A massive estate once owned by highly-renowned artist and film director Andy Warhol is on the market. Asking price: only $85 million. It’s located in the upscale Hamptons, NY. Warhol owned the property from 1972 until his death in 1987.
Mickey Drexler, the CEO of J.Crew, is the estate’s current owner. Also referred to as “Montauk” or the “Montauk compound”, the property is artfully landscaped with trees and acres of lawn, with the ocean in the background.
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This 30-acre tract boasts six cottages and an impressive main house, equaling, in all, 14,968 square feet of living space. Altogether, the dwellings boast…drum roll, please… nine bedrooms and 12 bathrooms. On the surrounding grounds, you’ll find two restored barns, an equine center, and miles of scenic riding trails. The barns were built in the 1920s and have 29 stalls collectively.
It’s not every day you happen upon a place like this. Let’s take a closer look around before this house sells. Otherwise, it might be a while before we’ll have the opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at it again.
On the edge of the property, a gate opens onto a wide driveway that seems to go on forever. The path eventually winds toward the house and cottages, all of which face the beach. The homes’ pristine white exteriors contrast well with the deep blue of the ocean.
The main house includes most of the amenities you would expect to find, and a few you might not have anticipated, like the mudroom. With its wooden walls and wooden door, it has a rustic look, resembling something you might see in an old farmhouse.
Wood walls and floors can be found throughout the home. The living room comes with a cathedral ceiling with exposed beams. Beige-upholstered furniture fills this large room. You might think a living room done in shades of brown and tan, with a wood ceiling and floors, would be dark. But several windows let in plenty of natural light, making the living area bright and cheerful.
The family room is decorated in darker hues. It looks like a cozy place to enjoy a good book or gather with a small group. In the kitchen, a row of windows looks out on the lush, slightly rolling landscape and the brilliant blue of the sea.
Equipped with an island and dining area, the kitchen is an inviting space for preparing and enjoying meals. For more formal occasions, the host and guests can get together in the dining room, which also overlooks the ocean. The bedrooms are spacious and tastefully furnished, too.
About Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol was born on August 6, 1928, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended what is now Carnegie Mellon University and began his career as a commercial illustrator but soon made his mark in the world of pop art. Examples of this genre include his works featuring everyday highly-marketed items such as Campbell’s soup cans and Coca-Cola bottles.
He also founded Interview magazine and wrote a number of books. Warhol died in February 1987 at age 58 after undergoing gallbladder surgery. Throughout his life and after his death, his works were highly sought-after. In 1963, his Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster) sold for $105 million, the highest sum ever shelled out for one of his pieces.