Local Man Wants Credit (And More) For Almost Selling Most Expensive House In U.S. History

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Nice as it is—and it is nice, what with the lily pond and apple orchard and Further Lane addresses (there are three) and “most expensive residential property in U.S. history” title—it turns out that Barry Rosenstein’s new $147 million, 18-acre East Hampton cabin didn’t exactly sell itself, or so alleges the man who says he sold it.

According to an $8.8 million suit filed by The Corcoran Group against the buyer and the seller in State Supreme Court, Corcoran agent Tim Davis was awarded an exclusive listing for the property and structured the sale, and Corcoran came up with the plan to package the three properties for an asking price of $150 million. The complaint alleges that in April, Corcoran had an offer of $155 million from another qualified buyer, but that Rosenstein negotiated directly with the seller for the eventual $147 million sale price—and thus no commission fee was paid.

Corcoran Group Files Suit Related to $147 Million Hamptons Property [Dan’s Papers]

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