Word has it that actor Robert Downey Jr, best known for the Iron Man franchise, is the purchaser of the historic Edward DeRose Windmill Cottage, c. 1885. It was listed with Peter Turino at Brown Harris Stevens, with a last ask of $11.9 million, although property records list a sale to Monona LLC last summer for $10.5 million. The property had been on and off the market over the past few years at various prices.
The house is an example of windmill architecture—it never was a real mill but it’s an accurate copy of an original East Hampton windmill. The rather gorgeous flag lot includes a generous four acres of land. In addition to the main house with offices and libraries in the windmill part, as well as a master suite with sundeck, there’s a two-bedroom guest house, a studio, a three-car garage with potting shed, 50′ pool, tennis court, lovely gardens with brick walls and tall hedges.
If you were the purchaser, Robert, congrats on your excellent taste and welcome to the Hamptons!