A newly-listed waterfront estate on Quimby Lane in Bridgehampton is turning heads, and not just because of its coveted location and staggering $37 million price tag. Built in 1917, the 7,200-square-foot house currently belongs to 98-year-old Sono Osato, the first American ballerina to join the Ballet Russes de Monte Carlo, and is looking for its third owner.The graceful dancer and actress married real estate developer Victor Elmaleh in 1943 and snapped up this sprawling property in the mid-1970s. According to Mansion Global
, it received renovations from the lovebirds almost immediately and has been stuck in a time capsule ever since, but that is the essence of its charm.Spacious rooms are filled with potential and maintain beautiful turn-of-the-century details that will steal the show at open houses. With 5 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms, there is plenty of space for large gatherings and entertaining, a fact that has been proven as both of the couple’s sons had weddings on the grounds.Now that her husband has passed away and she herself is almost 100, Osato is ready to let the beloved home go, as she is unable to retreat there regularly. A new owner may choose to bring it into the 21st century with renovations or start over and build an entirely new structure.Deborah Srb of Sotheby’s International Realty
has the treasured Hamptons listing.