A celebrity showdown of sorts could be shaping up on Dune Road in Quogue now that editor Tina Brown—she of The New Yorker/Daily Beast/Vanity Fair/etc. fame—is putting her oceanfront home on the market for $12 million. “Accessed by a long, secluded driveway, this stunning traditional two-story home, renovated throughout, is perfectly situated with every room having a view of the ocean or bay,” the Dune Road home is described in its Brown Harris Stevens listing, which goes on to fawn over the 5,900-square-foot house, the 3-acre parcel, the 206 feet of oceanfront, and more. “You can’t find a more desirable location than Dune Rd in Quogue on the ocean.”
Daytime star Susan Lucci would no doubt agree with that last part, and that, of course, is where our faceoff is sparked—Lucci recently put her oceanfront Quogue home on Dune Road up for sale for $20 million. The spread is touted in its Douglas Elliman write-up as boasting 10,622 square feet, 2,700 square feet of decks and patio space, 1.4 acres of land and 160 feet of oceanfront. Known as “Four Winds,” the home is the most expensive on the market west of the Shinnecock Canal.
• Are Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones poised to become the next Hamptons power couple? According to The New York Post, the pair’s East End interest was sparked after they attended a premiere screening of Douglas’s latest film, And So It Goes, at Guild Hall, and they are now shopping around in the land of such Hollywood-players-headed-east as Brian De Palma, Steven Spielberg and company.
• Christie Brinkley has made a name for herself as an astute player in the Hamptons real estate game (remember that $10 million sale in North Haven last year?), but she’s also making moves in the market on an island further south. It was reported this past week that the Uptown Girl’s “Lucky House” on Turks and Caicos—which went up for sale with an asking price of $10.75 million last year and has been renting for more than $8,000 a month—has come down to $9 million.
• Local lore has it that Truman Capote finished his masterpiece In Cold Blood while living in the Sagaponack spot he enjoyed for 23 years, until he passed away in 1984. The 4-acre property was eventually purchased in 1993 by abstract expressionist Ross Bleckner, went back on the market a number of times between 2008 and now (most recently for $13.995 million), and has now sold. “Hear, see, smell, and taste the ocean from this private and magical setting in the heart of Sagaponack almost touching the ocean,” the Sotheby’s listing waxed poetic. Sounds like Capote himself could have written that one.