Take an inside look at the historic home Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller once found refuge in.
The unique Windmill House proves to be a charming space perfect for an unwinding getaway.
With over five acres of lush, verdant land and secluded living space, Amagansett’s renowned Windmill House is on the market at $11.5 million. The home is rich with enchantment and records of the past. Built in the 1800s, the once-working windmill is speculated to have been developed by descendants of the earliest Dutch settlers in Amagansett. Years later, the property was bought, and the windmill was converted into a guest house by Samuel Rubin, the inventor of the Faberge perfume company. Over the years, many distinguished public figures, artists and interior designers have tenanted the space. In the 1950s, the sheltered home was rented by Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller as a hideout from the media. This is the first time the newly renovated home has been on the market in nearly four years.
The residence offers a grand 1,300 square feet of living space. The main level of the home features a sunlit living room and kitchen, along with the first bedroom that opens into the vibrantly green yard.
The stairwell with a rope railing ascends to the second story, where the rustic, restored main bedroom is. Above that bedroom is the tower room, where all the wooden mechanical workings of the windmill sails were once housed. The space is now used as a cedar closet, but the hand-hewn works can still be found there.
With two bedrooms, one bathroom, a restful living room and a country kitchen, the home is filled with eclectic quaintness and charm. Beyond the extraordinary history of the Windmill House, the true magic of the property is the billowing ranges, luscious greenery and apple orchards that it encompasses. Like Monroe perhaps had in mind when staying at the home, the blissful acreage is the ideal escape from the flurry and crowdedness of the city. $11.5M, 64 Deep Lane, East Hampton, Bobby Rosenbaum, Douglas Elliman
Photography by: Courtesy of Douglas Elliman