Beyoncé and Jay-Z Buy $26M Mansion in East Hampton

Take a look inside the historic, 12,000-square-foot home music-mega-couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z reportedly bought in East Hampton for $26 million.

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The estate features six bedrooms, seven baths and 203 feet of water frontage on Georgica Pond.
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The home was built by Stanford White of McKim, Mead & White, a prominent American architectural firm in the early 20th century, <a href="http://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/real-estate/g12454429/jay-z-beyonce-hamptons-house/">according to Town and Country.</a> The firm was behind such iconic buildings as the original Penn Station, the main campus of Columbia University and the Brooklyn Museum.
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The mansion was restored and expanded over the course of three years by its previous owner, Hamptons luxury builder Jeffrey Colle.
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Colle turned the house 90 degrees to enhance the waterfront views of nearby Georgica Pond.
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Colle described the home, nicknamed the Pond House, as “elegant, beautiful and gracious.”
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Colle converted a triple-height studio room into a living room with a soaring, 30-feet-high ceiling.
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“All the paneling in this space here is all quarter sawn oak with a French chalk finish, all done by hand,” Colle said of the living room. "It brings a lot of warmth to the home."
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The floors are made out of 700-year-old bonds that Colle bought in the south of France.
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The bathrooms feature heated tubs hand-carved in Verona, Italy, out of solid blocks of stone.
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The master bedroom has a hand-beaded and paneled ceiling with French chalk finish.
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Another view of the master bedroom.
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“There’s a lot of Old-World craftsmanship and Old-World materials used in the house,” Colle said.
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The estate includes an infinity edge pool and spa adjacent to the pond, as well as an outdoor dining space, <a href="https://hamptons.curbed.com/2017/9/15/16258978/briar-patch-pond-house-sells ">according to Curbed.com.</a>
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There’s also a Turkish limestone, wraparound terrace.
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On top of that, there's a 1,800-square-foot guest cottage with its own living room, kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms.
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The kitchen contains plenty of natural light.
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More natural light fills the sun room.
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There are spacious ceilings throughout the home, including in the media room.
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The kitchen area has several areas for dining.
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Visitors can lounge in a living area near the dining room and kitchen.
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“I’ve been here in the Hamptons for 35 years building homes. I started to design and build homes 20 years ago and nothing I’ve ever built has had the love and attention that I’ve put into this,” Colle said of the estate.
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