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Billy Joel takes Sagaponack house off market

Billy Joel's oceanfront home in Sagaponack. The home

Billy Joel's oceanfront home in Sagaponack. The home was previously owned by actor Roy Scheider. Credit: Newsday/Jeff Schamberry

Rocker Billy Joel is no longer in the market to sell his Hamptons home.

The oceanfront Sagaponack home had been listed last for $16.75 million.

His agent from The Corcoran Group confirmed that Joel yanked the listing. "Not for rent, not for sale, off the market," said Corcoran's Biana Stepanian.

Asked why Joel decided to take it off the market, Stepanian said, "Personal use."

"We don't have any further comment on that," said Claire Mercuri, Joel's spokeswoman.

Joel purchased the home for his ex-wife, Katie Lee, in 2007. Celebrity TV designer Nate Berkus decorated the 5,500-square-foot, four-bedroom, six-bathroom home, which was renovated in 2009.

After the Joels split, the house was put up for sale. The original asking price was $22.5 million.

The late actor Roy Scheider sold the house to Joel.

Read more about Billy Joel's Long Island real estate here.

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