Windmill House Once Rented by Marilyn Monroe Hits the Market for $11.5 Million
It makes sense that a couple as improbable as Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller would choose an equally quirky home in which to hide out from the press. That secluded getaway—a 1,300-square-foot two-bedroom in Amagansett, New York—could now be your very own celebrity-approved dwelling if you’ve got a passion for living in actual working windmills and $11.5 million to spare.
This home in the town of East Hampton, which was first put up for sale in early November and has previously been listed as a vacation rental, sits on almost 5.5 acres of private land. According to the listing, the “Windmill House” features two bedrooms, one bathroom, a living room, and a country kitchen spread across two floors, while the entire third floor serves as a walk-in closet. Outside is a patio, complete with pizza oven, and rolling green fields as far as the eye can see, which the listing notes could be developed into a 20,000-plus-square-foot compound.
The house was built sometime in the 19th century and served as a working windmill until the 1950s, at which time it became a favorite hideout of not just Monroe and Miller but also other celebrities as well, including novelist Kurt Vonnegut and actor Terence Stamp.
And this isn’t the only property that’s currently on the market with ties to the blonde bombshell: In August, a Spanish-style home in Sherman Oaks, California, where Monroe was rumored to have lived with jazz musician Ray Anthony was listed for just under $5.5 million. Just another option in case windmills aren’t really your style.