One of the first celebrity houses I featured was Billy Joel’s beach house in the Hamptons. He was a newlywed at the time, having just married 23-year old Katie Lee, and insisted in interviews that he would have fallen for her even if she were 30 years older than he was. (Really? Because it’s hard to imagine he’d find her as attractive as an 85-year old…)
He and Katie had just gone on Oprah to discuss their marriage and his trip to rehab in April of 2008. On that show, Katie gave us a tour of their fab West Village townhouse in New York, decorated by Nate Berkus.
Now that the couple has split, the townhouse is on the market for $12.9 million.
Katie showed off her favorite meatloaf recipe for Oprah viewers in the dining room:
Here’s how the dining room looks in the listing today:
Because cooking is Katie’s thing (she wrote a cookbook and hosted the first season of Top Chef on Bravo before Padma Lakshmi took over), there is a chef’s kitchen that includes a 6-burner Wolf stove:
Is that their cat sleeping in the corner? Here’s a close-up of that corner and, yep!