The nine-bedroom, 11-bath, shingle-style mansion on the ocean in Southampton, N.Y. that shock jock Howard Stern has been renting has just gone under contract for $34 million, the New York Post is reporting.
That means, the paper is reporting, that Stern is going to have to find a new place in the Hamptons to live until his own mansion, which is under construction but won’t be completed until this fall, is finished. He’s currently in the house on an extended rental for $600,000.
Listed for $35 million, the 3.6-acre estate at 137 Murray Lane in Southampton is located at the end of a private lane off Wickapogue Road and adjoins 350 feet of oceanfront beach plus a heated gunite saltwater pond, according to listing information and the Post. The 8,500-square-foot house was built 22 years ago by socialite Terry Kramer, the Post reported. Check out the mansion’s listing sheet here. Other features include three fireplaces and a putting green, according to listing information.
Public records show that Kramer has owned the estate since 1995.
Stern has been restless in the Hamptons over the last few years. In 2002, he paid $5.5 million through his Mapp 2002 LLC company to buy a six-bedroom, oceanfront house on 1.7 acres at 70 Shipwreck Drive in Amagansett, N.Y. He then turned around and listed that mansion for $9.75 million, however, after discovering that it was located too close to a public beach for his tastes. He later sold the property in spring 2006 for $7.6 million, according to public records. He paid a reported $20 million in early 2005 to buy vacant land on Squabble Lane in Southampton, where he currently is building a mansion. It’s unclear what the exact address of the new house will be, although public records have shown that a limited-liability corporation called One Squabble Lane LLC paid $18.75 million—and not $20 million—in early 2005 to buy a vacant, 2.16-acre parcel at 1 Squabble Lane. It’s likely that that’s Stern’s land.
Stern’s Manhattan residence is on the 54th floor of the Millennium Tower building at 101 W. 67th Street, where he paid a reported $5.9 million in 1998 for a 4,000-square-foot condo.