Dick Cavett, esteemed former talk show host and author, won’t be spending this summer at his Montauk estate. Tick Hall was just put on the market with listing agents Karen Kelley and Tim Davis with Corcoran Group Real Estate for a whopping $62 million—also making it one of the most expensive homes for sale in the Hamptons.
Tick Hall is not only well known for being Dick Cavett’s Hamptons retreat, but also because it’s part of a historical collection of homes shingle style homes in the Montauk Association built 135 years ago by Stanford White known as the “Seven Sisters.”
Last summer, a home in the same collection, the Andrews House, was for sale for $18.5 million, but the listing was removed after a month on the market.
Tick Hall has a unusual history of its own apart from its architectural background.
In 1997, the estate burned down due to an accident that is thought to be associated with a roof repair. Only the chimney was left standing. Cavett and his wife Carrie Nye decided that they would rebuild an exact replica of the original—they didn’t even fix any existing problems with the home.
Relying on memories and photographs, Cavett and Nye rebuilt the home. The project was the subject of a 2003 documentary, From the Ashes: The Life and Times of Tick Hall.
Tick Hall has 6,000-square-feet of living space on 19 acres of land that overlook the ocean, with 900-feet of ocean frontage. There are seven bedrooms and five bathrooms.
The property borders 170 acres of oceanfront parkland, and the location provides water views throughout the home.
- 165 Deforest Road [Corcoran]