Glitz and Glamour in the Empire State: The Homes of New York’s Famous Residents

Posted by Joe  |  September 11, 2012  |  9:42 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

When it comes to high-priced celebrity real estate, we’re in a New York state of mind. New York City is best known as “The Big Apple” and “The City That Never Sleeps,” but it’s also a hot bed of incredible, jaw-dropping real estate.

High in the sky in Manhattan, celebrities live in perfect penthouses, dazzling duplexes and amazing apartments with price tags up to $100 million and climbing. Out East in the Hamptons, the homes, the parties and price tags get bigger and better as you approach the coast.

For celebrities living and working in NY, a swanky pad is a must-have to keep up with fellow celebs, socialites and business moguls who understand image is everything. Lucky for the rest of us, that means east-coast real estate eye candy for our viewing pleasure, available to you now in a hot, New York minute.

Let’s take a look inside some of the glitzy homes of New York‘s famous residents made up of notable athletes, actors, musicians and industry personalities.

Hover over the stars on the map above to check out what celebs are currently running New York’s real estate scene. Click the stars to check out more juicy details!


    ‘Real Housewife’ Kelly Bensimon Price Chops East Hampton Property

    Posted by Cristin  |  February 17, 2012  |  10:35 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

    Kelly Bensimon

    East Hampton

    Most Known For

    Ditzy and dramatic former cast member of the Real Housewives of New York

    Home Stats

    5,800 square-feet, five bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms



    Less than a month after former ‘Real Housewives of New York‘ cast member Kelly Bensimon listed her East Hampton mansion for $12 million, she’s already price-chopped the property by a third. The new asking price for the two-story, 5,800 square-foot, five-bedroom home is $8 million.

    Bensimon’s up-for-grabs Hamptons spread is an amazing property, located south-of-the-highway on prestigious Further Lane, most known for its celebrity residents and proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, Maidstone Country Club and East Hampton Village. According to the listing, the traditional-style home is “the perfect blend of chic city design mixed with Hamptons comfort and charm.”

    The custom interior boasts 5,800 square feet of entertaining space, featuring a sun-filled formal living room with fireplace and French doors, a luxurious master suite with fireplace and private terrace leading to a bonus office or guest space, and a sleek stainless steel kitchen, which opens up to a spacious family room with fireplace and dining area. Additional amenities include vaulted ceilings showcasing rustic wood beams, powder room, den, extensive decking, and an oversized versatile bonus room with potential for additional guest space. Outdoors, the picturesque 1.2 acre grounds offers magazine worthy landscaping, a heated gunite pool and a charming pond.


      The Clintons are Shacking Up in $25M East Hampton Home

      Posted by Cristin  |  August 15, 2011  |  10:50 pm  |  Tags: , , , , ,

      The Clinton's Beach Rental

      East Hamptons, NY

      Most Known For

      A couple that packs a double-punch of political influence

      Home Stats

      12,000 square feet, stellar beach views from every room, 8 bedrooms 7.5 bathrooms


      $25,000,000 (sale)

      The East Hampton home belonging to real estate mogul Elie Hirschfeld is for sale with a whopping $25,000,000 price tag, but if you’re named Hilary, you have a husband named Bill and your last name is Clinton, then the home is yours to borrow this summer. According to the New York Daily News, Mr. and Mrs. C are packing up the swimsuits and secret service for a week-long beachfront vacation.

      The 12,000 square-foot home in the coveted Estate Area of Lily Pond Lane was built in the 1920s and has a private beach. It’s a landmark home, originally designed and built in 1920 by John Custis Lawrence. A total renovation, including structure and foundation, was completed in 2002, and the home now maximizes ocean views from almost every room. The residence is the epitome of comfortable living with 8 bedrooms, 7.5 baths, 2 powder rooms, a sun/game room, a large living salon, library, formal dining room and a gourmet kitchen. It also offers 5 fireplaces, and 20′ x 40′ heated gunite pool. Landscaping for the 1.2 terraced acres has been designed for protection against the natural elements and to maintain full privacy…perfect for the Clintons who just need to get away. There is also a sturdy well built private walkway to the beach.


      If you actually want to buy this home, Bettie Wysor of Sotheby’s holds the listing