This estate, located off of Cobb Road in Water Mill, NY, features not one but huge mansions. The Neoclassical/villa style waterfront one was built first and is owned by Jason Rabin, who is the founder and president of Wear Me Apparel/Kids Headquarters, which creates merchandise for known brands such as Kenneth Cole, Timberland, and Sketchers USA. The second mansion, more of a traditional style, was recently built. I’m guessing Jason owns that one as well considering they share the same driveway. What are your thoughts on this?

  • george

    I would he happy with either one.




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  • Daniel

    I like the one under construction. Could build an Olympic stadium in the backyard.




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  • Grrrowler

    I’m not entirely sure if they’re part of the same estate or simply two houses sharing a drive. We’ve seen shared gated driveways before and maybe Rabin wanted to make some money back on land he wasn’t using. Whatever the case, they look interesting from the outside, although the newer one’s backyard is ridiculously large.




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  • marc22

    Could also be part of a family compound where a sibling has decided to erect a house adjacent to the main house or a place to keep the in-laws when they stay over.

    Both appear to be well done with lots of land, water views and privacy.




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    • NOVA Ben

      The second home looks like a bit more than an in-law or guest house, I’d find the sibling/relative scenario more likely. Or maybe there’s no relation at all besides the shared gated drive.




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  • Al Robinson

    It’s just like 42°25’26.81″N 83°32’23.14″W. But I don’t know if those are owned by one person either.




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    • Al Robinson

      In Google Earth. Not Bing Maps




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      • Grrrowler

        You mean it’s at a different Lat/Long in Bing?! (sorry, bad joke)




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        • Al Robinson

          Not a bad joke, I’m smiling. 🙂 The whole lat/long thing makes me mad sometimes because you can look up the info in Google Earth, but the same info into (say) Bing Maps, and Bing Maps has no information. I just don’t get how that could be.




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  • rob

    I think it is a great idea. He has got a great lot he might as well take full advantage of it. You could have guests over or make it into a family compound and everyone could do their own thing and not get into each other’s hair. Everyone could just meet at the pool for drinks.




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  • Al Robinson

    If both mansions are owned by him, my first thought is: WHY?!?! What the heck is the need for a second mansion when the first one seems nice and certainly big enough. Based on the outside, I actually prefer the second one though. I think, if someone has this much money to spend/waste, depending on how you personally feel about it, they should donate the money for a good cause instead.




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  • Coon

    I saw this a few times while working abroad in Latin America. Two or three massive mansions sharing the same gate and driveways. I later found out they belonged to very wealthy families who shared their (inherited) wealth.




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  • NOVA Ben

    By my logic (which not everyone would share) I would think that the homes must belong to different members of the same extended family. Two very wealthy but unrelated families I would think would not want to share a single driveway…whether the reason is ego, or privacy, or whatever. I’m sure there are examples of either case, seeing as to how this is not an isolated phenomenon. I’d be curious to know what the whole story is.




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  • NOVA Ben

    Interesting…In shots from before the second home’s construction even began, there’s the finished stub of a second driveway, and the appearance of the asphalt seems to imply it was all laid at the same time, which means there were plans from the beginning to build a second home.

    Also, if you play around w/ BEV and get different shots taken from the same angle, you can see that they completely moved the location of the tennis court of the original home…in some shots it’s directly in front of the home, and in others it’s off to the side.




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