Friday, November 20, 2009

Richard Gere Sells His Hamptons Home for $5.9M

Speaking of the Hamptons . . . Forever handsome Richard Gere and his lovely wife, actress Carey Lowell, recently sold their home in the Hamptons for $5.9 million.  According to the Wall Street Journal, the new owner paid about a third less than the asking price.  Fortunately for us, the WSJ has a slideshow allowing us to peek inside this 7BR home, which sits on 1.2 acres in Water Mill, NY.

The approaching winter clearly has us obsessed with fireplaces right now.  We hated the one in Russell and Kimora Lee Simmons' NJ estate.  But we loved the fireplaces in Barefoot Contessa/Ina Garten and Jason Winer's homes.  And we love the one in this bedroom below:

Okay, so it's not glamorous, but it has a rustic country feel that we like.

Likewise for the kitchen above and dining room below.

Mismatched chairs always make us feel like we can relax. This looks like a perfect spot for Thanksgiving dinner--something else that's also on our minds lately!

Tell us what you think.  Would you prefer an informal dining room like Richard and Carey's or a more formal dining room for Thanksgiving?

Top photo from The Insider.  House photos from Saunders Associates.


  1. I, too, like the rustic country feel of Gere's home. I don't, however, like the exterior. It mimics a barn too much for me.

  2. The kitchen is gorgeous!

    RE: The dining room is too casual for me, not digging the mismatched chairs.

  3. Hey Tif, We are apparently in a barn mood these days. Did you see our post yesterday about the Barefoot Contessa and her barn?

    BeachGal, We like the kitchen too. Beautiful and simple. We will look around to see which celeb has a great formal dining room!

  4. I really like this house--especially the bedroom with that fireplace. It looks comfortable and unpretentious to me. I hadn't heard that it finally sold!

  5. I love an informal dining room. It is the meal and company that can easily formalize the dining room a bit ,really the kitchen, with flowers from the yard and good linen. Of course children at the table always make family holidays special.

  6. Ooooh if only I had 5.7 million it would have been all mine, mine, mine!
    This is a lovely home.

  7. Oops, just reread the title, thought I needed 5.7 million but rather if I had 6 million it would be mine, mine, mine. You all know the rest this is a nice home.
    I am inspired I want to recreate some, a little or a lot of this life.


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