Situated on East Hampton’s exclusive Further Lane, this 18-acre residence recently purchased by hedge fund manager of Jana Partners Barry Rosenstein for $147 million has officially nabbed title of priciest residential property ever to be sold in the United States.
Nestled next to funnyman Jerry Seinfeld’s $32 million manse and art grandee Larry Gagosian’s home, the grand estate––which was previously owned by Christopher H. Browne, the managing director of an investment firm, and his boyfriend, architect Andrew Gordon––comes with a beachfront spread, a handful of formal gardens, and a pond.
The nine-figure sale of the home shatters a record set only two weeks ago by the 50-acre Copper Beech Farm in Greenwich, CT, which sold for $120 million.
The Browne-Gordon property was sold by Browne’s family after the financier and his beau both passed away, and the family’s refusal to use a broker (in order to avoid paying fees and commissions) enraged a slew of top real estate agents. The move also explains the scant number of details about the exchange and photos of the home available.