Sunday, April 23, 2006

Cook/Brinkley Bridgehampton Home Offering Repackaged & Reduced

CEO's Whale of a Deal in Nantucket
By TROY MCMULLENApril 21, 2006; Page W10

...Former model Christie Brinkley and her husband, architect Peter Cook, cut the size and asking price on a Bridgehampton, N.Y., listing, to 18.5 acres for $26.5 million, says their broker. The property was listed last summer at 20 acres for $30 million. (The couple combined the other 1.5 acres with an adjacent parcel and is selling those 3.5 acres for $2.5 million, the broker adds.)
The larger property includes a restored 1898 mansion, a five-bedroom guest house, a 75-foot heated pool, a tennis court and a greenhouse. The couple bought the property in 1998, public records show. Mr. Cook, a residential architect, restored the wood-shingle, 8,000-square-foot main house to include a two-story family room and stone terraces with ocean views. A 50-foot tower attached to the main house, dating from the 17th century, is said to have been erected by English settler John Gardiner.
Ms. Brinkley and her husband own several properties in the Hamptons and recently listed one in the nearby town of Watermill for $8.7 million. That renovated 1940s cottage sits on the ocean with four bedrooms, two baths and a fireplace. Lori Barbaria, of Prudential Douglas Elliman in Bridgehampton, has both listings...

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