Matt Lauer is trying to unload a major piece of real estate (again). What’s up for grabs? The disgraced Today anchor’s palatial Hamptons compound known as Strongheart Manor — better known to most as the property he retreated to after being fired from NBC in November 2017. Lauer tried to sell the property last year amid his divorce from wife Annette Roque to no avail. Now, it’s back on the market for $43.99 million.
Lauer, who lost his job after being accused of inappropriate sexual behavior by several co-workers, bought the property from Richard Gere for $36.5 million in 2016. While he and Roque shared several vacation homes, Lauer reportedly favored Strongheart Manor. “He has the privacy he needs and is at peace there,” an insider told Entertainment Tonight last year. “He’s taking care of himself, he’s playing a lot of golf and going to the gym. He has found support from old friends who have reached out.”
The property does seem as though it would be conducive to an active outdoor lifestyle. Situated on 6.3 acres, the estate boasts 300 feet of frontage on the Peconic Bay and a 240-foot-long deep-water dock. There is also a sandy beach with its own waterfront pond (with a bridge, to boot!). Other outdoor amenities include a 60-foot heated waterfront pool and a basketball court.
Scroll through our gallery for a look inside — and out — the Hamptons hideaway, which is listed by Corcoran’s Susan Breitenbach.