Montauk by the Numbers

Second House, rebuilt 1797

For the dog days of summer, here’s an index of Montauk real estate and more by the numbers for July 2018. Feel satisfied knowing a little bit more than most about East End properties, history and more. Store them deep in your brain now and impress friends and colleagues at cocktail parties later.

Price East Hampton trustees paid Montauketts for land, 1687: One hundred pounds


Price Arthur Benson paid for Montauk, 1879: $151,000

$151,000 adjusted for inflation in 2018 dollars: $3,805,034


Price Long Island Rail Road President Austin Corbin and Vice President Charles Pratt pay Benson heirs for 4,000 acres of Montauk, 1895: $200,000

$200,000 adjusted for inflation in 2018 dollars: $5,999,738


Price Carl Fisher paid for Montauk, 1925: $2.5 million

$2.5 million adjusted for inflation in 2018 dollars: $35,998,428

Asking price of 44 Foxboro Road, Montauk, Fisher’s own house, 2018: $9.5 million


Price Edward Albee paid for Montauk house, 1962: $40,000

Asking price for Albee property, 2018: $20 million


Year First House was built, for keepers of pastured animals: 1744

Year First House burned down: 1909


Year Second House was built: 1746

Year Second House burned down: 1797


Year Third House was built: 1747

Year Third House burned down: 1806