Inside Christie Brinkley’s US$17.5m Hamptons Home

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.

The property sits on 4.5 acres of land surrounded by lush greenery and the Sag Harbour bay

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.

Period details and clean, symmetrical aesthetics are part of the charm

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.

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The 1843 property is a treasure trove of collectibles and memorabilia

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.

The living area—and almost every room of the property—offers spectacular views of the sunset

Think a sunset cocktail on your porch and rubbing shoulders with a well-heeled neighbourhood of A-listers, wealthy vacationers, entrepreneurs and artists alike.

Quaint scenery and private yachts surround the property

The sale of the property is handled by Brinkley’s Hamptons real estate agent, Enzo Morabito of Douglas Elliman. 

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Photo courtesy of Douglas Elliman