More than eight years after Alec Baldwin claimed he’d “probably” have to move out of New York, the Hollywood star has done it.
Seven months after buying a massive 55-acre farm in Vermont, the 64-year old is selling his longtime Hamptons estate for $29m (A$46.3m) according to The Post.
The listing comes less than three months after Baldwin and wife, Hilaria, sold off their upstate New York lake house in July for $530,000, records show.
All that remains is their luxe penthouse in Manhattan’s Greenwich village that’s valued at $16m, which the Baldwins have quietly shopped off-market since the pandemic.
The 30 Rock actor purchased his Hamptons estate in Amagansett in 1996 for $1.75m.
Baldwin, his wife and their six children have spent most of the Covid-19 pandemic on the sprawling property.
Made up of four bedrooms and seven bathrooms, the house sits on 4.04ha of land and boasts more than 930 sqm of living space.
Overlooking a bucolic preserve, the listing describes the home as a “marriage of nature and luxury” and an “impeccable retreat.”
The two-storey house features all the luxe trappings of Hamptons properties: an expansive eat-in kitchen, a dining room, a movie theatre, a wine tasting room and a wood-panelled library.
Outdoor highlights include a custom-made 58 sqm pavilion with a fieldstone fireplace, an Olympic-length swimming pool, spa and a fenced vegetable garden.
“A nature and equestrian enthusiast’s dream getaway offers a unique opportunity to cultivate the reserve or build private stables,” the listing states.
The star of “The Departed” may be parting ways with the place in order to look for a home with more space for his growing family.
His wife, Hilaria, just gave birth to the couple’s seventh child in September.
Meanwhile, the Baldwins quietly sold off their six-bedroom, six-bathroom home in Central New York, which boasts more than 100m waterfront views of Oneida Lake, on June 28.
Sitting on 2.4 acres of land, they purchased the home in 2016 for just $250,000 at the time.
Baldwin’s aggressive real estate moves come less than a year following the shooting incident on the New Mexico set of the now-suspended film “Rust.”
On Oct. 21, 2021, Baldwin discharged a gun being used as a prop, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injuring director Joel Souza.
The incident, which took place at the Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, was ruled an accident in August by New Mexico’s Office of Medical Investigator. Meanwhile, the Hutchins family has filed a wrongful-death suit against Baldwin.
In a 2014 article in New York Magazine, Baldwin openly discussed leaving New York and opting instead for a more private life.
“New Yorkers would make a terse comment to you. ‘Big fan,’ they’d say … They signalled their appreciation of you very politely,” Baldwin said.
“To be a New Yorker meant you gave everybody five feet. You gave everybody their privacy. And now we don’t leave each other alone. Now we live in a digital arena, like some Roman [Coliseum], with our thumbs up or thumbs down.”
“There was a time the entire world didn’t have a camera in their pocket,” he added.
“There are cameras everywhere, and there are media outlets for them to ‘file their story.’
“They take your picture in line for coffee. They’re trying to get a picture of your baby. Everyone’s got a camera. When they’re done, they tweet it. It’s … unnatural.”
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