After three years on the market and multiple price cuts, the Southampton, NY, home of celebrity chef Rachael Ray is now off the menu. Ray sold the sumptuous property for $3.25 million.
The Food Network star’s good taste also extends to real estate. The mouth-watering spread in one the nations’s most coveted regions features lush lawns and specimen gardens on 6 parklike acres. The picturesque property encompasses two separate lots that are adjacent to the Southampton Golf Club.
It’s an idyllic backdrop for the 3,000-square-foot main residence, four-room pool house, one-room cottage, and pool.
Ray purchased the property in 2008 for $2.1 million. In 2017, Ray and husband John Cusimano listed the home for $4.9 million. It was relisted in 2018 for $4.69 million. And last year, the vacation retreat came back on the market for $4 million.
The three-bedroom, five-bath home is light and airy with a calming neutral palette. All the bedrooms are en suite. The home features an open living and dining area with sliding glass doors that open to a relaxing pool area.
The heated pool is surrounded by a blue stone patio and pergola, which sits next to the pool house.
The buyer had the option to scoop up the place with all the furnishings in the updated interior, done by Ray’s design guru, Michael Murray.
Listing agent Angela Boyer Stump with Sotheby’s International Realty says the decor and furnishings helped seal the deal.
“A family from Bronxville instantly fell in love with the character and style. The main house, pool house, and writer’s cottage have an old-world style and flair that bring an elegant sophistication,” she says.
Ray reportedly spends her free time in upstate New York, where her mother lives, and is “never in the Hamptons,” according to the New York Post. She spends time at her Lake Luzerne getaway, and she reportedly owns an apartment in New York City.
The Emmy-winning TV personality hosts a syndicated talk show, “Rachael Ray,” as well as the cooking series “30 Minute Meals.” She’s also the author of numerous cookbooks.
Denise Stephens with Sotheby’s International Realty represented the buyer.
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