Late Billionaire Sheldon Solow’s Longtime Hamptons Haven Seeks $70M

Even Manhattan’s most prominent real estate developers need to leave the sights and sounds of the city behind sometimes. Late billionaire Sheldon Solow, the man behind the Solow Building at 9 West 57th, had this lavish waterfront estate in Wainscott. The Wall Street Journal reports he purchased the Hamptons property in 2006 for $19.5 million and the home itself was then completed in 2010. Located right on Georgica Pond with views of the Atlantic Ocean beyond, the stately mansion is now being listed by his family for $70 million after Solow passed away at 92 years of age in November 2020.

Spanning about 14 acres and boasting more than 800 feet of water frontage, the spread has a scale enjoyed by few. It’s even larger than the Hamptons estate, Lasata, where Jackie O famously spent summers as a child. Solow’s creation, a 10,000-square-foot mansion surrounded by greenery, indeed cuts a strong silhouette against its idyllic water views.

As would be expected at the $70 million price point, the property’s expansiveness doesn’t sacrifice comfort or charm. Designed by architect Paul Rice and built by Ben Krupinski, the home oozes classic coastal elegance with white woodwork, high ceilings, and plenty of spots to take in the views (peek at the primary’s suite’s private balcony). A large screened porch sits just through a set of French doors from grand living rooms, a sunny respite from whatever formal galas or summer parties new owners might throw.

Other structures include a detached three-car garage and pool house that, of course, watches over a heated pool. Kyle Rosko, Marcy Braun, Paul Brennan, Martha Gundersen of Douglas Elliman hold the listing, with seven bedrooms in total.