A Long Way from Knoxville in a Nutshell

When Chris Whittle co-founded the magazine Knoxville in a Nutshell with Phillip Moffitt and several others, the Etowah, Tennessee native could only dream of The Hamptons. All these years later, Whittle, who went on to serve as publisher of Esquire, is responsible for what is being reported as the area’s dreamiest residential listing yet.

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Per the Wall Street Journal and The Real Deal, Whittle and his wife are selling the East Hampton property they have owned since 1989 for $140 million:

The 11.2-acre estate includes a 10,000-square-foot, six-bedroom Georgian Revival shingle-style house and more than 1,100 feet of water frontage.

Whittle has moved on to the education realm, spearheading ambitious private-schools initiative The Avenues World School. Set for the sizable commission is realtor Peter Turino.

[Image via: Brown Harris Stevens]