The residential king and queen of hip-hop, along with their progeny, are escaping Manhattan for the Hamptons for the month of August, reports the New York Post. Beyonce, Jay-Z and baby Blue Ivy are spending the remaining summer days in the an enormous Hamptons estate coined the Sandcastle. With more than 31,000 square feet of living space, the home has more than enough room for the little family and any visiting guests.

Sandcastle is the brainchild of Hamptons developer Joe Farrell, who built it in 2005 and listed it shortly after for a whopping $59.5 million. The price was chopped to $49.5 million in 2010, and it later was relisted at its current price of $43.5 million.

The home hasn’t been vacant while it sat on the Bridgehampton real estate market. Florida single mom Cheryl Mercuris famously rented the home for $500,000 for two weeks in an effort to find a rich banker, but although she probably enjoyed her time on the 11.5-acre estate, she didn’t end up snagging a billionaire.

Although Mercuris dropped $500K for two weeks, Beyonce and Jay-Z snagged a deal, only paying $400,000 for the entire month of August, according to the New York Post.

Not only does the Bridgehampton rental have “exotic materials and masterful finishes,” such as walnut floors, granite and marble, it’s also stock full of celeb-worthy amenities. Among the features of the home are:

  • 2,800-square-foot master suite
  • Two-lane bowling alley
  • Virtual golf course
  • Skateboard half-pipe
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Media room
  • Full bar and disco
  • Recreation facility with gym, basketball and squash court

Outside, the home is just as impressive with an enormous pool, spa, sunken tennis court and outdoor kitchen.

Interested in buying this home? According to Zillow’s mortgage data, a monthly payment would be $156,035, assuming a 20 percent down payment on a 30-year fixed mortgage.


About the Author

Erika Riggs, the Zillow Digs manager, covers home design and trends.

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