Albee Estate On The Market
The Pulitzer Prize may not be on the fireplace mantel anymore, but the spirit of one of America’s greatest playwrights surely permeates Edward Albee’s former household.
The author of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Albee’s Montauk estate is up for sale, with an asking price of $20 million. The three-acre site sits beautifully on a gorgeous piece of tranquil oceanfront and has the requisite bells: pool, tennis, and guest cottage.
Albee bought the place in 1960 and lived there until his passing in 2016. His foundation currently owns it. Paul Brennan at Elliman is handling the sale.
Remember buying a hard-to-get magazine, a Cuban cigar, and cozying up at the bar at Silver’s for some lobster bisque? Of course, you do — it was last week. Well, some of us have been doing it for 50 years, so there! Hopefully nothing will change besides the owner.
The New York Post reports Garrett Wellins has put the eatery, at 15 Main Street in Southampton Village, up for sale for $5.79 million.
The two-story building dates back to the turn of the century — no, not that one, the one before it. In 1923, Wellins’s great-aunt Mollie Silver and her husband, Max, opened a cigar store in the downstairs of the two-story building. They eventually figured out lobster brought a much better return on investment.
The downstairs restaurant seats 47 people inside and 32 diners outside. There are high ceilings, original bar seating with built-ins, millwork, and other period details, from stained glass windows to skylights to transom windows.
The listing broker is Brown Harris Stevens’s John Vitello.