Legendary New York Times Editor’s Sweet Water Mill Cottage


New York Times editor Arthur Gelb had the kind of storied career you never hear about any more: he started working the night shift at The Times as a copy boy in 1944 when he was 20 years old and rose through the ranks. 45 years later, he retired as managing editor. This cute cottage on Mill Pond was his Hamptons retreat.

All photos courtesy Douglas Elliman

The 2500-square foot house offers five bedrooms and four baths, and, the listing says, “has windows everywhere to take in the vast pond views that change magically in the Hamptons sunshine.” There’s one acre of land, which includes a gunite pool, patio, and a dock with a rowboat on the pond.

The asking price for the property, listed by Maryanne Horwath and Michael Shaheen of Douglas Elliman, is $2.775 million, which is not bad. The current owner paid $2 million for it ten years ago and has updated it. What do you think of the place? Let us know in the comments.

For more, click here. 297 Head of Pond Road, Water Mill