The Sag Harbor home of Lanford Wilson has found a buyer. The 1840 Egyptian Revival hit the market shortly after Mr. Wilson's passing last year and entered into contract at the beginning of this month.
During his four decade career, the celebrated playwright helped advance the off-off Broadway movement, was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame and The American Academy of Arts and Letters, was nominated for three Tony Awards and received the Pulitzer In Drama for Talley's Folly in 1980. He moved to Sag Harbor in the 70s and split his time between the Southampton hamlet and an apartment in NYC.
The home itself seems as understated as its owner was prolific (he wrote 17 full-length plays and numerous one-acts). Set on a .32 acre double lot on Suffolk Street, 3500 sq. ft. residence features original moldings, trim, wide plank floors and gardens complete with specimen trees and plantings. Looking through the listing photos, it does look to be in need of a little work, but the new owner should have no problem turning this place into something pretty stunning. Thoughts?
· Listing: Egyptian Revival On Suffolk Street [Saunders]