CENTRE ISLAND, N.Y. (September 28, 2006) — The Piano Man is movin’ out.
Four years after purchasing an estate with picturesque views of Oyster Bay Harbor, the 57-year-old singer has listed the place for sale with a prominent real estate firm.
Joel, who paid $22.5 million for the property in 2002, now has an asking price of $37.5 million. For that, a buyer will get a 40,000-square-foot brick, gabled house containing five bedrooms with three full baths, three half-baths and eight fireplaces on 14.26 acres with 1,550 feet of shoreline on Oyster Bay. There’s also a guest cottage and a pool house by the beach.
Joel’s spokeswoman, Claire Mercuri, told Newsday: “Billy is a Long Islander and still maintains a property in Sag Harbor.” She declined further comment.
Other amenities include a gym, music room, wine cellar, outdoor pool, bowling alley and tennis courts, and a domed-roof indoor pool room, which has been converted into a space for Joel’s grand piano.