Andy Warhol’s Hampton’s Home

The late artist’s 30-acre Church Estate on Montauk in the Hamptons hit the homebuyer’s market in early August for just over $85 million USD. The beachside property boasts a main house, six cottages, an equine center, miles of riding trails. Prior to Warhol’s purchase, the Church family of Arm & Hammer baking soda first built the home with the intention of using it as a fishing camp. In 1972, After Warhol and filmmaker Paul Morrissey co-purchased the home, which quickly became notorious for its steady stream of celebrity guests and over-the-top parties. The guest list at any given moment could include John Lennon, Mick Jagger, Jackie, Kennedy, Liza Minnelli, Jerry Hall, Cheryl Tiegs, and more.

Up for sale by Mickey Drexler, the home’s most current owner (he bought it in 2007 for just $27 million USD) and CEO of J. Crew, the main home features nine bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, high-beamed ceilings, a ceaseless, soothing breeze, and breathtaking views. Thierry Despont restored the home, under Drexler’s direction. Two updated barns feature 29 stalls for horses.

The Montauk estate is a quirky balance of Warhol and Drexler, with modern fixtures seated alongside vintage appliances, wood-paneled rooms adjacent to rooms with sleek white walls. The property sits away from the road, offers the most in privacy, and boasts beachfront views as well as lush green grounds.

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