The home that was featured on the Seinfeld episode, “The Hamptons,” just got a cut in its price tag. This particular episode of the sitcom was known for bringing the word “shrinkage” into popular vernacular.
The home at 45 Whalers Lane in Amagansett went on the market in November for $9.5 million. It was featured on Curbed in February, at which time it was listed at $8.75 million—down from the original listing price. The asking price went down again just last week, now asking $7.9 million.
The home was also featured in Deep Impact, a movie from 1998.
But the home hasn’t just been used for establishing shots in movies and TV shows. In 1944, the home served as a World War II United States Army bunker. It was purposefully made to look like a cottage in order to conceal its purpose.
The bunker parts of the home are still part of the structure, though in three sections. One section has been made into the cedar-paneled closet in the master suite, another has become the den on the lower level, and finally the basement section is, according to a Corcoran representative, “a proper bunker with steel doors.”
It’s good to know that the future homeowner of this home will be extremely safe.
The four bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom home has 4,000-square-feet of living space on 1.4 acres. The property includes 228 feet of beachfront. Outside, there is a in-ground pool and spa on a large deck.
- Seinfeld-approved Hamptons home lists for $8.75M [Curbed Hamptons]
- Hamptons’ Safest Home Features WWII Bunker in Amagansett Dunes [Dan’s Papers]
- 45 Whalers Lane [Corcoran]