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Rupert Murdoch lowers price of Centre Island home
It seems that media mogul Rupert Murdoch is getting more serious about selling his waterfront estate on Centre Island, chopping the price by more than $2 million.
Murdoch’s five-acre spread first hit the market in 2007 and was listed at the time for $14.8 million. Last summer, the price stood at $12.8 million.
The asking price has once again been lowered to $10.5 million, according to the Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate website.
The 11-bedroom, 7 ½-bath home bears the name Rosehearty. Murdoch and wife, Wendi, purchased the estate in 2003 for $7.8 million, records show. There are seven fireplaces, a pool, tennis courts and 260 feet of beachfront.
The home was taken off the market briefly in the fall of 2008, and rented for a while to Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt while Jolie filmed scenes for her upcoming movie “Salt” on Long Island. It has been reported that the Jolie-Pitts paid $100,000 per month to stay there.