From Braden Keil, Gimme Shelter
The New York Post
The $48M summer house
We thought Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein was being rather conservative when he paid only $27 million for an apartment on Central Park West.
Now we hear he’s earmarking more of his record $53 million bonus toward the purchase of a summer place.
Sources tell us that Blankfein is close to buying one of Southampton’s most elaborate estates, which has a $48 million price tag.
Located on exclusive Lake Agawam, the 10.6-acre estate known as Old Trees is owned by financier Donald A. Burns. The property includes a shingled 20,000-square-foot, 13-bedroom mansion and a historic barn with a gym, kitchen and three bedrooms. There’s also a cottage/pool house with three bedrooms, a clay tennis court and a pool with a blue-stone patio.
The main house has lake and ocean views, and includes grand-scale public rooms and a formal dining room with seating for 60.
Blankfein, who is traveling, could not be reached for comment, while his spokesman would not confirm or deny the transaction.
Gimme Shelter also talks about Patriots QB Tom Brady and Lisa Bonder Kerkorian, ex-wife of automotive and entertainment billionaire Kirk Kerkorian selling her Bridgehampton property here