Former talk show host Dick Cavett has listed his Montauk, Long Island, home for $62 million. The town is just east of the Hamptons, home to many super-rich New Yorkers. The price is so high that even most of the super-rich cannot afford it.
The house is one of Long Island’s oldest mansions. It was designed by storied architect Stanford White and its grounds by Frederick Law Olmsted, the landscape architect who designed New York’s Central Park.
The house is 6,000 square feet large, not big by mansion standards. It has seven bedrooms and five baths. The dimension of the land and its ocean front make the house particularly valuable and are included in the listing by broker Corcoran:
Dick Cavetts Montauk, Long Island home: INCOMPARABLE OCEANFRONT This ultra-private location known for the turn of the century Montauk Association summer colony Seven Sisters, homes designed by Stanford White and Frederick Law Olmsted is the setting for this historic home on a 20 acre parcel with over 900 feet of ocean frontage in the exquisite Montauk Moorlands. One of the most extraordinary Homes in the world, it is bordered to the east by over 170 acres of oceanfront parkland with an additional 1,200 ft. of pristine coastline. A top-of-the-world site provides 360 degree views over your unmatched domain. A private path winds to your own oceanfront cove known by local cognoscenti as, Cavetts Cove, with the most private sandy beach on the East End. Incredible natural beauty in this setting and Miles and miles of equestrian trails are at your doorstep. A secluded fresh water pond offers a location on the property that screams for meditation as well as the swimming pool set away from the home down a special canopied trail boasting views of the sea. Only minutes to the regional airport, Lake Montauk marinas, world class golf and the renowned amenities of the Hamptons.
Who knows? Perhaps someone with the money to buy it will tear it down to put up something larger. It happens all the time.