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These $25M Hamptons mansions come with plenty of nostalgia
May 26, 2021
After a year of chaos, everybody is hungry for the good old days — including Hamptons home hunters. Luckily, three stunners brimming with nostalgia have hit the market on the East End.
Most notably, the cheekily named Onadune at 52 Georgica Road in East Hampton is asking $25 million.
Built in 1903 by John Custis Lawrence for the uber wealthy Fisher family, the sprawling 11-bedroom, eight-bathroom, 14,000-square-foot home was part of the original “Summer Colony” — a group of 13 well-appointed village “cottages” owned by the crème de la crème of New York society.
Remarkably, much of the three-story mansion’s historic charm is preserved, including leaded stained-glass windows, the original carriage way and library — which became the private study of John D. Rockefeller when he rented the home.
“This is an extraordinary house,” said Scott Strough of Compass, who is marketing the property. “You rarely see a vintage home with this level of appointments come on the market in the Hamptons.”
In Southampton, an 1860s Federal-style mansion at 172 South Main St. is also asking about $25 million. It, too, is from the “Summer Colony” era and all of its original details — such as wainscoting, banisters, coffered ceilings and pocket doors — have been carefully restored. It has 12 bedrooms, 10 full bathrooms and is on the market with Michaela Keszler of Douglas Elliman.
Art-history buffs should race over to view Squirrel Hall, the onetime home and studio of Abstract Expressionist Conrad Marca-Relli — which is on the market for the first time in 60 years. Originally built in the 19th century, the four-bedroom, three full bathroom East Hampton compound sits near the famed Pollock-Krasner House, and it attracted not only the famous pair for which that’s named but also notables such as Willem de Kooning and Marilyn Monroe, who rented it with then-husband playwright Arthur Miller.
The house boasts barn beams, a fireplace and clerestory windows. It’s asking $1.79 million with Zacheriah Dayton, Jenny Landey and Ethan Dayton of Sotheby’s International Realty.