Longtime “Today” show co-anchor and media personality Matt Lauer is making big moves in New York real estate. Just a short while after snapping up veteran actor Richard Gere’s waterfront Hamptons estate, America’s favorite newsman is listing his lovely Sag Harbor home for $17.995 million, according to The Wall Street Journal and listing agent Susan Breitenbach of the Corcoran Group.
The picturesque gated estate features a sprawling six-bedroom house built by Matt Lauer and his wife Annette around 2001. According to agent Breitenbach, the home was designed by architect Daniel Romualdez and sits on 25 acres of land. The 8,000-square-foot home is built in a traditional style, with shingles covering the exterior of the house. Outside of the estate’s main house, the grounds also feature a 70-foot-long heated outdoor pool, a pool house, and a tennis court. There is also another building lot on the property for a guesthouse, but the listing agent has noted that she is unsure whether the property can be subdivided.
While in the process of selling this estate, Lauer is also in the process of purchasing “Strongheart Manor,” Richard Gere’s bayfront estate, which is located around seven miles away in the sleepy village of North Haven. That property had been listed for $36.5 million, but Breitencach has declined to reveal the home’s final sale price. Strongheart Manor, which stretches for six acres, first went on the market in 2013 for the firm asking price of $65 million. The listing agent relisted the property about two months ago, where Lauer was able to snatch it up.
The anchor, who will host NBC’s coverage of the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics next month, is also listing a three-bedroom cottage that sits right in front of a pond in Southampton. The home has a listing price of $3.95 million, and is also being sold by Breitenbach, the listing agent of both Strongheart Manor and Lauer’s former home in Sag Harbor. The news anchor paid $2.5 million for the house in 2009. surprisingly, not all of Lauer’s property in the area is on the market. “Bright Side Farm,” his nearly 40-acre equestrian facility in Water Mill is not up for sale, but at the rate that the TV personality has been selling and buying property, that could very well change in a few months.
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