Ford scion’s 12-bedroom ocean-front mansion on 42 acres sells for $145million – making it the Hamptons’ most expensive home
- A 42.12-acre Southampton estate with a 20,000 square-foot mansion is under contract for $145million
- It is the ‘most expensive sale in the history of the Hamptons’ and was originally listed for $175million
- The estate peninsulas three ponds and has the largest ocean-front view in the Hamptons
- There are 12 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms with a six-car garage, greenhouse and carriage house
- The home known as Fordune was built by Henry Ford II in 1960 and originally sat on 235 acres
A Southhampton estate is under contract for $145million, making it the most expensive home in the exclusive Long Island enclave.
Originally listed for $175 million in 2017, the home at 90 Jule Pond Drive is ‘the most expensive sale in the history of the Hamptons,’ according to Bespoke, a brokerage firm that listed the home with Sotheby’s.
The 20,000 square-foot, 12- bedroom, 12-bathroom home was built in 1960 for car-mogul Henry Ford’s grandson and family.
The entire property sits on 42.12 acres with the Mecox Bay to the east and the Atlantic to the South. The property peninsulas three ponds and also has the largest unobstructed ocean-front view in the Hamptons that spans nearly a quarter mile.
The seller is portfolio manager Brenda Earl, a former partner at equity fund Zweig-Dimenna. She purchased the property in 2002 for $21.75million from an Italian financier.
The buyer is said to be from an ‘American real estate family’ not based in New York, the New York Post reported.
This home in Southhampton is under contract for a record $145million, making it the most expensive home sale in the Hamptons
The home, built by Henry Ford II in 1960, was originally listed for $175million
The property is oceanfront and sits on 42 acres with a 20,000-square-foot mansion
‘It was a relatively quick deal,’ said Zach Vichinsky, co-owner of Bespoke. ‘This was a passion driven purchase for a trophy property. The buyer has an appreciation of the unique nature of the property. The entire recipe was something that resonated with them.’
The property includes tennis and basketball courts, a six-car garage, greenhouse, and carriage house, a pool and hot tub, complete with outdoor entertaining areas and shower room.
The chef’s kitchen measures at 20′ by 28′ with a pantry and breakfast area that is perfect for entertaining
The living room is 48′ feet in length and features plenty of room to hang artwork
The home was initially listed for $175million but still stands as the Hamptons most expensive sale at $145million
A game room with table tennis, bar and sauna is perfect to unwind alone or with friends
Earl bought the home in 2002 for $21.75million. One of the living areas is seen above
The home is known as Fordune and was built for Henry Ford II and his wife Anne McDonnell, who had the property title after their divorce. At the time, the home was 16,000 square foot and sat on 235 acres. The property was broken up into smaller parts since then.
Fordune was renovated in 2008, but its original charm still remains with molded ceilings, Italian marble fireplaces, and French-style parquet floors.
The living room is 48 feet in length and there are two master suites. The Chef’s kitchen is 20’x28′ with a pantry and breakfast area. Throughout the home are high ceilings, a family room, recreation rooms, a bar, gym and sauna.
The listing stripped the title of most-expensive from another home in Southampton priced at $150million. The property belongs to Golden Sachs executive J. Michael Evans and his wife, Lise. It sits on 14 acres of land with 700 feet of ocean-front views.
The home features 12 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms plus a six-car garage
The home was built by car mogul Henry Ford’s grandson, Henry II (pictured above) and his wife Anne McDonnell in 1960