The legendary Tick Hall, one of the Montauk Association houses built by McKim, Mead and White and owned by TV personality, author, and raconteur Dick Cavett, is for sale. If sold near the asking price of $62 million, this would be a new record for Montauk. The property, including the home and 19 acres overlooking the ocean in Montauk, is listed by Corcoran’s Karen Kelley and Tim Davis.
The story of the house is fascinating. If you haven’t seen From the Ashes, the documentary about the house, go find a copy! The original home burned to the ground in 1997; owners Cavett and wife Carrie Nye vowed to rebuild the house exactly as it was, including replicating a squeak on the stairs. With no original plans remaining, it was a serious undertaking to replicate the house.
The property includes the 6000 square foot house with over 900 feet of ocean frontage, which borders another 170 acres of parkland. There’s a private walkway to the sandy ocean beach known as “Cavett’s Cove,” along with a freshwater pond and pool.
Guests over the years include Muhammad Ali, Sir Laurence Olivier, Tennessee Williams, Alec Baldwin and Woody Allen.
What do you think? Will anyone pay $62 million?
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