Hamptons Couple Tires of Old McMansion, Decides to Build New One

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The Sokols insanely creative living room. Photo: WSJ

In the past few years, a number of Hamptons residents have been forced to sell their second homes for reasons pertaining to the financial crisis — because they lost their jobs, or their money in a Ponzi scheme, for instance. But not J. Mendel president Susan Sokol and her husband, textile-company owner Michael. They're unloading the six-bedroom McMansion famed Internet masturbator Peter Cook built for them over a cornfield ten years ago because, according to Susan, "We are ready to begin the creative process again." So, we guess the economy is getting back to normal. Funny, though: We thought that would be a good feeling.

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