Disgraced NBC anchor Matt Lauer has found a buyer for his expansive Hamptons property. The 64-year-old former “Today” anchor was ousted from NBC almost five years ago amid sexual misconduct charges. According to the New York Post, he purchased the mansion on Actors Colony Road in North Haven, NY, for $36.5 million from actor Richard Gere in 2016. The estate was initially advertised for $65 million by Gere in 2013.
Lauer originally advertised the home in 2019 for $44.8 million, the same year he divorced Annette Roque, 55. It was on and off the market for a while before he brought it back in 2021 for $43.99 million. It was listed for Lauer by Susan Breitenbach of Corcoran and sold for an undisclosed price.
The main home, known as Strongheart Manor, was built in 1902 and has been restored to be energy-efficient and geothermal. The property also has a guest house, for a total of 12 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms. Additionally, there’s a tea house and a pond with a bridge. It has 300 feet of immediate bay beachfront, a 240-foot-long private deepwater dock, and a sandy beach. The gated residence sits on 6.3 acres with views of the Peconic rivers and Mashomack Preserve and boasts singer Jimmy Buffett as a neighbor.
The transaction does not entail Lauer’s departure from the Hamptons, he still owns a 25-acre estate in Sag Harbor, and Bright Side Farm, which he purchased with his ex-wife for $3.5 million in 2012, will still be held by her.