Celebrity Homes: Christie Brinkley selling New York property
Born in Michigan and raised in Southern California, Christie Brinkley says she was a “surfer girl” when she moved to France after high school to study art.
With more than 30 years as one of America’s favorite models, Brinkley can afford to live wherever she wants. For the past 15 years, she has made her home in the Hamptons.
Charmingly eclectic, the home is subtly sophisticated and at the same time whimsical. As a new empty-nester, Brinkley has decided to downsize and enjoy the next stage of her life.
Named for the century-old observation tower that was built as part of the main house in 1891, Tower Hill is sited on more than 20 private open and wooded acres. The three-story traditional main house has four bedrooms and five baths, while the guest house and artist’s studio add five bedrooms and seven baths totaling 11,000 square feet of living space.
Amenities include a large country kitchen and family room, gym, office, four fireplaces, multiple stone terraces and a four-car heated garage. Grounds with rolling lawns, flower and organic vegetable gardens and walking trails also include a tennis court, pond and heated swimming pool. The property was totally restored in 1998 by Brinkley and her then husband, architect Peter Cook. From the observation tower, visitors can see the Atlantic Ocean, the south shore of Connecticut, Gardiner’s Island and the North Fork Peninsula.
Brinkley plans on moving to one of her smaller homes in the area as two of her children are now living in New York City and her youngest will be attending college there. She continues to model and is now producing her own wine, Bellissimo Prosecco, and a new line of Christie Brinkley skincare products.
The three-time Sports Illustrated cover girl is selling Tower Hill, her Bridgehampton family home of 15 years, for $29.5 million. The estate is listed by Enzo Morabito of Douglas Elliman.