Even in a rich man’s playground lined with one McMansion after another, the Linden Estate in Southampton, N.Y., stands out as one of the best. The stately — and gigantic — home sprawls across 18,000 square feet on a 9.11-acre plot, and it has not one but two outdoor pavilions and a bevy of resort-style amenities (including indoor and outdoor pools). But it seems like that might not have been enough to satisfy one tech tycoon.
James H. Clark, co-founder of Netscape (you remember that, right?), was reportedly under contract to buy the glorious property at a $49 million price tag last July — after the mansion spent a staggering four years on the market. Clark and his wife (both pictured at left) even gave Haute Living magazine a tour of the home’s immaculate grounds. But the sale was never completed, and now, less than a year later, the home is once again up for sale for $45 million, Curbed reported. It’s unclear exactly what happened, but man, what a bummer for the owner.
The home, built in 1915, is still officially owned by Juergen Friedrich, a former Esprit executive, Curbed said. This is what Friedrich is stuck with (poor guy) and what could be yours if you have the money: 12 bedrooms and 12.5 bathrooms, a full kitchen in each outdoor pavilion and a crazy carriage house. The property also has a tennis court, paddle court, gym, four-car garage and a large fountain outside. The home is listed on the websites of Corcoran Group Real Estate and Sotheby’s International Realty.
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