Broadway Legend Jerry Herman’s Former Fire Island Pines Home Lists for $3.2M

Hello, Fire Island! Just in time for summer, the former Fire Island Pines home of the late composer Jerry Herman has hit the market. The legendary lyricist and composer of Hello, Dolly (believed to have been written within these very walls) and La Cage aux Folles was also known for the parties and fundraisers held at the address. Occasionally hosting with the likes of Cher, these events flourished not only due to the caliber of talent present but also because of the vitality of the venue. Set on the largest double lot in The Pines, the home asks $3.2 million.

The property’s edge stands guarded by a newly-constructed cedar gatehouse, a striking and raw structure split in two by a walkway leading into the property beyond. Blossoming cherry trees, Japanese maples, and mature bamboo grow on the grounds, casting shade over a koi pond budding with water lilies. The house and its luxurious amenities, namely a large pool and hot tub overlooking Great South Bay, lie at the end of this boardwalk.

Made up of two separate wings, the interiors hold 8 bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms—meaning there is plenty of room to entertain without sacrificing the privacy of those in residence. The bright interiors, designed in a clean contemporary style congruent with the exteriors, are available fully furnished. Joshua Judge of Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing.