WATCH: Rob Kardashian's Alleged New Hamptons Home Has an Intriguing History of Its Own
What would $65 million buy Rob?
Rob Kardashian has some exquisite taste in real estate.
On Monday, the Rob & Chyna star, posted a photo on his Instagram account of an impressive waterfront mansion in the Hamptons, captioning it, “Just closed the deal on my new house and can’t wait to move out of CALI! AMERICA!!!!!” While questions are swirling about the seriousness of his statement, it’s worth noting the home, known as the Normandy House, is a pretty big deal on its own.
The historic Southampton property is currently for sale with Corcoran Group Real Estate for $65 million. Its 8,000-square-foot floor plan boasts nine bedrooms, eight-and-a-half baths. And the 8-acre lakefront plot includes a guest house, a heated pool, tennis courts, and 400 feet of waterfront.
The interiors just underwent a 15-month renovation by renowned decorator Tony Ingrao, whose clients include Howard Stern, Kevin James, and Goldie Hawn. The landscape was executed by Edmund Hollander, a New York– and Hamptons–based talent whose work has been featured in Architectural Digest. He’s known for going above and beyond for exacting clients. He recently told House Beautiful: “For a client who really loves roses, we planted some 250 English grandifloras.”
The French-style estate was last sold in 2013 by Richard Burge, a former president of the American Stock Exchange and Cigna executive, according to the Wall Street Journal. The asking price was decreased several times — first asking $39 million, then $35 million, then $29.75 million — before finally selling for $28 million, per Curbed Hamptons.
Old Long Island, a site dedicated to telling the stories of the area’s historic architecture, breaks down the home’s background further: The 1925 estate was originally built by architects Polhemus & Coffin for the prominent lawyer Kenneth O’Brien. Unsurprisingly, at the time it was known as “O’Brien House.”
If Rob does intend to move to the town of Southampton, his neighbors may include Brooke Shields, Matt Lauer, Howard Stern and Jennifer Lopez.