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'Smut Peddler' Barney Rosset's East Hampton Estate Asking $6.495M

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13.5 acres plus house, tennis, pool

Extraordinary publisher Barney Rosset challenged censorship by publishing D. H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover and Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer, as well as The Autobiography of Malcolm X, and authors such as Che Guevara, Ho Chi Minh, Samuel Beckett, and Allen Ginsberg. Life magazine in 1969 called him a "smut peddler;" he said he liked what he liked. And one thing he liked was his East Hampton home, which is for sale.

Both the house and property are generously sized at 5500 square feet and 13.5 acres. There's a tennis court, pool, pool house, and separate garage, along with lovely gardens. The house, built in 2001, offers four bedrooms, all en-suite, with cherry, ash, and limestone floors. There are four fireplaces, a library (of course), wine cellar, screened porch, and a rooftop hot tub.