Prolific mover-and-doer Sammy “The Red Rocker” Hagar was driven by poverty and hardship in his childhood to the extreme level of success he has achieved over the span of his 50-year career. Singer, guitarist, song writer, band leader, owner of restaurants and bars, developer of his own brand of tequila, and not slowing down at the age of 72, Sammy has also acquired an impressive collection of real estate and has recently put one of his seven homes on the market. Located on Lake Arrowhead west of Los Angeles, Hagar’s French chateau-style getaway with stunning lake views is priced at $3.9 million. The listing agents are Tracy Tutor, Douglas Elliman, Beverly Hills and Shelli Cotriss, Shell Properties, Riverside.
“Greenwich’s American Standard Mansion”
One of the prettiest of Greenwich’s great estates was Sunridge Farm built in 1900 for John B. Pierce, the founder of American Standard Company. Behind the wrought-iron entry gate and down a winding drive, Pierce’s romantic Italian-style villa stands as an elegant statement of the luxury and wealth of America’s Industrial Age. Spread across 10.68 acres, the compound consists of the 11,017-square-foot main house, guest house, tennis court, pool and pool house with kitchenette, changing room and bath. Landscaping includes endless green lawns punctuated by mature trees, shrubs, flower gardens and even a secret garden. Inside the main residence of seven bedrooms and eight baths are large elegant formal living and dining rooms, garden room dining, a family room and bar. Architectural features include a tiled entry hall, arched doorways, beamed ceilings and multiple fireplaces. Sunridge Farm has just come on the market priced at $9.208 million. The listing agent is Robin Kencel of Compass, Greenwich.