The big house in question, according to Curbed, has turned out to be located at 1610 Meadow Lane in Southampton. Seen in the pilot episode, streaming now and officially premiering on Showtime on Sunday, January 17, the $63 million mega-mansion provides the impetus for what becomes a fight between good and evil (of sorts). In the first of the 12-episode series, hotshot hedge-funder Bobby “Axe” Axelrod, played by the brilliant Damian Lewis, is the billionaire CEO of AXE Capital who buys the pricey pad while being investigated for insider trading by US Attorney Chuck Rhoades, played perfectly by the amazing Paul Giamatti. The awesome Malin Åkerman and Maggie Siff also star.
The humongous 18,000-square-foot real house used on “Billions” is located on 9 acres in the uber prestigious neighborhood where David Koch, William Salomon, Calvin Klein, Aby Rosen, Ian Schrager, Henry Kravis and the like have plunked down lotsa cash for oceanfront housing. The estate at 1610 Meadow Lane, and its 411 feet of ocean frontage, is reported to be owned by Michael and Margie Loeb, who bought the property for $21 million in 2003 and tore down the house that had previously sat on it. That circa-1988 house, an 11,000-square-foot postmodern build, and land it sat on had been owned by Lana Wolkonsky, the daughter of the late Russian Prince André Gregorivich Wolkonsky.
Want to know what all the fuss is about? Here’s the “Billions” trailer.
The show was written by Brian Koppelman, David Levien, and New York Times editor/CNBC anchor Andrew Ross Sorkin.
Here’s a previous Hamptons Party Girl post on “Billions.”