A world-famous supermodel, actress, and entrepreneur, Christie Brinkley was born as Christie Lee Hudson in Monroe, Michigan in 1954, and was raised in Southern California. She was first discovered in 1973 by American photographer Errol Sawyer in a post office in Paris. She was a surfer girl at heart and had never thought about modeling.
Sawyer snapped her first modeling pictures and introduced her to John Casablanca of Elite Model Management agency in Paris who then signed Brinkley and launched her now-legendary modeling career. She appeared on Sports Illustrated and thousands of other magazines and even starred in the famous movies, National Lampoon’s Vacation and its sequel, Vegas Vacation, with Chevy Chase and an all-star cast.
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After three decades in the modeling and acting business, Brinkley now produces her own wine, Bellissimo Prosecco, and a line of skincare products that bear her name. Brinkley is the mom of three children, including her oldest child by ex-husband and famous musician, Billy Joel. She recently put her Bridgehampton house of 15 years on the market for sale at a price of $29.5 million.
Brinkley’s charming 11,000 square-foot, three-level home is dubbed Tower Hill and is named after the century-old observation tower that was constructed as part of the gorgeous home in 1891. The tower offers amazing panoramic views of the sprawling Atlantic Ocean, Gardiner’s Island, the North Fork Peninsula, and the south shore of the state of Connecticut.
The home was decorated by Brinkley with a sophisticated yet whimsical theme. The main house offers a total of four bedrooms, a country-style kitchen, a large family room, five bathrooms, four gorgeous stone fireplaces, a spacious office, in a fully equipped gym. Its multiple stone terraces offer a relaxing place with amazing views and there is a four-car garage for your convenience.
The house is nestled on 20 acres of beautiful wooded land along with lush green grass, flower and organic vegetable gardens, and a walking trail so that you can take in nature while getting your exercise for the day. A fully stocked pond offers serenity as well as a good fishing spot and a heated swimming pool will be the centerpiece while entertaining guests. A tennis court on the property also provides exercise opportunities as well as fun in the sun.
The main house features four bedrooms, including a primary bedroom with a walk-in closet and a primary, master ensuite. A guest house and artist’s studio apartment offer five more bedrooms and bathrooms.
This amazing Bridgehampton, New York, the property has a price tag of $29.5 million and is listed by Enzo Morabito of Douglas Elliman. Not only would it be a totally cool thing to be able to brag to your friends that you now own a home that you purchased from the famous Christie Brinkley but to simply live there and enjoy all of the amenities this amazing property has to offer would be a wonderful experience.