Celebrity Real Estate: Christie Brinkely, Scottie Pippen, Matt Lauer
By Laura Vecsey
Christie Brinkley Lists Beloved Estate
Christie Brinkley may have a little more freedom to meet up with her “new” beau, John Mellencamp, who lives in South Carolina. The Uptown Girl has listed her 20-acre waterfront compound for $29.5 million. With her son off to college in the fall, Brinkley said she’s preparing to be an empty nester.
Dubbed Tower Hill for the 50-foot observation tower attached to the historic home, the property has been under Brinkley’s ownership for 18 years. The property was a bone of contention during Brinkley’s tabloid-fodder divorce from Peter Cook. With Atlantic Ocean frontage to the south, Tower Hill also boasts views to the north toward Connecticut.
Scottie Pippen Selling Mansion
Former Chicago Bulls’ star Scottie Pippen is looking to sell his suburban Chicago mansion. The Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer is seeking $3.1 million for the 10,000-square-foot home that comes complete with an indoor basketball court – emblazoned with a rendering of Pippen’s No. 33 jersey. The Highland Park home sits on almost three acres.
After earning six titles with Michael Jordan during one of the greatest runs in NBA history, Pippen’s legacy is forever entwined with Sir Air’s. However, here’s one instance in which Pippen can out-do basketball’s greatest competitor: Jordan has been trying to sell his estate for four years. It is now listed for sale for $14.855 million after many price drops from the original list price of $29 million. Pippen may soon have him beat.
Matt Lauer Doubles Down in the Hamptons
Matt Lauer and his wife, Annette, have been longtime residents of Sag Harbor. The couple has owned two homes and a horse ranch. Now, in addition to a shakeup at the “Today” show, Lauer is shaking up his Hamptons’ living quarters.
The handsomely paid veteran of TV talk shows recently listed a waterfront cottage for sale for $3.95 million. Now Lauer and his wife are selling their sprawling Sag Harbor home. The price is $17.995 million.
Their gated estate contains about 25 acres of lawns and gardens and an 8,000-square-foot mansion. They’ve owned it since 2001.
But it was time for a change, and opportunity presented itself. The Lauers are under contract to buy Richard Gere’s nearby spread, Strongheart Manor. Gere had been trying to sell the 6.5-acre estate since 2013, when he and his former wife announced their divorce. Word is that Lauer nabbed it for under $36 million, the last list price. Gere originally sought $65 million for the unique property.