Alec Baldwin has hit YouTube to make a case to purchase his elegant Amagansett estate for $19 million.
And his warm and fuzzy sales pitch is a far cry from the infamous scene-stealing “A-B-C. Always be closing” pep talk he made as the hard-charging sales manager Blake in “Glengarry Glen Ross.”
The actor speaks softy as he walks along an East End beach, smiles kindly as he stands on the bucolic preserve that surrounds his stunning modern farmhouse, and has an air of melancholy about him as he says he’s “always happiest when I come here.”
The two-minute video featuring Baldwin hyping the “peacefulness” and beauty of Amagansett and, more specifically, the tranquility of his 10-acre property on Town Lane was posted this week by Sanders & Associates.
Baldwin’s 10,000-square-foot home, built in 1740 but looking as new and fresh as last summer, had previously asked $22.5 million, from March until it was temporarily taken off the market in November.
“I love coming here. I’m always happiest when I come here,” the Massapequa native said in the video, featured on Saunders & Associates’ YouTube channel, “especially this time of year. I love it in the winter time because it’s so peaceful and it’s so beautiful.”
The listing indicates that there’s enough space on the property to erect a second 10,000-square-foot home.
The existing house has seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms and two partial bathrooms. Of note, there’s a movie theater, a grand eat-in kitchen, spacious dining room, wine-tasting room and a private wood-paneled library.
Outside is 625-square-foot pavilion with a fieldstone fireplace and a gunite pool and spa, as well as a fenced vegetable garden.
Baldwin also pointed out the home’s impressive covered porches. He added the first to the home in 1996, and then he and his wife Hilaria added the second in 2014, he said in the video.
The home additionally has two upper-level balconies that overlook the reserve to the south. The listing says further that the property “offers endless reserve views, horseback riding, a vegetable garden, all modern luxury amenities, and is adjacent to Balsam Farm and the magnificent Amagansett trail system.”
“I’ve had a home out here on the East End of Long Island since 1982. When I was younger, we’d come out here and sleep all morning and lay on the beach all day,” Baldwin said, wistfully looking at the ocean, before cupping his hand to his mouth and whispering, “When you’re young, this place is the best.”
Baldwin noted that he purchased the Town Lane house in 1995, after owning two other homes in the area.
“I fell in love with this place the moment I came here,” he said about the house.
Top image: YouTube still (Saunders & Associates)