For the first time in 50 years, Edward Albee’s Montauk estate hit the East End real estate market.
And following a swift $16-million closing, it is officially back off.
Sited on 2.8 acres with 200 feet of ocean frontage, the main house, guest cottage and pool house at 320 Old Montauk Highway was once home to the renowned, late playwright in the 1960s — his stature after penning “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf” a snug fit within the East End cultural scene of the time.
“The legendary stage actress Uta Hagen, who originated the role of Martha in that famous work, convinced Albee to buy the property, which he proceeded to populate with an impressive array of native plants and trees,” according to a press release. “He went on to write the Pulitzer Prize-winning ‘Seascape,’ and many other of his more notable plays, in the second-floor study overlooking the beach. In addition to Ms. Hagen, other notable guests included fellow writer Tennessee Williams and artist Lee Krasner.”
Represented by Paul Brennan of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, the waterfront property includes a 2,100-square-foot, shingle-style main house with three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths; an 817-square-foot matching guest cottage with one bedroom and one bathroom; a cedar shingle-style pool house with a half bath; a pool and an all-weather tennis court.
The sale will benefit the Edward Albee Foundation, which supports writers and artists through its residency program. For more information, visit elliman.com.