The never-ending saga of Christie Brinkley’s Long Island real estate continues, with a report today in the New York Post that the onetime supermodel is getting ready to put her 20.79-acre Tower Hill estate back on the market.
Brinkley, 53, owns the Tower Hill estate, which is off Scuttle Hole Road in Bridgehampton, through three separate parcels that she has purchased through three different trusts. The first parcel, a 5.53-acre tract at 121 Brick Kiln Road in Bridgehampton, is owned by her Sunset Trust, while an adjacent 12.9-acre property at 187 Brick Kiln Road, is owned by Brinkley’s Whocanya Trust. Finally, a 2.36-acre parcel at 135 Brick Kiln Road is owned through her Whocanya Trust #2, according to public records.
Today, the Post’s Braden Keil reports that Brinkley, who took the mansion off the market after she and her architect husband Peter Cook split up because he was caught cheating on her with a teenage girl, now is preparing to put Tower Hill back on the market. The mansion has been on the market for many different amounts over the last five years, including for $25 million in 2002, $22 million in 2003, $30 million in 2005, and $26.5 million in 2006.
Brinkley’s estranged husband Cook completely renovated Tower Hill’s restored, century-old, 8,500-square-foot mansion in 1998. Features in the mansion include a five-story observation tower (which is how the estate got its name), a porte-cochere, a period stone entrance, antique plank floors, an “upper” living room with two original stone fireplaces and box beams, a “lower” living room with large south-facing stone terraces, a dining room with original chestnut paneling, a two-story family room with antique pine paneling and an entertainment center, an eat-in kitchen with a fireplace and French doors that open to a south-facing terrace that is shaded by a 100-year-old oak tree, a second floor master suite with a balcony, three additional family bedrooms, a home gym, a library, hilltop views from every room, and a third-floor maid’s apartment, according to listing information and many different news accounts. Outside are two additional separate and legal guest houses, a working English greenhouse, a potting shed, a pool, a heated four-car garage, an all-weather tennis court that was constructed to the specifications of center court at Arthur Ashe stadium, and lush gardens, according to listing information and many different news accounts.
In the May 25-31 issue of Hamptons magazine, Brinkley, who was featured at the estate, revealed to readers that her favorite spot in the house is the kitchen. Listing information on Tower Hill abounds; check out past online listing sheets here and here .
It’s hard to keep track of Brinkley’s other properties on Long Island’s East End. Brinkley has owned a 1.52-acre property at 47 Bay View Court in North Haven, N.Y., according to public records. And in April, Newsday broke the story that Brinkley had listed her four-bedroom, two bath oceanfront cabin-style house at 1254 Flying Point Road in Water Mill, N.Y. for just under $8 million, after purchasing that house in December 2005 through her Sunset Trust No. 2 for $4.9 million. She subsequently pulled the house off the market, Newsday reported on June 22, because she planned to use the property for the summer season. In addition, Brinkley and Cook still own 4.44 acres at 1 Fahys Road in North Haven, N.Y., which they purchased through her Sunset Trust and her Whocanya Trust #2 in March 2004 for $7,150,000, according to public records.
On top of all of that, the couple is said to own beachfront property in the Caribbean as well.