Joe Farrrell founded Farrell Building Co. in 1996 and hit the ground running with his reputation of building spectacular high-end mega mansions. Since then, Farrell Building Co. has designed and completed over 100 elegant homes in the Hamptons.
His own home, The Sandcastle, is the stuff of legend. Imagine 31,000 square feet of sheer perfection. Builder Joe Farrell and his wife Kristen not only imagined it, but also built their dream home also known as “The Sandcastle.” This luxurious 12 bedroom, 12 bath mansion nestled on an 11½- acre estate on Halsey Lane in Bridgehampton is the crème de le crème of mega mansions.
This mansion was hardly an overnight creation. It took 18 months to complete and over 100 dedicated tradesmen working day and night to finish every detail with great care. What a sight to see from beginning to end. With the best in the business fiercely at work, there was no room for error and the end product speaks for itself.
Where do we begin? Let’s start from the ground up—in the lower level with its 10-seat movie theater adorned with all the makings of a state-of-the-art Hollywood theater including an impressive twinkling starry night planetarium ceiling. Next up, anyone in the mood for bowling?—play a game in the mansion’s professional two-lane bowling alley or perhaps you prefer to play a game of golf in the Sandcastle’s virtual golf simulator. For those who like more extreme sports, make your way over to the indoor half pipe skateboard ramp and rock-climbing wall or racquetball, squash and basketball courts. When you’re ready to play outdoors, gather some friends for a game of tennis, baseball or lacrosse. You may even find Michael Phelps swimming in the luxurious 60 x 20 Gunite pool (complete with an electric cover and underwater stereo system). After all Phelps deserves only the best in preparation for the summer Olympics. And at the end of the day why not melt your worries away at the professional in-house spa and sauna room complete with heated massage tables, steam, sauna and Jacuzzi.
I’m sure Joe and Kristen look forward to retreat to their 2,800-square foot master suite complete with a dressing area, master bath and walk-in closet each night. The other 11 ensuite bedrooms are also elegantly designed and offer plenty of space for houseguests. The houseguests may want to become permanent residents, could you blame them? Other standout features include: an elevator, a professional chef’s kitchen with a butlers pantry and a walk-in fridge as well as a double living room with two fireplaces, a formal dining room with a fireplace and Bordeaux walnut floors with radiant heat. Car enthusiasts will enjoy the convenience of an underground garage with hydraulic lift. And future recording artists and dancers can sing a few tunes in the karaoke room or dance the night away in the in-house disco.
There is no way you will ever be bored staying in this unbelievable mansion. There is something for everyone and if not, Joe Farrell will build it.
So, if you’re in the market for this gem of a home, the Sandcastle is listed with Gary DePersia of the Corcoran Group and Chris Burnside of Brown Harris Stevens for $43,500,000. Or, if you wish to take just a two-week vacation, the home is also available for rent. The Sandcastle was also featured in the channel 4 program “Open House NYC.” Check it out, it is worth watching on the online feed. In 2010, the home fetched $500,000 for two weeks in August. This impressive mega mansion is definitely an example of the fact that dreams really do come true.