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Rosenstein’s “Sahara”-like sand pile infuriates East Hampton neighbors

Hedge fund partner digging foundation at 2014's priciest home 

August 11, 2015 11:10AM

From left: Barry Rosenstein, his

From left: Barry Rosenstein, 60 Further Lane in East Hampton and the sand dune

Barry Rosenstein isn’t just good at piling up money, he’s pretty good with sand too.

The billionaire hedge funder has raised a massive sand dune on his East Hampton estate, angering his neighbors in the exclusive enclave, the New York Post reported.

Rosenstein, co-manager at Jana Partners, bought the 18-acre beachfront parcel at 60 Further Lane last year for $147 million, the country’s most expensive home purchase at the time.

The sand pile was amassed in the process of excavating in order to build a new foundation.

“Barry Rosenstein’s sand mountain looms up above the trees and fills the horizon. As you face the sea, it looks like the Sahara,” a poetic neighbor told the Post.

Rosenstein owns another Hamptons home off Lily Park Lane and an apartment at 15 Central Park West. [NYP]Ariel Stulberg