Ed Victor—the iconic literary agent who passed away in June—once owned “Two Barns,” a Water Mill home made up of two 17th century barns from England. The home is now on the market under listing agent Korine Konzet of Brown Harris Stevens for $3,495,000.
During his career, Victor represented names such as Eric Clapton, Tina Brown, Iris Murdoch, and Nigella Lawson, among many.
Victor and his wife, Carol Ryan, were inspired when Ryan was living in a rented converted barn in Bridgehampton. Several years later, when they were living in London, they decided that the idea for the home on Long Island was perfect. As a Bronx native, Victor thought that the English constructions grounded in New York would represent their intercontinental lives.
Both barns are from the 17th century, built in England and transplanted to the East End. They still have the original hand-hewn black oak timbers—some of which once served as ship beams before being a part of the barns.
The entire second barn currently serves as the master suite and includes a sitting area, fireplace, and dressing area. The master bathroom has a double vanity, soaking tub, shower, sauna, and an additional fireplace.
The home was previously listed for rent through Corcoran Group Real Estate at prices varying between $30,000 per month and up to $95,000 per month. In total, there are five bedrooms and three bathrooms in 3,029 square feet.
- “Two Barns” Timeless Architectural Gem [Brown Harris Stevens]
- One Last Party for the Agent and Bon Vivant Ed Victor [New York Times]
- Raise the Roof [Hamptons Cottages & Gardens]
- Reconstructed 17th century barns in Water Mill asking $3.5M [Curbed Hamptons]