Southampton Estate of the Late Philanthropist Audrey Zauderer Finds a Buyer

Audrey Zauderer's former house at 33 Terry Court in Southampton.
Courtesy of Christie's International Real Estate

Audrey Zauderer was known for her philanthropy and her timeless sense of style. Perhaps the new owner of the late socialite’s classic villa likely have the same sensibilities, as Christie’s International Real Estate the Southampton estate reflected Zauderer’s elegant taste.

The house at 33 Terry Court sold for $5.5 million on July 7, according to Suffolk County records. The new owners are listed only as a limited liability corporation called 33 Terry Court.

Zauderer’s estate put the house on the market in September of 2020, listing it for $6.995 million. Zauderer died in April 2020 at the age of 102.

Zauderer purchased the 1.2-acre property, just off the famous First Neck Lane, 30 years ago and built a home inspired by her beloved Jamaican retreat in Round Hill, Christie’s said at the time. The home has five bedrooms and six-and-a-half baths.

Catherine Juracich, Brian Meier and Kate Meier from Christie’s New York brokerage represented the listing. Christie’s International Real Estate did not return a request for comment.

“Stands of mature trees and high hedges make the property an oasis of privacy in one of the most expensive zip codes in the country,” Brian Meier said in a statement in December 2020 when the price was reduced to $5.995 million.

“The home was designed for entertaining, whether the parties were intimate gatherings in the formal dining room or large-scale events and charity galas spilling out onto the home’s exteriors,” he said.

Always raising money for her charities, Zauderer also loved to entertain. She often had the pool covered with wooden flooring to provide a dance floor during her parties.

A large foyer with a gallery for hanging art work leads to a spacious living room with a wood-burning fireplace framed by a custom carved wood mantle and marble hearth. The adjacent formal dining room features high coffered ceilings with moldings and millwork.

The kitchen was designed with a French country feel using light blue tiles and blonde oak and terra cotta floors. It opens to a smaller sunroom.

A primary suite is located on the first floor and boasts a fireplace, a sunny sitting area, a large closet with a changing room and a semicircular bathroom with a soaking tub.

There are four more bedrooms in the home with the second-level turret holding two of the ensuite bedrooms.

The pool house, a circular cabana, offers two ensuite bedrooms at each end,  reimagined for Zauderer’s grandchildren, Christie’s statement said.

The private grounds also feature a sculpture garden.

Zauderer’s first husband was S. George Zauderer, a real estate executive who died in 1980. She later married Enriquillo A. del Rosario, former chief delegate to the United Nations from the Dominican Republic.

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