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Linden Estate Sets A Record

The Linden Estate in Southampton Village now has the distinction of holding the record for the highest price ever paid for a non-waterfront property in the Hamptons – $70 million. Set on nearly nine acres on Ox Pasture Lane in the heart of the estate section, the property was co-listed with Tim Davis of Corcoran and Harald Grant of Sotheby’s. Davis also represented the buyer.

The property has been on and off the market for more than a decade and was most recently listed for $69.95 million at the end of 2021. Records show that the Friedrichs paid $8.5 million for the property in 2002.

The main house includes over 18,000 square feet with 12 bedrooms plus staff quarters, a 60-foot outdoor pool, pool house, grass tennis court and carriage house with connected greenhouse. In addition, there are two four-car garages and an indoor pool with waterslide, according to the listing. 

Designed by noted architect Grosvenor Atterbury, who also designed homes for the Rockefellers, the estate dates back to around 1899. “The estate is named for the linden trees that cover the estate’s parklike grounds, Mr. Davis said. Olmsted Brothers, the firm founded by John Charles Olmsted and Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., sons of the landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, did design work on the gardens of the Linden Estate in the early 1900s.”

“This sale is another career highlight for me and one that sets a record for a non-waterfront interior house sale. I set the record in 1994 when I sold “Westerly” to Howard Gittis for $8 million and several times since then during my 43-year career in various locations throughout the East End. The Friedrich’s did a marvelous job restoring, renovating and decorating this mansion and made it feel like a “home”. When I introduced the buyer to the property, she fell in love. Connecting buyers and sellers with happy endings is one of the biggest rewards for me,” Mr. Davis commented.

Photos: Richard Taverna for Sotheby’s International Realty

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