Jay-Z and Beyoncé have settled on a West Coast abode; only a month ago, the couple dropped $90 million on a wildly extravagant home base in Bel-Air. The purchase of the 30,000 square-foot super-contemporary brought to a close a long period of Los Angeles-area real-estate tire-kicking and short-term rentals for the couple, allowing the growing family to breathe easy in a more permanent residence.
This week, the couple took care of holiday needs on the East Coast, picking up a home in the Hamptons for $25.93 million. In its way, it’s as grandiose as the L.A. home, only articulated in Hamptons terms. A foundation-up revision of a quaint shingle-style designed by noted architect Stanford White in the 1910’s, what stands today is a home that only pays homage to shingle-style eccentricities.
Inside, the main house on the estate is far from quaint. It is quite warm, though, boasting floor-to-ceiling French oak foyer paneling, ornate parquet and plank hardwood floors, tile, and limestone fireplaces and accents. But comfort is not left to chance, and the modern tech features employed in the home include heated marble bathtubs, radiant heating and geothermal climate control. Materials and craftsmanship are, of course, the finest on the planet, and craftsmen were flown in from Europe to finish the interiors.
The 12,000 square-foot main house is supplemented by an 1,800 square-foot guesthouse. Beds and baths total six and ten, respectively.
The 2.1-acre property abuts a nature preserve, and includes 200 feet of frontage on Georgica Pond. Exterior living spaces include a screened porch with fireplace, an expansive limestone terrace, an infinity-edge pool, rolling lawns, and an outdoor kitchen.
Jay-Z and Beyoncé collectively sport a net worth of about $1.2 billion. The duo preside over a creative empire whose interests include music production, fashion, and sports management.