Built in 2009 by Hampton’s real estate developer Joe Farrell, this 17,000-square-foot mansion – dubbed “Sandcastle” – is a favourite vacation rental for celebrities such as Beyonce and Jay-Z, who plunked down $400,000 for a one-month stay back in 2012. Now on the market, this lavish luxury property is listed at $49.95 million.
Back in 2012, Jay-Z and Beyonce rented this lavish estate in Bridgehampton, owned by Hamptons real estate developer Joe Farrell. While Farrell has rented the place for $400,000 per month, the massive 12-bedroom home recently went on the market for an asking price of $49.95 million.
Behind the Gates
As you’d expect, the luxurious estate – which sits on a generous 11-acre oceanfront lot – offers the kind of privacy demanded by the “Single Ladies” singer and her rap impresario husband, and has reportedly also been rented out by such celebs as Justin Bieber and at least one of the Jonas Brothers.
Farrell has tricked out the home with an eye-popping array of over-the-top amenities, ranging from a skateboarding room (with rock-climbing wall) to this regulation-sized tennis court.
For the aspiring MLB star, this pitcher’s mound and home plate within the home’s private baseball diamond allows guests to participate in America’s pastime in an ultra-posh setting.
Pool with a View
Set amidst lushly landscaped grounds and overlooking a huge manicured lawn, the home’s pool is to die for.
Beyonce and Jay-Z weren’t just vacationing at this luxe pad – they also shot a music video at the home, which boasts 12 bedrooms and 12 baths on two levels with an array of entertainment-themed rooms in the basement level. There’s an elevator, but you probably already guessed that.
According to reports, before putting the home on the market, Farrell was asking a cool million to rent out the home for the entire summer.
This covered outdoor space is ideal for R&R in the great outdoors or for having a gourmet meal al fresco.
Did Jay-Z, Beyonce and then-infant Blue Ivy go for a dip in this stunning swimming pool? How could they resist?
The pool deck is accessed by the rear of the home via numerous French doors, with loads of deck chairs on hand for fun in the sun.
In-Ground Hot Tub
An in-ground hot tub is located near the pool, overlooked by a cool architecturally unique round lounge chair for two.
An array of covered outdoor areas are available, offering a shady spot for relaxing.
A breezy ceiling fan overhangs a fire pit in this covered outdoor area, ideal for summertime R&R.
Lavish Living Room
There’s no shortage of glitz and glamour in this posh double-sized living room that extends 40 feet, including two fireplaces and a pair of crystal chandeliers.
Among the many custom features in this huge gourmet kitchen, adjoining a dining-room area, is a large walk-in refrigerator.
The large centre island in the kitchen boasts marble countertops and ample seating.
No expense was spared in this lavish home theatre, boasting comfy leather reclines to enhance the movie-viewing experience; for TV viewing, there’s also a dedicated TV room outfitted with five plasma screens.
Let’s imagine Jay-Z did some serious wheeling and dealing in this wood-panelled office designed to meet the needs of any vacationing billionaire.
While the home has to eight generous ensuite bedrooms, Jay and Bey no doubt availed themselves of this 2,800-square-foot master suite.
Adjoining the massive master bedroom is a walk-in closet and this large dressing room, complete with large makeup mirror facing a full-length floor-to-ceiling mirror.
Spacious Master Bath
A gorgeous freestanding clawfoot soaker tub is the centerpiece of the huge master bathroom, featuring a polished marble floor and dual vanities.
Among the many amenities found in the basement-level entertainment area is this two-lane bowling alley.
Boasting a groovy chrome fireplace, steam room and sunken hot tub, this spa retreat is all about maximum relaxation – and has also been equipped with massage tables.
The Carters had the opportunity to work out in this fully equipped home gym that adjoins a private indoor basketball/racquetball court.
There are plenty of kid-friendly features throughout the home, including this skateboarding room complete with a half-pipe and rock-climbing wall.
In addition to this eye-catching living area, other amenities in the home include a children’s playroom, a virtual golf room, a custom-designed bar/disco and a subterranean garage with hydraulic lifts.
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