Hugh Jackman’s Minimalist East Hampton Home Is Available to Rent for the Summer
While it may be a bit early to start thinking about summer for most, it’s a smart idea to start looking now if you’re wanting to spend yours in a rental on the East End. And, an exciting opportunity just emerged in East Hampton. Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness have listed their clean Hamptons getaway for no small sum. Some things in life are priceless, but to live like the A-listers from Memorial Day to Labor Day, it’ll cost you $500,000.
The couple, whose primary residence has long been in New York City but just moved neighborhoods last year, bought this 2.5-acre waterfront estate in 2015 for $3.5 million. They then spent six years designing and building their perfect escape, according to Architectural Digest. But, the dream of devising a Hamptons pad was in the works long before that.
Furness told AD in a 2021 feature, “I’m a bit of a commitment-phobe. I spent years looking for a space, but then a girlfriend told me about this property. We had rented down the street, so we knew the area. And it is right on the bay. The water was so still, and I loved the feeling.”
With the site set, Furness and Jackman worked with Hamptons IDA winner Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects and an interior designer for the firm, Eleanor Donnelly, to create their zen paradise. The result is a completely new main house and a revamped shack closeby, which was an existing structure at the time of purchase. All in all, for $500,000, summer tenants will get to relish in 6,000 square feet of luxurious interiors, five bedrooms, and Wolverine-approved amenities like a gym, flush edge pool, and jacuzzi.
But, to truly live like the owners do, it’s all about the kitchen. Furness explained her design vision to AD saying, “I wanted to do a beach house that allowed for the way we wanted to live. That’s why the design is unusual, because people usually hide the kitchen. For us, cooking is the main event.”
This rental is certainly a main event for the Hamptons market as it kicks off 2023. Susan Breitenbach of The Corcoran Group and Paul Brennan and Martha Gundersen of Douglas Elliman share the listing while the NY Post first reported on the offering.