BILLY JOEL: Are You in a Hamptons State of Mind?
A home he owns on Long Island, New York home is available for rental.
If you’re looking for somewhere special to vacation this summer, Billy Joel has just the place for you. He has yet to sell the oceanfront home he owns in the ritzy Hamptons enclave on Long Island, New York, and it’s been sitting empty since he and third wife Katie Lee split up in 2009.
It’s now available as a summer rental. Someone with $250,000 to spare can have it for a month-long escape in August. It was also offered for the entire summer — from Memorial Day to Labor Day — for $450,000.
Joel bought the house from actor Roy Scheider in 2007 for $19 million. It was completely renovated in 2009 by designer Nate Berkus and has four bedrooms, six bathrooms, four fireplaces and various decks and porches with water views. The rental agent is HamptonsRealEstate.com.
After it was announced that Joel will receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from the Library of Congress, House Speaker John Boehner took some of Joel’s songs and worked them into a press release regarding the nation’s jobs situation. With the title 14 of Our Recent Greatest Hits on Jobs, Boehner wrote:
“No, ‘We Didn’t Start the Fire’ of uncertainty that has small businesses in Southwest Ohio and nationwide struggling under ObamaCare,” and “Yet the president just has to be a ‘Big Shot,’ bragging about his policies when Americans are having a tough time.”
“On top of all this, the president’s ‘Shameless’ push for ‘economic patriotism’ would just make things worse, with even more jobs ‘Movin’ Out’ of the country.” And “So ‘Say Goodbye to Hollywood,’ Mr. President, and work with us to help grow the middle class and expand opportunity for everyone, from the ‘Piano Man’ to the ‘Uptown Girl.'”