The 5,800-square-foot, five-bedroom, 5½-bath home, which has been featured a handful of times on the Bravo reality TV show, is being offered for $12 million. "I love the Hamptons. I've been there since I was a young girl. But the house is really big," says Bensimon. "I have two teenage girls who want to be in the city and have sleepovers."
"I want to lower the maintenance of my life," she adds.
The property includes a master suite with a fireplace and a private terrace, a heated gunite pool and a pond.
Bensimon is also offering the 1.2-acre property for rent, as she has in the past. With a tenant now moving out, you can snag it for $250,000 for the Memorial-Day-to-Labor-Day season; $110,00 for July; $135,000 for August to Labor Day; $225,000 for July to Labor Day; or $375,000 for the entire year.
Renting will, of course, allow you to enjoy Bensimon's things, including an 18th century candlelit chandelier on a pulley in her kitchen. Bensimon, who built and decorated the home herself, says she is unsure if it will stay with the house should she find a buyer.
Right now, she says, she is focused on her new book coming out in April titled "I Can Make You Hot" and a television show of the same name that is in the works. "I want to start my new life," she says.
The house is listed with Enzo Morabito, Cynthia Beck and Greg Geuer of Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate.
Bensimon has tried to sell and rent the house before. For full coverage dating back to 2009, click here.