Matt Lauer has put his Hamptons estate back on the market for a measly $43.995 million. The disgraced former Today Show star first bought the home in 2016 from Richard Gere for $36.5 million.
The 62-year-old Lauer has been trying to sell the estate for more than a year now, since he finalized his divorce from second wife Annette Roque.
Owning a Hamptons estate is one of the ultimate status symbols for the rich and famous. Celebrities and the nouveau riche always seem to buy there. Even Howard Stern is now hold up in his Hamptons home waiting out the Corona Virus pandemic. He was criticized by fans for “selling out” and joining the establishment when he bought an estate there.
The Lauer estate is listed with the Corcoran Group and is held by realtor Susan Breitenbach.
So what do you get for your money? 12 total bedrooms, 12 full baths, over 14000 Sq. Ft. of space on a 6.30 acre property. Built in 1902, the house has 3 stories and a full basement. There is a family room, den/office, study, a gym, a library, an art studio and 6 fireplaces,
There is an attached garage with 3 spaces, a heated swimming pool, bay view and bay waterfront.
From the listing:
Magnificent Private Waterfront Compound
One of the most magnificent and unique waterfront properties on the market in the Hamptons today! Strongheart Manor in North Haven sits on 6.3 stunning waterfrontacres with mesmerizing views over Peconic Bay and Mashomack Preserve, with 300′ of direct bay frontage, a 240′ long private deep water dock, a sandy beach along with its own waterfront pond with bridge and island inspired tea house. This gated compound has complete privacy, where serenity and tranquility abound and is like an island unto itself, yet only five minutes from Sag Harbor which is known for its world-famous boating and happening but still quaint village. Comprised of 3 single and separate lots, the main house, Strongheart Manor was originally built in 1902, then totally renovated and restored with the highest technology, craftsmanship and materials by one of the very best Hampton’s builders Bulgin and Associates.
This energy-efficient and geothermal estate has been totally modernized to the highest standards while most importantly still retaining its original charm and character. The whole property is absolutely magical, some of the interior highlights include a screened-in porch spanning the entire length of the house, numerous entertaining areas, formal living and dining room and multiple fireplaces throughout. There are 2 also completely renovated guest houses, with a total of 12 bedrooms and 12 baths, and other exterior features include a 60′ heated waterfront pool, rolling lawns and flowering gardens, specimen trees, outdoor fireplace pavilion, gym, basketball court and room for tennis. Not a thing was missed and can never be replaced!