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Oceanfront Montauk home of late playwright Edward Albee lists for $20M

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The playwright purchased the home back in the ’60s

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The oceanfront Hamptons home of late award-winning playwright, Edward Albee, has come on the market for $20 million at 320 Old Montauk Highway, reports the Wall Street Journal. The playwright lived part-time at the Montauk home until he passed away in September of 2016.

Albee purchased the nearly 3-acre oceanfront property back in the ’60s, but when he died two years ago, the home ownership was transferred to the Edward F. Albee Foundation, which hosts residencies for writers and artists.

Albee’s most notable works include titles such as The Zoo Story, The Sandbox, and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? His talent earned him multiple awards over the course of his career, including three Pulitzer Prizes for Drama, three Tony Awards, the America Award in Literature, and even a National Medal of Arts.

Rex Lau, the property’s caretaker, told the Wall Street Journal that Albee had written his Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Seascape, at the oceanview Montauk home.

In 2,970 square feet, there are four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and two half-bathrooms. Interiors include stone floors, multiple fireplaces, sliding glass doors that lead outside, and ocean views. The 2.83-acre property hosts 200 feet of direct ocean frontage as well as a guest house, a pool house, a pool, and a tennis court.

The interiors could definitely use some work here and there—we’re thinking the new owners will want to opt for hardwood floors throughout and possibly get rid of those floor-to-ceiling mirrors in the dining room—but there’s nothing inside that can’t be brought up to date with a good restoration.

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