The Linden Estate Sets Record for Highest Non-Waterfront Sale Ever in the Hamptons

From iconic architectural masterpieces to grand historic homes and idyllic beach houses, the East End is no stranger to splashy real estate listings. However, a $70 million closing on a Southampton property just made history for the highest price ever paid for a non-waterfront property in the Hamptons.

The Linden Estate, on Southampton’s Ox Pasture Road, has been on and off the market for a decade and was last seen priced at $69.95 million. That’s right, the luxe listing sold for just above asking. While the well-to-do new owner of the nine-acre estate remains unknown, the sellers were billionaire Jürgen Friedrich, who founded Esprit Holdings in Europe, and his wife Anke Beck-Friedrich, according to The Real Deal. The couple nabbed the property 20 years ago for significantly less—$8.5 million—before making multi-million dollar renovations to the circa-1910 home.

The country club-like property boasts an 18,000-square-foot home with 12 bedrooms, 12 full bathrooms, three half baths, and separate staff quarters. With an indoor pool and an outdoor one, plus a spa, grass tennis court, and paddle court, the only thing missing is the beach—which is just a bike ride away. Fountains, a carriage house, a greenhouse, two four-car garages, and two outdoor pavilions with full kitchens embellish the grounds.

Harald Grant of Sotheby’s International Realty – Southampton Brokerage and Tim Davis of The Corcoran Group held the now record-breaking listing. Davis also repped the buyer.