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Mel Brooks & Anne Bancroft’s House in Southampton, NY (Listed for $4.995 Million)


An outdoor view of Mel Brooks' house. The property has amazing outdoor amenities and a classy interior design.

The property that used to be owned by Mel Brooks and his family, and was later bought by Anne Bancroft, is now for sale, which is currently listed at $4.995 million. This home is a 2304 sq. foot beach cottage, which Brooks and Bancroft bought for $3 million in 2010.

A perfect escape from the Manhattan hustle and bustle, such estates are frequently bought by celebrities who need some down time from the stress of being in New York City. Spread over 1.33 acres of land, this estate also features rooms that utilize the natural sunshine of the bay and the white decor that is present throughout the house.

This listing is provided by Michaela Keszler, who works for Douglas Elliman in Southampton.

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The primary bedroom and living room are both decked out with ample fireplaces, and their outdoor deck that looks out across the bay is equipped with an outdoor shower. In addition, new marble countertops had been installed into the kitchen area. Large, wide windows are installed through the various rooms, in order to maximize the use of sunlight. A simple, chic interior design complements the beautify sights outside, keeping to a modern, white interior with subtle accentuations in the form of mirrors and different patterns around the house. This timeless look frames the large windows that allow stunning views of the bay to be better framed by the interior. In addition, the veranda is complete with deck chairs, and one can imagine Mel and Anne hosting incredible parties for all their Hollywood friends. The deck also allows for stunning views of the bay.

This beautiful property sits right in the middle Shinnecock Bay, this property boasts views of the water from every room in the house! Located amongst the Hamptons on the South Fork section of Long Island, Shinnecock Bay is a premier destination for celebrities looking to purchase swanky beach-side properties. Everything from palatial mansions on the beach to quaint cottages that are located inland, this destination truly shows why so many celebrities are enthralled with living on Long Island.

Situated on one of the most high-profile avenues in Southampton’s Meadow Lane neighborhood, this Brooks-Bancroft cottage is sure to attract those looking for some peaceful beach life close to the city that offers a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle. This sprawling property is nestled among other amazing beachfront estates that are built along Shinnecock Bay.

Ann Bancroft is famous for her many unforgettable roles, including as the feisty MILF in the Graduate and her Oscar-winning role in The Miracle Worker. Mel Brooks is the comedic genius behind classic films like Young Frankenstein, Spaceballs and Blazing Saddles. He continues to work even though he’s well into his 90s, and continues to inspire generations of fans and other comedians alike.

Photo credit: Douglas Elliman.