A visionary masterpiece. Yes, this week we dodge the million-dollar question and up the ante to $50 million because Sandcastle Bridgehampton came across our desk. The 17,000-square-foot, 10-bedroom, 17-bathroom estate is currently listed by Bespoke Real Estate and sits on 11.5 pristine and manicured acres of prime East End real estate. Oh and Beyoncé, Jay Z, and Madonna have stayed here. NBD.
But it’s the Sandcastle’s developer, Joe Farrell, that is grabbing headlines for shaping the way people buy and sell real estate in the Hamptons. Google “Sandcastle Hamptons estate” and you’ll find as many naysayers as there are fans, but there’s a common theme – curiosity. And everyone wants in.
Bespoke Real Estate gave us the chance to do just that, presenting us with a (virtual) look inside Sandcastle Bridgehampton. When it comes to this property, there’s no need to travel back into the city for a Yankees game. This all-inclusive setting provides a baseball field, basketball court, tree house, recreational pavilion, sunken tennis court and a full outdoor kitchen. But that’s not all.
The property has made a name for itself, earning top billing in some of the nation’s premiere real estate publications – including New York-Based real estate rag The Real Deal. In a piece called Joe Farrell’s not-so-sad saga we learn: “Beyoncé and Jay Z. Madonna. Russian billionaire Valery Kogan. These famous faces are among the many who have summered — or at least weekended — at Joe Farrell’s Sandcastle mansion.”
If we didn’t pique your interest before, we have now.
At this celebrity-approved crash pad, you’ll enjoy a secure gated entrance that proceeds to a long private hedge-lined drive where the residence is sited. Inside, only the highest attention to detail and luxurious appointments would do. It comes outfitted with exquisite Bordeaux walnut radiant heat floors, extensive custom millwork, architectural ceilings, and ultra-high-end finishes that will have you ready to dip out for vacay, every day.
And who doesn’t love an elevator that transports you to all three levels of the home, as well as the attic? With whole home automation via Creston technology you’ll have absolute control of every feature with the touch of a button – a nice perk, considering you’ll be busy spending time poolside or indulging in the private and secluded 2,000-square-foot master suite to be bothered. Yes, you read that right.
It comes with the most divine sitting room, wet bar, powder room, and expertly fitted master closets. An indulgent master bath clad in honey onyx slabs will make you feel like royalty, while the expansive terrace with outdoor shower completes the experience. In fact, there isn’t a bad room in the house, as each comes richly appointed and designed for effortless living and entertaining.
For those who prefer a little more action, there’s no shortage of things to do without ever leaving home. A 10-seat theater with interactive seating, planetarium, and concession area, living room and squash viewing area, laundry room, sunroom, screened porch with fireplace and TV, mudroom with five closets, a number of guest suites, and a private separate guest apartment, prove that Sandcastle Bridgehampton does in fact have every amenity one could ever want or need.
To top it all off, an expansive lower level is “designed to suit your every mood.” Among its hallmarks: a private spa suite with a spa room, fireplace, and two hydraulic massage tables, sunken tile jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, massage area, and showers for pampering. Jaw. On. The. Floor.
Of course there is also squash, racquetball, basketball, and volleyball courts, as well as a two-lane bowling alley with a full bar, disco, and media room, plus not one, but five TVs. Sport fanatics take note.
A 2,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art entertainment lounge features a rock-climbing wall, skateboarding half-pipe, arts and crafts area, DJ booth, recording area, and a virtual sports area with golf, soccer, hockey, and baseball. There’s also a fully-equipped training room, home gym, and an elaborate wine cellar for storing your favorite vintage.
Described as both “a private escape and entertainer’s paradise” it is the all-inclusive setting that truly sets this Hamptons retreat apart. A recreational pavilion, sunken tennis court with pergola, 20-foot by 60-foot gunite pool with underwater stereo, oversized hot tub, full outdoor kitchen, basketball court, baseball field, and tree house, round out the Hamptons-chic oasis.
With undeniable beauty and a desirable locale, Sandcastle Bridgehampton is perfect for families looking to get away, celebs craving privacy, or corporate execs eager to impress.
No matter how you decide to use this masterpiece, one thing is certain. It’ll cost ya … $49,995,000 million to be exact. What would you do with a $50-million-dollar Hamptons retreat? We would love to hear in the comments.