The former home of Samuel Rubin, founder of Fabergé cosmetics, is up for sale in Amagansett as reported by Newsday. The Quail Hill estate was designed by architect Alfred Scheffer, who designed many homes in the Hamptons during his career. The asking price is $7,595,000.
Fabergé cosmetics has an interesting history, as it only manufactured products for twenty years, between 1964 and 1984. In 2007, the rights of the company were transferred to what is now known as Fabergé Limited in the Cayman Islands.
The home was built in 1953 and renovated in 2012. The structure is 5,500-square-feet and currently sits on a 5.3 acre lot. Rubin’s original estate was 30-acres.
Though the renovations transformed the estate into a modern structure, elements such as the stone fireplace, vaulted ceilings, and cedar beams throughout the home were maintained. The renovations particularly modernized the staircases in the home.
The home also features a heated pool, attached garage, pool house, home office, and even what the Corcoran listing refers to as a “potting room”—an incredibly unique feature to this home.
Quail Hill is also famously the site of the windmill which Rubin converted into a 1,300-square-foot guest house. Marilyn Monroe and Kurt Vonnegut were just two of the many people that stayed in the home.
Amagansett mansion design for Fabergé mogul lists for $7.5M [Newsday]
Go Inside Amagansett’s $7.9M Windmill House [Curbed Hamptons]
390 Town Lane [Corcoran]