Billy Joel leaving 20-year New York home on the bay, living in Florida

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Mr. New York is saying goodbye to his beloved Long Island home of over 20 years.

In the village of Centre Island, roughly 40 miles east of Midtown Manhattan, Billy Joel’s 26-acre estate has hit the market for $49 million, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Sources tell The Post that Joel had been renovating the residence — on Long Island’s prime North Shore — for the last few years with the intention to sell.

The Piano Man purchased the spread in 2002 for $22.5 million, according to records.

Initially, the Grammy winner had only purchased 14 acres, later buying up several adjacent parcels of land.

Known as Middlesea, the estate is close to Joel’s hometown of Hicksville, a hamlet also located in the town of Oyster Bay.

Pegged as an “extraordinary one-of-a-kind waterfront estate,” the home features 2,000 feet of waterfront footage.

The main house includes more than 20,000 square feet, and is made up of five bedrooms and eight baths. It is currently under renovation with an elevator that services all floors, the listing notes.

An aerial image of the property.
Tyler Sands/Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty

The property occupies over 20,000 square feet.
The property occupies more than 20,000 square feet.
Tyler Sands/Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty

A living space.
A living space.
Tyler Sands/Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty

The kitchen.
The kitchen.
Tyler Sands/Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty

One of five bedrooms in the main house.
One of five bedrooms in the main house.
Tyler Sands/Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty

Another bedroom.
Another bedroom.
Tyler Sands/Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty

A gazebo.
A gazebo.
Tyler Sands/Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty

There is an additional three-bedroom beach house, a pool, a helicopter pad, a floating dock and a boat ramp.

Moreover, there is a three-bedroom guest apartment, a bowling alley and an indoor pool.

Bonnie Williamson of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing.

Meanwhile, Joel, 74, will be spending the majority of his time in Florida.

In 2015, he shelled out $22 million for a home in Manalapan, which is also on sale — for $64.9 million.


Joel's Florida home occupies over 13,300 square-feet.
Joel’s Florida home occupies over 13,300 square feet.

The home has nine bedrooms and 11 bathrooms.
The home has nine bedrooms and 11 bathrooms.

Joel first listed the Florida home, south of Palm Beach, in 2018 for $31.9 million. It then resurfaced back on the market in November 2022. It’s expected that Joel is eyeing property elsewhere in the area.

Christian J. Angle with Christian Angle Real Estate holds that listing.

In the Hamptons, Joel also still maintains his Sag Harbor residence, which has also undergone extensive renovations in the last few years.

In 2018, after two and a half years of back and forth, the Sag Harbor Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review finally approved Joel’s plans to significantly renovate the multi-building property.


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