Famous television personality, Matt Lauer, has been a presence in the Hamptons for a long while. He has bought and sold several properties in this gorgeous area. His cottage in Southampton, New York was recently listed for $3.95 million and sold for $3.5 million. This waterfront cottage includes 1,800 square feet with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The property encompasses three-quarters of an acre and includes 85 feet of waterfront property.
As a former American news anchor and co-host of NBC’s Today Show, Lauer was a prominent face in the news from 1994 to 2017. He also served as a contributor for Dateline NBC, hosted the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and co-hosted the opening ceremonies for the Olympic Games. Through his success, he has been able to dabble in real estate.
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After a recent $33 million purchase of a 1902 6.3 acre waterfront estate in the Hamptons that once belonged to Richard Gere, Lauer decided to offload a few properties. His Southampton cottage was constructed in the traditional style.
The living room is cozy with cathedral ceilings, a fireplace, and a few exposed wood beams. The bedrooms that are located upstairs include interesting angles and built-in storage. The windows let in lots of light and there are cozy areas for sitting and reading.
The country style kitchen is perfect for preparing meals to enjoy on the wrap-around decks or in the dining area with bay windows that look out on the gorgeous views of the water. There is also an enclosed room with plenty of glass that leads out to the deck. A large lawn is situated between the deck and the water.
It’s perfect for relaxing while watching the boats on the water or playing football or soccer on the grass. There are also boat moorings and a dock. The water offers countless recreational opportunities. In the age of working from home, this could serve as a primary residence or as a vacation home to pass down for generations to come.
When driving up to the home, there is nice landscaping, a garage, and beautiful flowers during the spring and summer. It would feel like a breath of fresh air to arrive at the home to enjoy some much-needed relaxation.
I can only imagine playing games with my family by the cozy fireplace during the winter. I would spend my days in the summer sitting on the deck reading a book or exploring the water in my boat. I can only dream, but for the new owners, this is their new reality.