Hedge fund manager David Tepper’s Sagaponack mansion, which he built after razing a 20-year-old residence he bought from former New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine’s ex-wife Joanne Corzine, is now complete, and the results are amazing.
Tepper paid a reported $43.5 million for the oceanfront estate. But he wasn’t crazy about it, so shortly thereafter, in 2011, he had the existing mansion destroyed and the 6.45-acres cleared.
Tepper’s original architect, Jaquelin T. Robertson of Cooper, Robertson & Partners in Manhattan, told the Sagaponack Village Architectural and Historic Review Board at the time that Tepper complained that while he could see the ocean over the dune from the second floor of the original home, the same could not be said about the first floor. The replacement mansion would grant better ocean views and put the rooms usually associated with a first-story on the second-story, and vice versa.
The design called for an 11,000-square-foot-plus main house, nearly twice as big as what previously stood there. Including a finished basement, the new mansion has a total of 15,000 square feet of living space. The estate plan also included a 1,000-square-foot three-car garage with a basement, a 550-square-foot pool house and a 270-square-foot tennis pavilion.
View the estate from the construction phase through now: