We’ve got every single season of Seinfeld on DVD and have probably watched them all a million times (not that there’s anything wrong with that).
I’ve read Jessica’s cookbooks and enjoy Jerry’s new web series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” (favorite ep: Tina Fey’s).
So of course I was curious to see their “summer place” when it was featured in InStyle magazine.
Jessica told the mag, “When it came to decorating, I wanted to avoid any feeling of fussiness—Jerry and I are the least formal people.”
It looks almost undecorated in some of the rooms, which is kind of refreshing for a celebrity home.
They bought the 12-acre East Hampton estate from Billy Joel for $32 million. Joel then bought a Sagaponack beach house with his ex Katie Lee and hired Nate Berkus to remodel it.
I wanted to see more of the Seinfeld kitchen but couldn’t find any more pics of it. I did, however, come across their guest-house kitchen on the Food Network’s website.
They had a Colorado ski chalet in Telluride that they sold a couple years ago, as well.
Visit InStyle to read about the Seinfeld family’s summer home in the Hamptons.
Photography credit: Dean Kaufman.
Screendoorgirl 3 says
Wow! That’s a beauty. They look so down to earth, too. It’s so weird, I feel happy that Jerry has this beautiful family . From his writing, I always felt like he would end up a bachelor. I love Jessica’s navy dress in the first shot , also. She seems just right for him. Thanks for sharing, Julia, as usual!
Yeah, it’s interesting how some men who insist they’ll never marry reach a certain point in their lives and decide to commit after all. George Clooney is another good example of a celebrity I didn’t expect to settle down! 🙂
Shelley @ Calypso in the Country says
I don’t know how I ever missed seeing this house either! I am a HUGE Seinfeld fan and have seen every episode a ridiculous number of times! I’m not surprised I love their decorating style too since it really seems to suit them. (Oh – and I love that navy dress Jessica is wearing too!) So nice to see them enjoying life in a beautiful place! I wonder if they know any “marine biologists” out there…
Cheers! – Shelley
Isn’t that dress fab? Love her style.
That “hole in one” episode where George saves the whale is hilarious. “The sea was angry that day, my friends…”
Alie B says
This place seems really casual and comfortable. I love that they didn’t put everything away before the camera crew came in. I wish more celebs would let us see the real deal like this. The guest house kitchen is gorgeous! Love the harvest table as an island.
I liked the show at the time, but I preferred Friends. I’ve seen a few episodes of Seinfeld recently, and I felt that the humor was dated. Friends, on the other hand, still resonates, in my opinion. Perhaps I just didn’t relate as well to the characters because they were a half generation ahead of me.
Although both shows were about a group of friends in NYC, they were very different shows, weren’t they? I remember reading that everyone hugged a lot on Friends, but Jerry and Larry David famously had a “no hugging, no learning” rule for Seinfeld.
Alie B says
Interesting point, Julia. Maybe that’s one of the reasons I liked Friends so much. I’m a huggy sort of person. 🙂
I’m pretty sure the Hamptons kitchen is the one in her online cooking videos. They’re on her website. They’re good little instructional videos, and you catch a glimpse of Jerry in a couple! Plus, of course, more looks at the kitchen 😉 If I remember right there’s a cool pantry.
Thank you for sharing the Seinfeld’s Hampton home with us. I do not subscribe to InStyle, but I will sometimes purchase it when I do my shopping. I am sorry I missed this one! I just LOVE Jerry!!! He seems like a genuinely nice guy. I wonder if his kids get his wonderful, sometimes dry, sense of humor. I saw that Jessica recently got a pixie cut and colored her hair blond. I imagine that took some getting used to, especially for the kids! Wouldn’t it be great if Jerry came back to television in a sitcom with him as a family man?
She went blonde?! Whoa, I missed that. I’ll have to look for a photo now because I can’t imagine her with a pixie cut, either.
Update: found it! She looks TOTALLY different. Here’s a pic:
Thank you! I think that her hair will be fun and easy for the summer. I wish I was brave enough to do that!
Wow! It’s amazing how a different hair cut and color make so much of a difference. I have a regular habit of doing that. After I went from red (not natural) to brunette, grew it long and started wearing glasses, I had to reintroduce myself to some of my husband’s colleges. They didn’t know who I was! Thanks so much for finding and posting this 🙂
Seriously??! How did I write colleges instead of colleagues?!
Ha. If it makes you feel better, Jonia, I just noticed a post I wrote over a year ago had a major typo in the headline that I hadn’t noticed until now. I wrote an entirely different word than I meant. Oops! 🙂
That must be the homiest $32 million house I’ve ever seen! Very nice, but my favorite is definitely the guest house kitchen – gorgeous!! (I checked out the new blonde ‘do – go back to being a brunette Jessica!)
I think that I like her better as a brunette too! I think she is probably just having fun with her hair for the summer and will eventually go back to her natural color 😉
This is actaully very nice
And they seem like a cool family
[email protected] Designs says
I would be happy with their guest house kitchen as my everyday kitchen!!…gorgeous!…One can dream about having a home in the Hamptons!
I would, too, Shirley! Love it. 🙂
Maria Killam says
So fun, love that living room! xo Maria
Love those unfinished pine floors and the guest house kitchen. I’ve been tempted to leave my floors unfinished. I don’t know why it feels scary, but seeing those make me feel more bold. I think I fear people coming in and saying, “Why aren’t your floors finished?”
Unfinished, as in unsealed? If that, it must be a pain to clean them.
Love the guest house kitchen! Does that mean a guest must
cook their own meals and thherefore doesn’t get invited
to the big house? loll…
Thanks for the post. Love Jessica’s blondeness.
Good question, Brenda! Maybe a personal chef stops by each day to whip something up for the guests, although I wouldn’t mind cooking for myself if I got to stay there. Ha.
I love the guest house kitchen. The others a too much for me, though I wouldn’t turn down a dinner party invitation there. I completely applaud her courage for cutting it off and dying it blonde. I don’t actually like the way it looks, but I bet it was good therapy for her. I sometimes wish I had the courage to try something new, but I’ll have to live vicariously through her.
Kathryn Bechen says
I love the bedroom. So simple but lovely.
What a sweet family. I like her cluttered bulletin board (lots of pictures) and their fireplace in the living room is very nice with lots of comfy seating.
She does look better with dark hair, but it is fun to be playful with haircuts and color.
I totally agree about that bulletin board. How nice was it to see that they have all those great friend/family pics posted where they can enjoy?! I’ll admit that I love an organized picture wall, but I have never managed to be that organized to make one!
This is a very timely post considering that I just saw on the news that Jerry is the richest entertainer in the world with assets close to 1 billion. The house is very warm and friendly and I am sure Jerry’s family is a down to earth as you can be with that much money…so nice to see they haven’t bought into the “more is better, flaunt your wealth” that so many wealthy people seem to do.
Carolyn in Utah says
Love the Hamptons house. It isn’t flashy or trendy but would be a happy home for the kids.
Speaking of the kids– I’ve got kids those ages and they would be absolutely terrified if I showed up with the blonde spiky ‘do like that. Jessica’s features are not suited for short nor blonde hair. Epic fail.
Julie, I can’t get the “contact me” link to work on this site, but I saw this on Lonny today and know how much we all want to live in a Nancy Meyer’s film set 🙂
I really like the guest house kitchen, even though I am no fan of open shelving. It just has a more comfortable vibe to it then the over sized ones.
Funny enough, I was never a huge Seinfeld fan when it was on, but when I catch it now, I love the humor. That that could be due to the fact I grew up in NJ and worked in NYC so I get a lot of the insanity. LOL
As for her hair, this sounds mean, but the color ages her. Sorry.