Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and the real superstar of the family–Baby Blue Ivy– are headed to the Hamptons. According to the NY Post, the couple just dropped a staggering/swaggering $400,000 on a 12-bedroom/12-bath property they’ll be using for the entire… month. Of August. $400,000. For one month. Because they can. And because the 11-acre, 31,000-square-foot property is known as The Sandcastle, and the amenities are absolutely cray. But I saw a lot of angry comments online about the excessive lifestyle of this rich and famous family. Are Bey and Jay going too far with this one? Deets inside and the in-house skateboarding ramp of Lil Wayne‘s dreams in the gallery!
Here’s what my peoples over at Real Estalker had to say:
… [Beyoncé and Jay-Z ] reportedly shelled out somewhere in the neighborhood of $400,000 to lease Sandcastle, a hokey-named, Hamptons-famous estate in sleepy but impossibly swank Bridgehampton, NY currently listed for sale with a reduced from $50,000,000 but still boo-tox blistering asking price of $43,500,000.
Altogether the compound-like estate has, according to current listing information, 12 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms, including a sprawling, 2,800 square foot master suite with private sun deck and a marble- (or maybe onyx-) floored lady’s pooper far larger—we guesstimate—than the average two-bedroom tenement apartment in lower Manhattan.
In addition to all the usual accouterments to be expected in a super-pricey summer rental in the Hamptons—60-foot swimming pool, spa and sunken tennis court with pergola-shaded viewing terrace—the self-contained estate also includes a 4,000 square foot poolside entertaining pavilion with adjoining outdoor kitchen; a 10-seat home theater with swanky adjustable seats; a full spa with massage area and steam room; a state-of-the-art two-lane bowling alley and squash/racquetball court, media lounge with (at least) five tee-vees sunken into the wall—breathe, breathe, breathe—a disco with full bar; indoor rock climbing wall and skateboard half-pipe—because everyone needs one of those in the basement; a children’s performing area—whatever that is; an 8-car garage with hydraulic lifts and, not to be outdone by Jerry Seinfeld, a baseball diamond in the back yard.
So that’s what the Carters are workin with, in case you were curious.
Now maaad people were going off on Real Estalker and on the NY Post site, calling the lease and the money spent on it “ludicrous and obscene.” Others said the property is just too much and “screams vapid, bore, look at us, new money,” lol. But we’ve seen worse things on MTV’s Cribs right? Well… maybe not.
I’m curious to hear what you guys think about this beautiful monstrosity of a home. Personally, I’m reluctant to tell folks how to spend their money. I’ve tried rapping (many times over) and it’s really hard to do it and sound cool and smart and street and philosophical and sexy, so Jay-Z most likely ‘deserves’ the money he makes and deserves to do with it as he pleases.
But my absolute favorite comment about this move? From “Anonymous” on Real Estalker:
His secret son should enjoy this house immensely.
Bwaahhhahhhaaaa! In case we forgot… shouts-out to Jr.