Just in Time for Summer: The Biggest Hamptons Sale of 2012

Private equity honcho Marc Rowan has sold his Southampton mansion for $28.5 million -- the biggest Hamptons sale of the year so far.

And that wasn't even what Rowan wanted for the residence on Meadow Lane: It was listed with an asking price of $34 million.

The 9,000-square-foot traditional cedar shingle home boasts six bedrooms and 6½ baths, but the surrounding property may be the real selling point. Situated on 2.3 extensively landscaped acres of New York's Long Island -- featuring formal gardens, a path to the ocean, a heated oceanfront infinity pool, and a covered summer-dining area -- the house provides views of Halsey Neck Pond, the Shinnecock Bay and, of course, the Atlantic Ocean.

Inside are such appointments as floating staircases and limestone floors. The master suite includes an oceanfront balcony, fireplace and dressing room. Additional bedrooms feature baths that include three types of imported marble. The downstairs has a large living room, intimate library, formal dining room and elaborate kitchen.

The 50-year-old, Rowan, a co-founder of Apollo Global Management, was listed by Forbes as the 854th richest person in the world as of last month, with a net worth of $1.5 billion.

Head over to Curbed to see more photos of the home, inside and out.

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