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Ira Rennert Moves In

Off to the Hamptons for the weekend? Drop by the Sagaponack estate of noted air pollutionist Ira Rennert, who at long last has moved into his 29 bedroom, 66,395-square-foot nation-state that's still under construction on the Atlantic. Of his critics, Rennert says, "This has been done by just a few people with emotional and psychological problems." Among the loons: Kurt Vonnegut, who famously declared that he'd leave the Hamptons if Rennert's villa got built. Now, Vonnegut's wife, Jill Krementz, demurs, "Thank God I own half the house. He can't sell it out from under me."
· At Home in Versailles on the Atlantic [NYTimes]
· Sagaponack Homeowners Association vs. Ira Rennert [Malcolm Gladwell]