It’s known that Mariah Carey is hard-to-please, but it turns out this lavish Hamptons home has ticked several boxes.
“She is a true diva in every sense of the word,” says listing agent Shawn Elliott of NestSeekers International. “She really liked the property because it’s an ultra-gated, private compound. She even considered buying it at one point during her stay.”
The singer recently rented out this on-the-market property, called Noyac Path, in July—and even considered buying it for $20 million. And while anyone can certainly splash out several million to call this home their own, it also comes with a unique twist. That is, buyers can drop $50 million for the property, which comes with plans to tear down the home Carey rented and build a Tony Stark, Ironman-inspired manse.
Should the property not sell as-is, Los Angeles-based developer Roman James, known best for working with Justin Bieber and building record-breaking homes worth upwards of $50 million, hopes to bring his contemporary, West Coast style to the Hamptons’ tony shores on this very property if someone doesn’t purchase the home by the end of the year. In the meantime, if a potential buyer likes James’ plans, they will be able to move forward with his vision for a cool $50 million.
Co-listed by Elliott and Dylan Eckardt, also with NestSeekers, the current home sits on a park-like seven-acre parcel of land with a 8,900-square-foot main residence, guest home, pool, and ample lawn space—all Carey-approved. In total, there are eight bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, two living rooms, two kitchens, a screening room, and gorgeous dining rooms overlooking the Atlantic Golf Course Fairways. There is also a tennis court, landscaped lawns, and an 81-foot heated gunite pool that cost $1 million thanks to the imported stone, waterfall, and fire features.
In fact, it’s situated on the highest point in the Hamptons and built into a hill, which was a draw for James, who tends to specialize in building hillside homes in L.A.
“It has insane views from the polo fields to the Montauk lighthouse,” Elliott says.
The landscaped lawns, views, and traditional shingle-style Hamptons home is likely to be a sought-after property for its location. Even if it were to be torn down and transformed into an ultra-contemporary masterpiece, it would still be exceptionally private and luxe.
If James’ project moves through, the pool and guest house will remain. Elliott says that James wants to build his “dream home” and that he is three-fourths of the way to getting every future aspect permitted. There’s many L.A. features, like a 15-car auto gallery, a designer showroom-like closet, wine cellar, bowling alley, spa, steam room, a second outdoor theater, an outdoor kitchen, and so much more.
Depending on what you’re seeking in a home, and what your budget is, the property is no doubt an absolute dream in a crazy market like this, with Hamptons homes selling for up to $100 million and above, like this $175 million Southampton estate.