M HAY, MATT LAUER! Falcone hawks

By JEnnifEr GOULD kEiL
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Falcone hawks
Phil Falcone, the billionaire founder of
Harbinger Capital and LightSquared, and
his wife, Lisa Marie, have listed 36 acres
they own in Water Mill, on Deerfield
Road, for $7.995 million.
The land is made up of two 2­acre build­
ing parcels and a 32­acre reserve. Each lot
has room for a large home, pool, pool
house and tennis court, and the preserve
can be used for a horse farm, a la Matt
Lauer and Madonna.
Back in the Saddle
Aussie soccer superstar Tim
Cahill (left) of the New York Red
Bulls has finally found a perma­
nent place to hang up his cleats.
After renting the 17,000­
square­foot, seven­bedroom
gated estate in Saddle River, NJ,
the midfielder is now in the process
of buying the home, sources tell Gimme Shelter.
The sprawling house, listed for $6.89 million,
sits on 2 acres in a very private area and in­
cludes an elaborate pool with waterfalls and a
pool house. The property also comes with a
seven­car garage. Not bad, considering that Ca­
hill’s private car collection includes a Lambo­
rghini, a Ferrari and a Hummer.
Broker Michael Randy, of Prominent Prop­
erties Sotheby’s International Realty, declined
to comment.
ON OFFER: Phil and Lisa Marie Falcone want
$7.995M for 36-acre Hamptons property.
Live/work in demand
Townhouse taken
In 2002, Alison Cayne Schneider bought
a grand, seven­story Upper East Side man­
sion from the Hewitt School for $8.25 mil­
lion. Her husband, Jack Schneider, was a
hedge fund manager. Her father, Jimmy
Cayne, was the last CEO of Bear Stearns.
Last April, the Schneiders put the town­
house on the market for a whopping $33.5
million. On Oct. 10, the Schneiders submitted
their agreed­upon terms for their divorce to
the New York Supreme Court for approval.
The very same day, Alison bought the town­
house from Jack and herself for $14 million.
Her address is listed as the townhouse, at 10
E. 75th St. His address is listed in Old Say­
brook, Conn., where he has a waterfront
home adjacent to the Fenwick Golf Club that
the couple bought in 2008 for $4.23 million.
The 16­room townhouse measures 13,048
square feet and has six bedrooms and 12
bathrooms. It was built in 1872 and redone,
with a limestone façade, in the 1920s, and
then totally re­gutted and redone once again
after the Schneiders bought it, with Peter
Pennoyer as the architect and interior de­
sign by Victoria Hagan. It comes with a
planted roof and open city views. There’s
also an elevator, an English basement and
state­of­the­art sound, communication and
lighting systems.
LOFT LOVING: This three-bedroom Chelsea loft
has been toured by several potential buyers.
A $2.2 million co­op at 236 W. 26th St. is
having its moment in the spotlight. Film
and TV director Adam Bernstein and his
wife, actress Jessica Hecht, recently took
a look at the three­bedroom, 2½­bathroom
unit. And journalist Jacob Bernstein (no
relation to Adam), son of Carl Bernstein
and the late Nora Ephron, also visited the
same seventh­floor unit, which is currently
set up as two industrial­style loft spaces.
But we hear the apartment has a contract
out with a different buyer. The Art Deco
building is a prewar live/work complex.
Listing brokers Bill Kowalczuk and
Brett Compton of Town Residential de­
clined to comment.
Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum of
“The Bachelorette” filming at the Ohm
yesterday. They are planning their wed­
ding with wedding planner Mindy
Weiss, who has an apartment in the Chel­
sea rental building.
Ryan McCune/PatrickMcMullan
ATT Lauer closed on
his $3 million, 30­acre
horse farm on Deerfield
Road in Water Mill and has
begun to build an indoor riding facility, along
with starting renovations to the existing barn
and the building of a new one. He also has
created a small nursery on one section of the
property where he is replanting some of the
trees that he had moved. (The land is on a
preserve so he can’t build a house there; he
owns a home in Southampton.)
Developer Joe Farrell is building seven
neighboring houses — all with horse farm
and ocean views. The homes, which will all
be around 6,000 square feet, are on Farrell
Court and range in price from $2.7 million
to $4.9 million, with two pre­sold and con­
struction underway.
New York Post, Thursday, October 18, 2012