The Purist June 2019 Issue

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The light-filled conservatory of Judith and Gerson Leiber

Raise a glass to top market offerings that include a private vineyard, a luxurious love nest, and a mogul’s picturesque retreat. BY NANCY KANE Vincent Wolf. The 10,000-square-foot main building houses the tasting room, wine lab, barrel room, and fermentation cellar. Corcoran’s Gary DePersia has the coveted listing. Judith and Gerson Leiber’s home and gardens on Old Stone Highway in East Hampton is a magical place. The beloved East End couple—she an iconic handbag designer, he an abstract painter—who were known for their hospitality and charitable causes, died within hours of each other last April. Now, their 4-bedroom goes to market with Leslie Hillel, Robert Brody and Judith E. Mendoza of

It’s not every day that an historic vineyard becomes available. Last month, Bedell Cellars, the North Fork winery owned by Michael Lynne, went on the market, asking $17.9 million. The offering follows the death of the New Line Cinema film executive responsible for the Austin Powers movies and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. A nearly 40-year booming business, Cutchogue’s Bedell Cellars set the standard for North Fork wines, producing award winners in small batches. The property includes almost 95 acres of planted vines, as well as a renovated 4-bedroom cottage with interiors by 94

Craig Macnaughton, New York 90 courtesy of Halstead