Beyonce and Jay-Z too busy for their $26-million Hamptons mansion
The power couple, Queen Bey and Jay-Z have reportedly barely touched the Stanford White-designed East Hampton estate they picked up in September. Beyoncé and Jay-Z paid $26 million for their sprawling, historic East Hampton mansion in September, but it does not look like they'll be spending much time there over the summer.
In June, the duo will be ready to start their international OTR II tour in Europe, and the New York Post is reporting that while the Georgica Pond home was basically turnkey-ready—meaning the couple could move right on in—when the pair purchased it, they have yet to do pretty much anything to their new seven-bedroom waterfront estate. Things like getting rooms ready for their children—Blue Ivy, Rumi, and Sir—still seem to be on the agenda.
The mansion that the couple picked up seems to have as much star power as the pair that purchased it. It was originally built by 19th-century architect Stanford White and underwent a relatively recent (and costly) renovation by builder Jeffrey Colle to rotate the home 90 degrees so that the living room would face the water. The 12,000-square-foot home, called Pond House, sits on two acres and has a 17-acre meadow preserve.
The home boasts of hand-carved, heated marble tubs, hand-pegged parquet de Versailles floors, and 18th-century Louis XV carved-stone fireplaces. But none of this, nor a pond-side infinity-edge pool and spa, seem to be a big enough draw to get Bey and Jay to spend some time in their new home. Maybe one of their neighbors, who include Steven Spielberg and billionaire Ronald Perelman, will pick up their mail for them.