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Property Porn

Fancy a peek inside the most expensive house for sale in America?

Got a spare €126 million knocking around?

THIS 1930s-BUILT estate, called “Briar Patch,” in East Hampton, New York, is the most expensive home for sale in the US, according to Zillow Group, the largest real-estate network on the web.

Perched on a well-manicured knoll, the $140 million (€126m) property skirts 1,156 feet along Georgica Pond and offers views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Built in 1931 and renovated in 1990 by renowned architect Peter Marino, it has even earned a spot on the US National Register of Historic Places.

The current owners, Chris Whittle and his wife Priscilla Rattazzi, bought the 10,000-square-foot home in 1989.

Once the publisher of Esquire magazine, Whittle is the co-founder of Avenues: The World School, an elite private school in Manhattan. Peter Turino of Brown Harris Stevens holds the listing for the property.

Keep scrolling for an inside-out tour of America’s most expensive house for sale…

2 Sitting on 11.2 acres of land, the property has two lots. The listing touts the open lot as a prime spot for a private art gallery, conservatory, spa/gym, or guesthouse.

3 The main residence, known as the Shepard Krech House, has 10,300 square feet of living space, four fireplaces, and a library.

4 Design details such as tray ceilings with hand-stenciling add to the hefty price tag.

5 Expansive porches on the ground floor are surrounded by greenery and the soothing ebb and flow of Georgica Pond.

6 As you head up to the third floor the views become even more breathtaking. There's also an exercise room on this floor.

7 Curtained sink cabinetry and slim doorways recall the home's 1930s beginnings.

8 The estate has 10 bedrooms, six of which are in the main house.

9 The remaining four bedrooms are located in the 3,500-square-foot guesthouse — also designed by Peter Marino.

10 The guesthouse has its own living room, kitchen, and entrance driveway.

11 On a sunny afternoon, hit the tennis court and practice your serve.

12 A 60-foot pool with an attached hot tub calls for an outdoor party. The changing cabana means guests won't have to trek back to the house to put on their swimsuits.

13 This would be the perfect setting for afternoon tea and a game of croquet.

14 What better way to spend a lazy afternoon than lounging on a covered porch with a refreshing drink and good company?

16 And for those who love the open waters, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, and paddle boarding are all fair game.

Pictures: Christie’s International Real Estate

- Brittany Fowler for Business Insider

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