See inside the Hamptons home once owned by Bernie Madoff

 See inside the Hamptons home once owned by Bernie Madoff

At the start of his 150-year prison sentence, infamous Ponzi scheme architect Bernie Madoff was ordered to sell his 3,000-square-foot Hamptons beach house. 

The bungalow sold to its original developers for less than $10 million in 2009, the year Madoff — who died Wednesday at a secure federal medical center in Butner, North Carolina — was sentenced. The sale partially helped to repay swindled investors in Madoff’s $65 billion scam.

The three-bedroom, 3 ½-bathroom home has not changed hands since the forced sale, but it has been on and off the market for three years.

It first listed for sale at $21 million in 2018 and was most recently re-listed for $17.9 million in January 2021, according to Realtor.com.

Financier Bernard Madoff (L) and his wife Ruth Madoff on a white couch at their Montauk beach house during July 1980 in Montauk, NY.  (Photo by GI/BM/Getty Images)
Financier Bernard Madoff and his wife, Ruth, lounge on a white couch at their Montauk beach house in July 1980.
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Bernie Madoff house

Bernie Madoff house

The private, gated home has 180 feet of oceanfront and sits on 1½ acres.

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Bernie Madoff house

Bernie Madoff house

The house has 360-degree views of the Atlantic Ocean and was fully renovated in 2011 by architect Thierry Despont.

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The private, gated home has 180 feet of oceanfront and sits on 1 ½ acres. The house has expansive views of the Atlantic Ocean and was fully renovated in 2011 by architect Thierry Despont.

Inside, the two-story great room has French doors and wide windows stacked on top of each other, reaching up to the barrel-vaulted ceiling. A stone fireplace towers almost to the ceiling, where a modern, branching chandelier looks over the room.

The eat-in kitchen with hardwood floors is a modest, clean white with glass-faced cabinets.
The eat-in kitchen with hardwood floors is a modest, clean white with glass-faced cabinets.
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The eat-in kitchen with hardwood floors is a modest, clean white with glass-faced cabinets.

The master suite has a private deck, a separate balcony with an outdoor shower, dual walk-in closets and a spa-like bathroom.

Outside, the home has a new gunite pool, a cabana with a gym and a wraparound porch with sun windows in its covered, shingled roof.

Madoff bought the Montauk home for $250,000 in 1980, the Post previously reported.
Madoff bought the Montauk home for $250,000 in 1980, The Post previously reported.
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Bernie Madoff house

Bernie Madoff house

A wraparound porch has sun windows in its covered, shingled roof.

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Bernie Madoff house

Bernie Madoff house

The property has expansive views of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Madoff bought the Montauk home for $250,000 in 1980, The Post previously reported.

Broker Chris Coleman of Compass has the listing.

Bernie Madoff house

Bernie Madoff house

The home’s amenities include a new gunite pool.

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Bernie Madoff house

Bernie Madoff house

The poolside cabana has a gym.

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A private balcony overlooking the ocean is featured in this photo.
A private balcony overlooking the ocean is featured in this photo.
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The home offers private beach access and 180 feet of beachfront.
The home offers private beach access and 180 feet of beachfront.
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