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

December 03, 2013 10:13AM

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