It's not every month that a famous person with the surname "Baron Cohen" lists a property but lo'! While he bears no relation to Brit funnyman Sacha, the famed porcelain collector Richard Baron Cohen has listed his chateau-style home in tony Oyster Bay, N.Y., the very same town made famous by media honcho Rupert Murdoch, whose long-listed manse there has finally sold. Now, about the so-called Twinight estate (the name recalls "the play of light over the home and grounds during sunsets," according to Realtor.com): modeled after Petit Trianon on the grounds of Versailles, the 16,500-square-foot manse, built in 2005 and sited on almost six Centre Island acres, and has eight bedrooms, 10.5 bathrooms, a gym (surely where Baron Cohen's bodybuilder wife got her groove on), and a 12-seat home theater. Outside, there's an in-ground gunite pool. We're guessing the $22.5M price tag, while lofty, doesn't include Baron Cohen's world-famous, dozens-strong set of hippopotamus portraits that he commissioned from Royal Copenhagen. However, one can still ogle the collectibles in the listing photos.
· 103 Centre Island Rd, Oyster Bay NY [Redfin]
· Twinight, Oyster Bay Home of Porcelain Collector Richard Baron Cohen, Listed for $22.5 Million [Realtor.com]
· Inside Rupert Murdoch's Just-Sold "Rosehearty" Mansion [Curbed National]
· Rent the Hollywood Home of Brit Funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen [Curbed National]