The Henry Ford II estate, as seen in HBO’s show Succession, has sold for $105 million – complete with 42-aces of land, a quarter mile of ocean frontage, access to three ponds, a meditation garden, and more.
The house, which is located in the luxurious beach-front neighborhood of the Hamptons in Long Island, New York, was featured as one of the Roy family’s many houses in the hit series. It is pictured in the HBO show Succession.
The luxurious mansion, which sits on Jule Pond, boasts nearly a quarter mile of Atlantic Ocean frontage – making it the largest ocean frontage in the Hamptons – and has access to three ponds and Mecox Bay. It was built in the early 1960s but underwent a major renovation in 2008. However, they kept many of the home’s original details such as distinctive ceiling moldings, traditional chandeliers, Italian marble fireplaces, French parquet floors, and antique bathroom fixtures.
It was sold by a portfolio manager named Brenda Earl, who had purchased the house in 2002 for $21.75 million from Italian financier Carlo Traglio.
The buyer is an offshore company based in the Cayman Islands, which is believed to be connected to Canadian swimmer Richard Funk’s family, Dirt has reported.
The 20,000-square-foot home has 12 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms, two master suites, a chef’s kitchen, a games room, a library, multiple reception rooms, and a 48-foot living room.
The sale has been classified as the second largest sale in Long Island. The first is held by a hedge-funder named Barry Rosenstein, who purchased an 18-acre $147 million estate in 2014.
As well as its many impressive amenities, the house also boasts a Hollywood connection courtesy of its appearance on the second season of hit HBO series Succession, on which it featured as the lavish summer home of the powerful Roy family.
In the season premiere, named The Summer Palace after the sprawling property, all-powerful patriarch Logan Roy gathers his family at the home.
He then hosts several closed-door meetings with each of his children about the future of the family’s media company, Waystar Royco.
According to its online listing, the home ‘offers the best of old-world charm and elegance and is coupled with today’s casual lifestyle choices and functionality’, with realtors calling particular attention to its ‘soaring ceilings, grand staircase and palatial formal entertainment spaces’.
Outside, it boasts a spa, a greenhouse, an outdoor kitchen, an outdoor shower, tennis courts, a basketball court, a guest house, a six-car garage, meditation gardens, and a 20-foot, heated, gunite pool – a concrete blend of sand, cement, and water that’s known for it’s long-lasting strength.
Large, floor-to-ceiling windows allow sunlight to fill the house and show off spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean.
The Hamptons has long-been a summer enclave for some of New York’s wealthiest residents, and many celebrities have even purchased homes of their own there – including Jennifer Lopez , Beyoncé, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Scarlett Johansson.
The area has become even more popular recently, with many people trying to escape the city during the coronavirus pandemic. According to a recent report from Douglas Elliman, Hamptons home sales jumped 37 per cent in 2020.
Radio and television personality Howard Stern, Real Housewives of New York alum Ramona Singer, actress and model Brooke Shields, and businessman Rick Hilton all live within a few minutes of the home. Nearby is also Southampton Social Club – a well-known upscale bar and restaurant.