pequot Yacht Club, shops, restaurants and the train. This seaside home is the ideal New England estate.



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Lake Front Compound in Greenwich
Private compound on 5.7 lakefront acres in the estate section of Greenwich CT. Meticulous attention to detail with luxury finishes and extraordinary workmanship seen throughout this 9 bedroom Georgian Colonial. Guest House with professional recording studio and living quarters. Extensive terraces and gardens, pool, pool pavilion all overlooking lake with its own island.



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53 Myanos Road, New Canaan, CT
The Gratwick House was designed by Mid Century architect Victor Christ-Janer and further enhanced and improved by important architect/owner Harvey Kaufman. Built in 1953, this 3,696 SF 4-Bedroom, 2.5-Bath home sits on a rise with gorgeous views of a stunning oval swimming pool. Large entertaining spaces with floor to ceiling windows look out to a sweeping lawn in back and manicured courtyard to the side. This house is the perfect culmination of architectural significance & livability.



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11 Musket Ridge Road, Wilton CT
Perched at the top of a roaring Silvermine River waterfall on almost 4 acres, the property spreads out into Wilton and New Canaan. Every inch of this home has been perfected to capture the timeless appeal of the river while exuding ultimate refinement and good taste. The architect-designed home captures river views and sounds, and almost every room opens to one of the magnificent decks or to a private balcony. Call Ileana Barns Slavin Associates-William Raveis at (203) 246-7215.

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