Dick Cavett lists Montauk estate for $62M

Former talk show host Dick Cavett has listed his longtime home in Montauk for $62 million, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The home — called Tick Hall — was originally built in the 1880s by the McKim, Mead & White architecture firm (it is now part of the Montauk Association Historic District). Cavett and his then-wife Carrie Nye bought it in 1968, and in 1997, it burned down in a fire. Cavett and Nye determined to rebuild it exactly as it was before — despite having no architectural plans to work off of — and their process was captured in the documentary “From the Ashes: The Life and Times of Tick Hall.”

The 7,000-square-foot home comes with 20 acres that overlook the ocean, and has six bedrooms, a bell tower, a wraparound porch, a swimming pool, a Japanese pergola, a pond, private steps that lead down to a beach and private woods. Karen Kelly and Tim Davis of Corcoran have the listing.

“After 50 years here, it’s the hardest thing in the world to do,” Cavett told the Journal. “I’ve loved every day here, but now it’s time to open a new chapter.”

This is not the first major listing in Montauk; just last week, another Montauk estate was listed for $48 million and Andy Warhol’s old Montauk estate “Eothen” sold in 2015 for $50 million. [WSJ]