Ralph Lauren is an American fashion icon, slash, mogul with a net worth at $2.8 billion. In 1981 Lauren purchased a wood and stone beach house in Montauk, New York. The same house once owned by John Lenon and Yoko Ono. The five-and-a-half acre estate features a clay tennis court, plus, a fierce car collection. Which includes a Ferrari 250 GTO, a McLaren F1 GTR LM, and, of late, a Bugatti Veyron.
Ralph Lauren has been featured in Architectural Digest Magazine (not for fashion retail but for his real estate and home design). Ralph says he loves places that transform him and that, that’s exactly what his homes do. The Lauren’s have five homes, each with a different purpose. There is the apartment in Manhattan and two houses not far away: the Montauk beach house, at the tip of Long Island, and an estate in Bedford an hour north of Manhattan. Plus, two more distant homes: a ranch in Colorado and a two-house refuge in the fashionable Round Hill resort, near Montego Bay on Jamaica.
Ralph Lauren knows best that people change outfits regularly, so why not houses? Ralph Lauren’s family has room to "transform," change, play, role-play, dress-up and change zipcodes whenever they want. Oh the beauty of being a billionaire. We all want to play dress-up in picture perfect houses with Ralph Lauren.