The economy may still be in the doldrums for most folks but the super rich are doing just fine as evidenced by Goldman Sach CEO Lloyd Blankfein's recent acquisition of a seven bedroom residence in the Hamptons that was last listed with an scorching asking price of $32,500,000.
The 100-ish year old cedar-shingled Colonial sits on nearly eight land-locked and entirely landscaped acres in low-key but hideously expensive Bridgehampton and includes, according to various online listings?seven bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, formal living and dining rooms, a super-sized country kitchen, sun room and a lodge-like family/game room on the second floor.
The expansive, fully-hedged grounds include meandering driveway, a heated swimming pool simply and elegantly sunk in the grass in the shade of a mature tree, full-sized tennis court, vast lawns and several clumps of sculpted formal gardens.
Mister and Missus Blankfein still own the seven bedroom and 6.5 bathroom house in Sagaponack that they unsuccessfully attempted to sell way back in spring 2007 for $13,995,000 and they also continue to maintain a residence in Manhattan where in 2007 they dropped $26,474,500 of his considerable bacon to purchase a 6,136 square foot duplex penthouse at the bi-towered 15 Central Park West building.
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