Case in point: his recent decision to donate the proceeds from the sale of his gorgeous mid-century home in Pound Ridge, New York, to charitable causes, with the aim to “support progressive political candidates, support my animal rights foundation, produce documentaries, and fund scholarships.”
Moby’s reputation as a do-gooder and activist extends into every aspect of his life, including real estate.
The iconic musician announced the news via (Instagram Tuesday), sparking an outpour of interest and inquiries from his enthusiastic fans.
“Can I build a pole barn?” one commenter wrote. “Why not just rent it out use the funds from the rental,” another offered. “It would be a wonderful house even for movies photo shoots.”
The 3,162-square-foot property, which sits on nearly two acres just 90 minutes outside New York City, was designed in 1957 by David Henken, a disciple of Frank Lloyd Wright. The home takes advantage of its natural surroundings, with a stunning wood-and-glass facade, plus floor-to-ceiling windows that give residents the ultimate outdoor-indoor experience.
Numerous stone accents throughout the home – including rocks plucked from a nearby stream to outfit a fireplace – help to illuminate the theme of nature’s bounty. Slate tiles on the terrace and balcony also round out the home’s nature vibe.
The home is comprised of two bedrooms and three bathrooms, with eight main rooms spanning two levels. In total, there are three fireplaces throughout the space, and exaggerated eaves (a signature element unique to Wright’s designs) extend from the roof in varying heights. The main great room boasts vaulted ceilings and an inviting central fireplace.
The eat-in kitchen features all marble countertops, with a state-of-the-art range adjacent to a cozy breakfast nook. The master bedroom features a beautiful wall of floor-to-ceiling windows and simple, angled wooden ceiling beams that fit with Moby’s minimalistic aesthetic. Out back, the property includes a sizable swimming pool and a detached garage.
Moby is asking for a cool $1.3 million for the home, which he closed on just this past March for $1.24 million. This is the only one of Henekens’s cabins in the area that has a celebrity pedigree, though nearby neighbors do include some bold-faced names, like Tom Brokaw, who recently put his own compound up for sale.