Comedian Chevy Chase sold his south-of-the-highway shingle style home at 19 Lee Avenue in East Hampton for just over $10 million back in 2001. Originally built in 1899 by notable architect Joseph Greenleaf Thorpe (the same guy who designed the iconic Grey Gardens), the house is now back on the market for almost twice the amount that it sold for 18 years ago at $19,995,000.
Spanning a massive 12,000 square feet, the house includes 10 bedrooms, eight and a half baths, and seven wood-burning fireplaces. But the listing description had us at the grandfathered legal third level.
Known as the Frederick G. Potter house, other features include a wood-paneled living room, a sunroom, and a brand new country kitchen with a butler’s pantry. Outside, homeowners will enjoy a pool, a pool house, gardens, a garage, and a playhouse on over 2 professionally landscaped acres.
According to the Zillow price history, this isn’t the first time this house has been available for sale. In July of 2010, the 120-year-old estate was listed for a whopping $25 million before cutting the price to $21 million two months later. By 2011, the listing was removed, but it’s been available to rent since then.
Brown Harris Stevens agent Peter Turino represents this incredible property.
Source: Behind the Hedges
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