Thursday, June 18, 2009

A Peek Inside The Joel House

With the sad news that Billy and Katie Lee Joel will be ending their five year marriage, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at one of the places they called home - Centre Island, New York, which is located on Long Island. This is one of the many enclaves located on Long Island that the rich and famous call home. This estate is for sale.

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Billy Joel bought this home in 2002 for $22 million. They were married there in 2004.



This is a 14,000 square foot main house, which includes a 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath guest cottage AND 3 bedroom, 3 bath beach house. My house is a 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath - I must remember to refer to it as the "guest cottage".











This estate also includes indoor and outdoor pools, a tennis court and a bowling alley.

So what would this little gem cost you? A meager $37.5 million (taxes are estimated to be almost $200,000.00 a year; I wonder if you could grieve that).
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12 comments:

Sheryl said...

I don't know how someone could feel at home in a house that size. I would have to stick to the guest house. However, the indoor and outdoor pools do have my interest :)

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Marie Cole said...

What a timely blog, thank you for giving us a peek into that home, it's really unbelievable isn't it? ;)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

We are down-sizing from our "guest house" because the kids grew up and it's big for us now. Can't even imagine 14,000 square feet of living space!

Thanks for the welcome Sheryl!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It certainly looks gorgeous Marie, but I would get lost in there!

Elite Home Decor said...

All I can say is WOW!!! I really don't know what I would do with all that space!! It is absolutely stunning.

but $200,000 for taxes!!!

Holy C--P!

Donna @ dh designs said...

Wow!! In our last house (all 894 square feet of it) we installed a french door to separate the bedrooms from the living space. It was fondly refered to as the "west wing" thereafter! :o)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Kimberly ~ I could waste half a day just getting from the bedroom to the front door!

Donna ~ That's cute - "the west wing"! I was wrong, I have a 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, center hall colonial - might be too big for a "guest cottage", what with that extra bedroom and all! : )

Martha said...

Nice crib!! I always wondered how they managed the 35 year age difference.

carma said...

14,000 sq. ft for two people - seriously! that is insane. I'm way too practical, I suppose :D

http://galsintheknow.com/ said...

there was once a lot of love there

elizabeth said...

My word that home (or house...) is unreal! I'd love to see it and walk through it, but I would never feel at home there. I'll take my guest cottage any day! :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Martha ~ Ah, there you go!

Carma ~ It is insane for those of us who are not used to something so big. I mean really, is it really necessary to build something that big.

Gals in the Know ~ I'm sure. It's always sad to hear about a marriage ending.

Elizabeth ~ I'm sure it would be much like walking through a museum, just taking it all in.

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