Among the most illustrious supermodels of the 1970s, Christie Brinkley, the 65-year-old original Uptown Girl about to make her return to Broadway is known just as much for her three-time Sports Illustrated covers as her beach-blonde, blue-eyed beauty.
As it turns out, she has remarkable taste in real estate, too.
Brinkley has recently put one of her two Hamptons mansions—a beachfront 5,500-square-foot residence sitting on 4.5 acres on the bay in Sag Harbour—on the market for US$17.5 million. Built in 1843 by a whaling captain, the three-story, five-bedroom colonial is stately in exterior yet oozes every bit of comfort and small-town charm that is perfect as a family respite.
Original millwork, wide-plank floors, multiple fireplaces and oak banister help preserve the home’s historic character, yet Brinkley’s whimsical aesthetics are evident in her additions to the home she’s owned since 2004, including a soapstone sink and marble kitchen counters.
The highlight features, however, are likely to be the picturesque 300-feet sandy beach that is a stone’s throw away from your front door, a pool, a waterfront fire pit and the panoramic oceanview present in almost every room.
Think a sunset cocktail on your porch and rubbing shoulders with a well-heeled neighbourhood of A-listers, wealthy vacationers, entrepreneurs and artists alike.
The sale of the property is handled by Brinkley’s Hamptons real estate agent, Enzo Morabito of Douglas Elliman.
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