You Could Own One of Montauk’s Famed Seven Sisters for $62M
The original home was designed by infamous architect Stanford White—a partner at McKim, Mead & White—and landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead as part of the Montauk Association’s “Seven Sisters,” a group of Shingle-style homes constructed in the late 1800s for a real estate developer named Arthur Benson as a private summer retreat for himself and his friends. When the original structure burned down in 1997, then-owners Dick Cavett and his wife Carrie Nye built an exact replica in its place, relying on photographs and their memories to reconstruct the house down to its most minute details. Their journey rebuilding the home was the subject of a 2003 documentary entitled From the Ashes: The Life and Times of Tick Hall.
The house features 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms spread out over 6,000 square feet and boasts over 900 feet of ocean frontage including a private cove known as “Cavett’s Cove.” The house is sited on the highest point of its 20-acre parcel, which provides unparalleled views.