Candice Bergen Parts Ways with Elegant East Hampton Home

In the Hamptons, you never know which fabulous figures might own shingle-style homes or charming estates you pass by. At 72 Lily Pond Lane, the answer used to be actress Candice Bergen and real estate developer Marshall Rose, but they just sold their beautiful spread. The Hamptons luxury real estate market is hot, and the proof is in the pudding with this recent sale. According to the listing page on, the home closed for $17 million in March, which isn’t a large jump from its initial asking price of $18 million.

While luxurious, this home is not too big, not too small, but just right for countryside Hamptons living. With a manageable 1.78 acres, there’s room for all the hydrangeas of a new owner’s dreams, and the main house and guest cottage offer a generous 6 bedrooms and 6.5 baths.

While outdoor amenities like a pool and wraparound porch must have been big selling points, the perk that shines most is the natural light. In the main home’s living spaces, windows abound so from daybreak to sunset the rooms are flooded with sun rays. Letting nature in effortlessly, it’s easy to relax in such a setting.

With friendly and airy vibes throughout, the classic Hamptons home could easily win the title of Miss Congeniality, but Miss Traditional Elegance or Miss Sunshine might be more appropriate. Call it whatever you like, but now it’s off the market so unfortunately, you can’t call it home.

Ed Petrie of Compass held the listing, which was built by Bergen’s husband and his first wife in the mid-1980s. Now, it has changed hands for the first time ever.