Donahue's Beachside Avenue estate sold for $20 million
Former television talk-show host Phil Donahue and his actress wife Marlo Thomas have sold their waterfront Beachside Avenue estate in Westport to neighbor Andrew Bentley for $20 million, a 7.56-acre property that had been listed for $27.5 million as recently as March.
The 8,716-square-foot dwelling is the second celebrity home sold recently on Beachside Avenue. In April, radio personality Don Imus and his wife, Deirdre, sold their estate at 106 Beachside Ave. for $14.4 million, considerably less than the $30 million originally sought for the waterfront property.
Film producer Harvey Weinstein also lives on Beachside Avenue.
Donahue and Thomas have lived in the waterfront estate at 120-122 Beachside Ave. since 2007. The main house has five bedrooms, four full baths, two half baths and three fireplaces. In 2006 they sold their former three-lot estate next door at 112, 114, and 116 Beachside Ave. to financier Herbert Allison Jr.
Bentley, meanwhile, now expands his holdings on Beachside Avenue. In 2010, he purchased 124, 126, and 128 Beachside Ave. for $20 million.