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Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Living in a windmill is unique on its own, but living in the same windmill that Marilyn Monroe once rented is really something else. Built in 1830, the Amagansett windmill was converted to a residence in the 1950s by Samuel Rubin, creator of the Faberge perfume company. Over the years, it was rented by many famous names, including Kurt Vonnegut, Terrance Stamp, and, in 1957, Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller, who were looking to get away from the press in the city. The two-bedroom home sits on nearly five-and-a-half acres and is for sale asking $11,500,000.

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Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

It sure does look like the French countryside, but this gorgeous estate is actually in Huntington, New York. Called Escapade a la Campagne (“getaway in the countryside”), the home was built in 2017 by its current owners and comes complete with everything you need to feel like you’ve escaped to Provence–a greenhouse, bocci court, a saltwater pool, and the nearly 10,000-square-foot main house with its soaring beamed ceilings and country details. The 5.4-acre property also includes an entire solar farm and is adjacent to a protected nature preserve. It’s currently asking $7,900,000.

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Photo: Gavin Zeigler for Sotheby’s International Realty

In 1998, the same year she began her breakout role in Sex and the City, actress Kim Cattrall bought this East Hampton home for just $450,000, according to the New York Times, who first reported that it’s now been listed for $3,250,000. The shingled home is a lovely mix of casual beach house and contemporary design, and the property also has a detached studio. “I thought about selling the property after my divorce in 2004,” Cattrall told the Times, “but I just couldn’t — 22 years later, it’s time.”

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Photo credit: Compass

Editor’s Note: At the time of publication, a contract was signed for the home.

Pritzker Prize-winning Japanese architect Shigeru Ban is known for his use of unconventional materials such as paper and corrugated plastic, as well as his humanitarian efforts. He’s also known for his clean, modernist lines, which are fully on display at this Sagaponack home that he designed, the only work he’s ever completed on Long Island. The six-bedroom, 8,000-square-foot residence also boasts Ban’s signature melding of indoor/outdoor spaces with a gorgeous pool and outdoor patio serving as a courtyard for the home.

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$10M Montauk home has a rooftop pool overlooking the ocean

By Dana Schulz, Fri, September 11, 2020

Photos courtesy of Compass

With views like this, why wouldn’t you put the pool on the roof? Set on a full acre on a high bluff on the shores of Montauk, this three-level contemporary home is party-ready inside and out. Asking $9,995,000, the house has 6,000 square feet of interior space, five bedrooms, and 4,000 square feet of outdoor space including the rooftop and another level of outdoor lounges.

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Built in 1693, Sag Harbor’s oldest home lists for $1.5M

By Dana Schulz, Thu, September 10, 2020

Photos courtesy of Compass

Built 327 years ago, this charming cottage is thought to be the oldest home in Sag Harbor Village, however, it wasn’t built in Sag Harbor. According to past listings, the home was actually constructed in Sagaponack and then moved five times before settling in Sag Harbor, where it remains today at 64 Union Street and is asking $1,550,000. The original part of the house retains its exposed ceiling beams, wide-plank wood floors, and two working fireplaces. As a bonus, there’s a separate studio structure on the property that would make a great guest house.

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Listing photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

The Amagansett Dunes is a seaside stretch of this Hamptons enclave that is full of beach cottages and casual vacation homes. And though this property at 9 Ocean Lane fits both those bills, it’s really quite unique. Designed by Bates Masi + Architects, the home is only 600 square feet due to local and FEMA regulations. However, the architects used these restraints to “explore the geometry of the building in section and how it can expand our perception of space,” according to their project page. The award-winning two-bedroom residence is now for sale $1,725,000 and it even comes fully furnished.

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Photo credit: Mike Heller

This picture-perfect Sag Harbor home was originally built in 1791, and a modern restoration in 2013 brought it “back to its former glory,” according to the listing. After spending some time as a $1,950/night vacation rental, the home is now on the market for $2,950,000. Inside, the three-bedroom house mixes historic bones with whimsical details, a combo that is echoed outside, where a pergola-covered dining area and secret garden surround the pool.

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Photos by Ryan Fitzpatrick for Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty

Sometimes the best things in life are the simplest things. And though this Long Island house isn’t exactly simple (it does have eight bedrooms, sit on three acres, and have a huge pool and a guest cottage), its traditional style and classical interiors make it a true standout. Located in Locust Valley, a quaint town that’s part of Oyster Bay, and asking $4.5 million, the colonial home was built in 1863 but underwent a modern renovation that’s brought it into the 21st century.

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Designed by Calvin Tsao and Zack McKown of renowned contemporary firm Tsao & McKown Architects, this residence is one of the original Houses at Sagaponac, a modernist development conceived in the early 2000s by developer Harry “Coco” Brown and architect Richard Meier. The original plan was for 32 homes to be built by different prominent architects, but after Brown’s death and the recession, only eight were completed, making them even more special. This five-bedroom home utilizes moveable glass walls and oversized windows to take in views of the surrounding greenery and incredible 60-foot pool and sun deck.

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