By Jennifer Karmon, Yahoo Homes
Off and on for almost five years, singer Billy Joel has been trying to sell this Nate Berkus-decorated Hamptons mansion in Sagaponack, N.Y.
In 2007, Joel bought the home from actor Roy Scheider for $16.8 million, reportedly as a gift for his then-wife of three years, celebrity foodie Katie Lee. But in 2009 their marriage broke up and he put the house on the market -- for $22.5 million. After unsuccessful price cuts to $19.9 million, $18.5 million and then a mere break-even $16.8 million (as chronicled by Curbed Hamptons), Joel gave up.
Now it's listed again, Curbed reports -- this time for more than ever, $23.5 million. That price will get you more than an acre of land including 145 feet of oceanfront and "sunset views of farmfield reserves"; 5,500 square feet of living space; cooking facilities suited to a pro; a luxurious tub right in front of a fireplace in the master bathroom; and a detached studio.
Think he'll end up discounting it again? You may be right. He may be crazy.