Are you a Billy Joel fan? I love it when his oldies from the 80’s and 90’s come on the radio. If you’re like me, you probably know all the words to many of his songs. Billy Joel has had thirty-three “Top 40” hits so far in his lifetime, all of which he wrote! That is an amazing achievement!
Recently, when I was drooling over beaches houses, I came across pictures of a beach house Billy Joel owned and sold just this past summer. The house originally belonged to Roy Scheider–recognize that name? Yep, he was Police Chief Martin C. Brody in the infamous Jaws movies. Actually he appeared in the first two Jaw movies.
Roy Scheider had his Sagaponack, cedar-shingled, oceanfront home built in 1994. Billy Joel bought it in 2007. This 5,500 square feet has four bedrooms and seven baths. One thing that’s kind of different about this beach home is all of the bedrooms are on the first floor, which means the living, dining room and kitchen are all on the 2nd level. It was designed this way to to take advantage of the ocean views from the main living areas of the home. Let’s go inside and take a tour.
Billy Joel bought this home during the time he was married to chef and cookbook author, Katie Lee. The home saw a full renovation at that time. I would love to have seen how it looked during the time Schneider lived there. It would be interesting to compare how it looked then to how it looks now.
In these pictures taken from the real estate listing, HERE, it looks pretty empty doesn’t it. I guess a lot of the furniture had been moved out. I wonder if this area in front of the doors was originally a dining area?’
The views are truly amazing! I love the idea of having the main living quarters where you spend most of your time on the second floor with the awe-inspiring views.
The kitchen is a gourmet’s dream. In addition to a Sub Zero refrigerator and Miele dishwasher, it has two Wolf ranges, one in the main part of the kitchen and one in the huge butler’s pantry. I think I see a refrigerator on the right, as well as a sink. You can just make out the top of Wolf range on the other side of the island. We’ll get a better look at it in the next picture. I can see how this would be perfect for a professional chef. That must be a huge island if it can seat six down one side! Love all the storage and windows…so much natural light pouring in!
This is the other side of the island with the Wolf range. Beautiful hardwood floors, love the color! You get those awesome ocean views even here in the kitchen.
That may be the butler’s pantry we’re seeing through the sliding door. Let’s go check it out!
It’s really like another full kitchen, isn’t it? I see a dishwasher, a refrigerator…or perhaps that’s a freezer. And there’s the other Wolf range. This kitchen beats the kitchen in most restaurants! I guess this was added during the renovation Billy Joel and Katie Lee did before moving in. Would love to have seen it before just to see how this space was used back then. Let’s go check out the bedrooms.
The home has four fireplaces! This must be the master bedroom with its own fireplace.
The master bath has a fireplace, too, do you see it there through the doorway?
Imagine taking a bath in front of a toasty warm fire with these views! At night you could listen to the ocean waves and enjoy the breezes while staring up into a starry sky, all from the comfort of a relaxing hot bath. ~~~sigh~~~
Notice the mirror with the attached lights. Would love to see how that looks at night with the lights reflecting in the mirror.
There are four bedrooms, all on ground level. It would be easy to take a walk along the beach in the early morning with easy access right from your bedroom.
I like the plank walls and ceiling…perfect for a beach house. That comforter looks so familiar. I remember seeing one in a similar pattern in IKEA once, only the pattern was a tan/beige color, I think.
Another bedroom…wonder what’s on the other side of the shorter window. It’s so unusual to see two different size windows side by side in a room, so I’m thinking there must be something on the other side.
Did you have a favorite room or feature? I think mine would be the fireplace in the master bedroom. Yep, that would have to be it for me.
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