Goodbye to “Disneyland on LSD”

imageCalvin Klein, you magnificent bastard! The fashion icon has decided to demolish one of the most garish and gaudy homes in the Hamptons. Klein bought the 50,000-square-foot oceanfront Southhampton estate, know as the Dragon’s Head, for $30 million in 2003 with the plans to tear it down and build a much smaller, sleeker home with green technology. And the neighbors couldn’t be more pleased.

The estate was built in 1926 by Henry duPont and suffered horribly tacky additions over the years, the worst being when 1980s financier and felon Barry Trupin acquired the property and made random expansions including a fully stocked shark tank. The zoning board described it as “Disneyland on LSD.” With the wrecking ball on its way, neighbors have breathed a collective sigh of relief. “We are delighted by the proposed demolition of our over-scaled and garish neighbor,” said hotelier Ian Schrager in a letter to the Southampton Village Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review.

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