Celebrity Homes

Billy Joel’s sprawling Long Island estate hits the market for US$49 million

Renowned musician Billy Joel has decided to part ways with his expansive waterfront property in Long Island, putting it up for sale at a staggering price of US$49 million.

The listing, handled by Bonnie Williamson of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, showcases a remarkable estate nestled on Centre Island in Long Island’s Oyster Bay.

Spanning over 26 acres, the property boasts an array of impressive structures, including a magnificent 1858sq m main residence, a three-bedroom guest house, a four-bedroom gate house, a floating dock, a helipad, and two inviting swimming pools.

With more than 600m of water frontage on the picturesque Oyster Bay Harbor, the estate presents a truly idyllic setting.

Behind its distinguished red brick facade, the main house reveals a wealth of luxurious features.

With five bedrooms, six full bathrooms, and two half-baths, this residence exudes elegance and sophistication.

Notable amenities include a private bowling alley, a well-stocked wine cellar, six cozy fireplaces, a spa and salon area, breathtaking panoramic water views, and an indoor pool.

Interestingly, the Grammy-winning artist transformed the indoor pool into a music room, as reported by Architectural Digest.

Joel’s decision to sell this remarkable property stems from his increased focus on spending time at his Florida estate, a magnificent $22 million property that he reportedly acquired in 2015.

The Long Island estate holds sentimental value for Joel, being located near Hicksville, the hamlet where he was raised.

The visionary singer-songwriter began acquiring the parcels that comprise the estate in 2002, starting with a 14-acre purchase for $22.5 million.

While undergoing renovations to enhance its interior spaces, the beachside property, affectionately named Middlesea, exhibits an enchanting pergola-topped patio, grand brick columns and archways, cathedral-style ceilings, and a sun-drenched great room adorned with stunning blonde hardwood floors.

The entry foyer, boasting double-height ceilings, captivates with its black-and-white tiled marble flooring.

Additionally, the guest house, situated near the beach, showcases recent updates, featuring a generously sized white marble kitchen and contemporary nautical-style decor.

As the legendary Piano Man bids farewell to his cherished Long Island estate, prospective buyers have the opportunity to own a magnificent property imbued with timeless charm and unrivalled luxury.

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