Marc Anthony Is Selling His $9 Million Estate: Check Out His Favorite ‘Cozy’ Room

11/23/2015 at 03:50 PM ET

Marc Anthony's Long Island estate
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Marc Anthony is selling his Long Island estate, and PEOPLE has an exclusive look inside his favorite room in the house.

The singer once shared the home with ex Jennifer Lopez, and it’s where they raised their 7-year-old twins, Max and Emme. (PEOPLE sat down with the family in 2008 for an exclusive photo shoot and cover story.)

Marc Anthony's Long Island estate
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Listed at $9 million, the property sits on eight acres and includes 10 bedrooms and eight bathrooms, plus a tennis court, recording studio and pool — but Anthony’s most cherished space is also the smallest: the den.

“It’s where the family used to open Christmas gifts. The first Christmas he ever held [the twins] was in that room,” says Million Dollar Listing New York star Luis D. Ortiz, who is selling the house, in the new issue of PEOPLE of the 10×10 space.

Marc Anthony's Long Island estate
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“It tells you so much about [Marc]. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how many people he can pack stadiums at: It comes down to family,” adds Ortiz. “It’s the room that he spent the most time in and means the most to him.”

While the house is impressive in size, Ortiz insists it’s humble in ambiance.

Luis D. Ortiz
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“It’s very understated, very down-to-earth, very cozy,” says the Bravo star. “This is what I like most about it: It tells you this house was owned by someone who came from nothing and has reached such a level [of fame] but never forgot where he came from.”

–Jeff Nelson


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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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And he has the right broker too because you personify all of those things. The challenge for you is going to be getting past your old flame and finding an equally kind partner.dede

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