Richard Gere Just Sold Matt Lauer the Most Prestigious Piece of Property in the Hamptons

Matt Lauer just snapped up one of the most prestigious waterfront properties on the market at a very steep price. The Today show anchorman forked over $36.5 million for a 12-bedroom, 12-bathroom North Haven, NY, property also known as Strongheart Manor. The gated compound was previously owned by actor Richard Gere, who snagged the land in 2005 at a bargain of $6.9 million.

Built in 1902, the extravagant property has since undergone a complete renovation with modern technology advancements, hence a significantly larger price for potential buyers. Strongheart Manor sits on 6.3 acres of lush green meadows surrounded by views of the tranquil Peconic Bay and Mashomack Preserve. While the property itself can be compared to a lavish secluded island, the home still maintains a very traditional and cozy aesthetic. Key amenities include an outdoor fireplace, gym, basketball and tennis courts, waterfront pools, and even a pond!

There's no denying Matt hit the jackpot with this beautiful space. Look through to see more snaps of his new domain.