Historic Hamptons windmill converted into a cozy home rented out by Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller hits the market for $11.5million – and it still boasts original features from the 1830s
- The windmill, located near the town of Amagansett in The Hamptons, was first built in 1830
- In 1950, it was converted into a two-bedroom, one-bathroom home by Russian-born businessman Samuel Rubin
- Shortly after the transformation, it was rented out by Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe who used it as their private love nest
- The home is set on five acres, and future owners have developmental approval to build another structure on the lush green grounds
A windmill home that once served as a love nest for Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller is up for sale for $11.5 million.
The historic structure is located near the Hamptons town of Amagansett and functioned as an actual windmill after it was built in 1830. It was converted into a two-bedroom, one-bathroom home 120 years later by Russian-born businessman Samuel Rubin.
In 1957, Monroe and Miller rented out the address to escape the prying eyes of the paparazzi who had begun camping outside their New York City apartment and documenting their marriage with a feverish intensity.
The windmill home, which is set on five acres of lush green land, ensured that the couple had complete privacy as they focused on their marriage and Monroe recovered from an ectopic pregnancy she suffered in the middle of that year.
The 1,300 square foot home has been largely renovated since the time it served as Monroe and Miller’s love nest, however it still boasts old-world whimsy and romance.
The entire third floor of the structure retains its original features, and includes the wooden mechanics of the once-working windmill.
‘The building is magical. It’s like a storybook home. How many real working windmills have been converted into a home in America?’ listing agent, Bobby Rosenbaum, told Realtor on Tuesday.
A windmill home that once served as a love nest for Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller is up for sale for $11.5 million
The historic structure is located near the Hamptons town of Amagansett and was originally built as an actual windmill back in 1830, before it was converted into a two-bedroom, one-bathroom home in 120 years later
The entire third floor of the structure features the wooden mechanics of the original working windmill.
One of the windmill’s two bedrooms is pictured. While the residence has been renovated since it was rented out by Monroe and Miller, it still retains much of its old-world charm and includes old wooden beams and floorboards
In 1957, Miller and Monroe rented out the address to escape the prying eyes of the paparazzi. The couple is pictured together in 1960
The windmill home was last listed for sale back in 2016, but it languished on the market for two years.
Since that time, it has been rented out as a winter home for $50,000 per season.
Rosenbaum told Realtor that he believes it’s the right time for the home to return to the market, as many New Yorkers are seeking to escape the city – just as Monroe and Miller did more than six decades ago.
If the windmill home is not big enough for its prospective buyers, there is already developmental approval for a future owner to add a new 20,000-foot structure onto the five acres of land.
Rosenbaum says that means the windmill could serve as a ‘a guest cottage or a really cool pool house or an artist studio.’
‘This is a trophy asset. This is a property for somebody that has everything, but doesn’t have a windmill home,’ he stated.
‘And you do have the ability to develop it, so it’s kind of like a hybrid of trophy, yet developable. You have a lot of options with this property.’
The windmill home’s second bedroom is pictured. When Russian businessman Samuel Rubin transformed the space in 1950, he added numerous windows in order for the space to be filled with natural light
The ground-floor living room is pictured. Monroe and Miller spent many evenings relaxing in the cozy space, away from the bustle of the city and the glare of the paparazzi
Modern additions, including a dishwasher and a microwave oven, have been added. However, the home’s charm still remains intact
The home is set on five acres of lush green land, ensuring that future owners will have complete privacy. Approval has already been granted for another home to be built on the property