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For sale: 'Twilight' film director's former family farm

The Weitz family is selling this Bridgehampton property

The Weitz family is selling this Bridgehampton property for $8.995 million. Photo Credit: Strough Associates

A Bridgehampton estate that once belonged to John Weitz -- the men's fashion designer, race car driver and novelist -- is on the market for $8.995 million.

Weitz's sons are Chris Weitz, director of "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" film, and his brother, Paul, director of the upcoming film “Little Fockers.” Together, the sons directed and produced the "American Pie" comedies. Their mother, Susan Kohner, was an actress.


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The 15-acre property has "panoramic views" of the countryside, including the Channing Daughters Winery. It is next to an Amaryllis Farm Equine Rescue facility.

"This is the premiere location north of the highway," says Scott Strough of Strough Associates, who is exclusively listing the property. "It's the last remaining parcel of its size in the Scuttle Hole basin," which includes Christie Brinkley's Tower Hill estate, Madonna's horse farm, the Atlantic Golf Club and Two Trees Farm.

The land has preliminary approval to be subdivided into seven lots, Strough says.

The main house has three bedroom suites; two of them have fireplaces. It was purchased three years ago by a group of investors, including Strough, who says they were "intrigued as much by the location as the history of the property."

John Weitz designed and built the home, which he called "Red Barn," for the red barn that is next to the main house.

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