One of Montauk’s Seven Sisters estates — from McKim, Mead & White — gets another price cut

Hilltop home in historic district asked as high as $19M in 2016

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Sep.September 30, 2021 09:30 AM
The Montauk house (Out East)

The Montauk house (Out East)

One of Montauk’s best-known estates got another price cut, five years after it first the market for $18.5 million.

The property at 153 Deforest Road — one of the so-called “Seven Sisters” built by Gilded Age businessman Arthur Benson — is now asking just under $12 million, according to Dirt. On a hilltop, the home spans 3,800 square feet and has four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms.

The price tag has steadily fallen since that first 2016 listing. It dropped to $15 million then to $13 million in mid-2019.

Benson bought 10,000 acres in Montauk, nearly the entire town, in 1879. He commissioned the prominent architecture firm McKim, Mead & White to design the Deforest Road property and six others for him and his friends.

The estates became known as the Seven Sisters, and now comprise the Montauk Association Historic District. They’re considered important designs in the Shingle Style, now a trademark style of the Hamptons.

[Dirt] — Dennis Lynch





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