On The Waterfront: Lavish Setting For Obama Fundraiser

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The Westport home of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein will be the setting for an Obama fundraiser Monday. Photo courtesy of Google Earth.

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.

Weinstein

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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7 thoughts on “On The Waterfront: Lavish Setting For Obama Fundraiser

  1. pete

    The hypocrite Barrack Huseinn Obama. Condemns the 1% but where does he go for the MONEY. The 1%.

  2. Chaim Paddaman

    Hoping to see Fred Willard and Johnny Galecki hosting the next Obama fundraising dinner. The President will be in such good hands.

  3. Todd Zaino

    Imagine if Bush was at a $38K per plate fundraiser back in the summer of 2004. Obama’s only true talents are reading off of a telepromter, fundraising, and finding a way to sneak in a game of hoops and a round of golf. I smelled a rat back in 2008-now it smells so bad my eyes are buring.

    1. dr

      Bush went to plenty of fancy and expensive fundraisers – all presidents and candidates do. This isn’t new.

  4. Captain Martini

    I live in the neighborhood. Presidents and congressmen come and go, regardless of party. This is nothing new. They all do it. The truth is, all of our leaders are tied in with money. Money runs our country and the rest of the world. There just happens to be a lot of money in this neighborhood.

  5. Chaim Paddaman

    Harvey Weinstein is a snobbish, disdainful and patronizing bully, he is notorious for his grandiose sense of self importance. He believes that he is a modern day Robin Hood. He will call his markers in, it is his devious nature. Someone must inform the President that Weinstein is a ganef and a mishugener. Hope he enjoyed the meal.

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