The onetime Southampton home of Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan, the great-granddaughter of railroad magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt, has hit the market for $28M. Known as "Gardenside" or "Cara-Mia," the seven-bedroom shingle-style mansion was built around 1900 and owned by the Gilded Age heiress and socialite until her death in 1964. According to the Wall Street Journal, the 1.84-acre estate is now owned by Robert G. Goldstein, executive VP of casino and resort operating company Las Vegas Sands, and his wife, Sheryl, who bought it in in 2007 for $17.4M and are selling because they "are not spending as much time there as expected." Immaculately renovated, according to the listing, by a "master craftsman," with the addition of "a world class rose garden, antique Belgian block courtyards, a clay tennis court, bluestone terraces and a 45 ft swimming pool," the 9,000-square-foot abode has interiors by designer Thomas Pheasant, and still sports original parquet wood floors.
· Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan's Hamptons Home Lists for $28 Million [Wall Street Journal]
· Ox Pasture Road [Corcoran]
· All Southampton coverage [Curbed National]