Calvin Klein sells 1800s estate in East Hampton for $85M

Klein bought the late 1800s-era estate in 1987 for just $3.6 million

Calvin Klein and the property (Getty, Google Maps)
Calvin Klein and the property (Getty, Google Maps)

Calvin Klein — the person, not his eponymous brand — has sold an 8.5-acre estate in East Hampton for about $85 million, according to Dirt.

Klein bought the property in 1987 for $3.6 million from the son of Pan American World Airways founder Juan Trippe. His now-ex-wife Kelly Klein lived there after they split in the mid-1990s.

The house was built in the late 1800s for Laura Brevoort Sedgwick and designed by Joseph Greenleaf Thorp, the same architect who designed Grey Gardens.

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Sedgwick and Trippe added and renovated the property during their ownership, as did the Kleins, who contributed a pool and a boathouse.

Klein also sold his oceanfront mansion in Southampton to hedge funder Ken Griffin early last year. [Dirt] — Dennis Lynch