The $38,000-a-plate Obama campaign fundraiser at the waterfront, Westport home of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is out of reach for most of us.
But the 50 expected to attend will find the surroundings of Weinstein’s sprawling $15.5 million estate equally as lavish, including a two-story, 8,900-square-foot colonial manse, built in 1909.
In addition to the living space that includes six bedrooms, seven bathrooms (and three half-baths), there is a spacious stone terrace, an open porch and an enclosed porch. It’s topped off by a heated, gunite pool.
Weinstein bought the property at 26 Beachside Ave. that includes the sumptuous main house on nearly 2-1/2 acres in 1994 for $4.2 million, according to property records from The Warren Group.
The Oscar-winning producer of “Shakespeare in Love” later bought neighboring 28 Beachside in 2000 for $4 million. That property includes two smaller houses, described in town records as a Cape and a ranch, together totaling about 2,500 square feet.
The Wow factor aside, the investment has been a good one for Weinstein. Each property has nearly doubled in fair market value since Weinstein purchased them. Combined, the nearly six acres of beachfront land accounts for $13.5 million, or 86 percent, of the market value, according to town records.