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Bill O’Reilly razes Montauk homes to build “low-key” mansion

December 03, 2013 10:13AM

An aerial view of Montauk and Bill O'Reilly

An aerial view of Montauk and Bill O’Reilly

Outspoken conservative and Fox News host Bill O’Reilly has bought an oceanfront property in Montauk, on Long Island, which was last listed for $8.5 million, and plans to build a mansion on the site.

O’Reilly, who hails from Levittown, also on Long Island, told the New York Post that he bought the property on a 42-foot-high bluff as an investment. He razed two homes on the site to make way for his mansion, according to the newspaper, and hired Farrell Building Company – known for their so-called McMansions — for the project.

But O’Reilly told the Post that the mansion would be “low-key” and in character with the rest of the neighborhood.

“I am a Long Islander who only wants good things for the home team,” he told the Post. [NYP]Hiten Samtani

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