This is the house in all the generic “the Hamptons” stock photos. The house from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Beautiful Kilkare, built in 1879 by shipbuilders, has had only two families call it home in all these years.
The house is 5,000 square feet with 6 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, and 9 fireplaces and of course are filled with period charm. There are 2.81 acres of land set on the ocean, and the house is of course in the highly sought after Georgica Association, which is both safe and very private, and offers activities such as sailing on the pond, tennis courts, and a clubhouse. There’s a pool, of course, a “zen garden” and a grove of cherry trees.
The house probably needs some updating, but even so, we think $55 million is not a bad price at all. (The property is repped by Ed Petrie and James Petrie at Compass and Beate Moore and Frank Newbold at Sotheby’s.) Which sounds slightly ridiculous, of course, but one could pay more in East Hampton or Southampton, heck, even in Montauk, and not get a house as lovely, as iconic, and as filled with history as Kilkare. So we say: snap it up, lucky rich person, and invite us to the housewarming.
For more, click here. 40 Association Road, Wainscott