Sandcastle, Bridgehampton NY, is currently listed by Bespoke Real Estate for $49,995,000.

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.

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Photo: Shane Aspen Real Estate

Photo: Shane Aspen Real Estate

Ah, Aspen, a SecondShelters.com paradise of stunning ski homes owned by some of the world’s wealthiest and most glamorous travelers who desire the pleasure of a winter retreat in the snow.

This dramatic vacation home was previously owned by newscaster Paula Zahn and real estate magnate Richard Cohen who sold in 2007 for $14.5 million as part of their divorce but bought the property for just $3.8 million in 2000. The transaction was one of the 10 biggest deals in Aspen in 2007.

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