Singer Billy Joel to Sell Florida Mansion
Billy Joel just turned 67 and is still performing every month at his favorite house, Madison Square Garden, always sold out months in advance. At a million dollars a month, it’s not a bad gig and affords him plenty of time to lay back and enjoy his life at his Tudor mansion on Oyster Bay at the tip of Long Island’s North Shore where he’s involved in boating and has a vintage motorcycle shop where he displays his own collection that he shares with the public on weekends.
Joel’s interests aren’t just in boats and bikes, it also extends in a big way to real estate. He owned a Manhattan apartment which he sold to Sting, an East Hampton mansion that he sold to Jerry Seinfeld, another beach house in the Hamptons that he bought from Roy Scheider and sold in 2014, a South Florida mansion in Manalapan near Palm Beach and the Oyster Bay house that he bought in 2002. The Florida house is currently on the market.
Manalapan is a wealthy coastal community of single-family homes, a few miles from the long stretch of Florida condos that run from Palm Beach County to Miami Beach. Joel purchased the Manalapan mansion and the lot next door in 2014 for $18.2 million. Both lots run from the Atlantic Ocean beach to the Intracoastal Waterway, resulting in 300 feet of beachfront and 300 feet on the Intracoastal with boat dock and total 3.8 acres. Though built in 2005, Joel did a total restoration of the house to give it a more functional floor plan and an open and sunny beach house ambiance while retaining its Mediterranean elegance. Since that purchase, the house has undergone a major multi-million dollar renovation with new baths, flooring, HVAC, upgraded materials throughout including marble and driftwood and all new wiring and mechanicals throughout for smart house efficiency. The interior also has a two-story living room with exposed beams, a stenciled Pecky Cypress ceiling, a large new chef’s kitchen with a barrel-vaulted ceiling of Chicago brick, and an eye-catching dressing room in the master suite with back-lit shoe shelves to showcase Billy’s shoe collection. A mix of open and bright island style with traditional bones, the 9,312-square-foot mansion has seven bedrooms and seven baths. A two-bedroom, one-bath guest house is located over the four-car, air-conditioned garage. In addition to the boat dock on the Intracoastal, there is also an outdoor pool terrace with pool cabana bath, fireplace and a winding boardwalk to the beach. Water views of the Intracoastal and Atlantic Ocean allow Florida sunshine to fill the house from all directions. The listing agent is Jack Elkins of The Fite Group in Palm Beach, Florida.
Billy Joel’s Florida waterfront mansion is located between Palm Beach and Boca Raton. Now for sale at $27 million for the total 3.8 acres including the mansion or can be purchased separately at $19.5 million for 1.88 acres with mansion and $9.5 million for the adjoining 1.88 acre vacant lot.