Media billionaire Rupert Murdoch has finally sold Rosehearty, his historic estate in the swank Long Island, New York community of Oyster Bay.
The media mogul and his feisty wife, Wendi Deng first purchased the prime piece of waterfront property in 2003 and listed it back on the open market back in June 2007 with an asking price of $14,800,000. Over the last four and some odd years the price tag of the bucolic 4.6 estate has been taken off and put back on the market several times while the price tag tumbled to $9,995,000.
Word on the Oyster Bay real estate street is that the fully fenced and electronically gated estate sold for $9,100,000.
The stately and blue-shuttered 1900s Colonial main mansion – with design done by Oval Office decorator Michael Smith – measures around 10,000 square feet and includes 11 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms and an additional 950-square foot guest house.
Rosehearty’s grounds spread out over 4.6 acres of rolling lawns dotted with mature shade trees, a 50-foot swimming pool with pool house, waterside lit tennis court, several outbuildings, garaging for 8 automobiles, and charming beach cabana for stashing kayaks and chaise lounges.
Property records do not yet reflect a transfer.
Mister and Missus Murdoch still own and maintain a massive Fifth Avenue triplex bought in 2005 for a mind-numbing $44,000,000 as well as a secluded estate in the mountains above Beverly Hills (CA) that includes a stunning 8,651 square foot Wallace Neff-designed mansion with 11 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms.
Source: The Real Estalker