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A Historic Treasure Designed by celebrated Stanford White of McKim Mead and White, and originally built in 1882-1883, this property has never before been on the open market in its 135-year history.

As the paragon of

the “Seven Sisters” built for wealthy New York City businessmen in the early 1880s, Tick Hall was one of seven summer “cottages” which today form a special gathering of private homes that together are listed as the Montauk Historical Association. Built for Alexander E. Orr and his family, the home was designated “The Orr House” in the nineteenth century.

When the property was purchased by

Harrison Tweed in 1924, he renamed it Tick Hall, after the nickname given to family and friends; men were “ticks,” the women “tickesses,” and children were “tickettes,” including Tick Roosevelt, who would later be President.

In 1967, then-ABC talk

show host Dick Cavett discovered the house, and rented, then bought, it from Babette Tweed. After 50 treasured years on the property, Cavett is looking for the right next owner of this one of a kind, quietly spectacular and very special property.

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There’s No Place Like It A private beach on the Atlantic, a secret pond, picturesque walking trails through woods, a charming and peaceful Victorian garden, a secluded and magical pool, and a huge wraparound covered porch. Twenty acres adjacent on nearly all sides by over 170 acres of conservancy parkland. Neighbors include the other McKim Mead & White “Sister” houses, the famous 6-1/2 acre Andy Warhol estate (sold in 2015 for $49,000,000), and some of the most interesting people in entertainment, art, music, theatre, and business, as well as Montauk’s famous Ditch Plains Beach and the Montauk Point Lighthouse that was authorized in 1792 by the Second U.S. Congress, under President George Washington. Tick Hall has incomparable views of beaches and lands which are all protected from further development by zoning and conservancy.

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$39,500,000 EXCLUSIVE WEB ID 38613

HOUSE Tr a d i t i o n a l 3 Stories Built 2015 15,500 Sq. Ft. Cedar Shingle Exterior

ROOMS 10 Bedrooms 12 Baths, 3 Half Extra Rooms Finished Bsmt 8 Fireplace(s) Garage: 3+ Pool/Guest House

PROPERTY 4.00 acres Heated Pool Te n n i s Oceanview

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The Best of Old and New A fire destroyed Tick Hall in 1997, but forensic architect James Hadley worked with descendants of the original McKim Mead and White firm and used original hardware and window frames from the ashes to combine “forensic architecture” and the highest of today’s building standards to recreate the house exactly. Hundreds of photographs taken over the years were combined, measuring the relative height of people or dogs and the home’s details to lay out exact measurements, design details, and construction techniques to perfectly reproduce the original building, including worn spots in the door sills and the creak in the stairway.

Fireplace tiles were replaced from Shropshire,

England, and special woodworking knives were created to reproduce the original exterior shingle and interior paneling designs. But behind the beautiful paneled walls and ceilings, and the perfect reproduction, lurk modern amenities such as high speed internet and insulation.

Although the house rarely needs it

thanks to mild ocean breezes, central zoned heating and air conditioning control the temperature and humidity. Although everything about the Stanford White part of the house is indistinguishable from the 1883 original, a thoughtful addition designed by Nick Botta in 2012 allowed for a chef’s kitchen with a screened entertaining porch downstairs and a screened sleeping porch upstairs, and looks inside and out as though it were part of the original.

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$39,500,000 EXCLUSIVE WEB ID 38613

HOUSE Tr a d i t i o n a l 3 Stories Built 2015 15,500 Sq. Ft. Cedar Shingle Exterior

ROOMS 10 Bedrooms 12 Baths, 3 Half Extra Rooms Finished Bsmt 8 Fireplace(s) Garage: 3+ Pool/Guest House

PROPERTY 4.00 acres Heated Pool Te n n i s Oceanview

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Special places throughout the house When it was first built, the house did not have bathrooms or kitchen, and the horse barn was located where the hydrangea garden is today. In the 1930s, a small addition was added to the back of the house with a modest but charming kitchen downstairs and three bathrooms upstairs. In 2013, without affecting the McKim Mead and White original design, that back addition was expanded with the help of architect Nicholas Botta to include an ensuite master bath, a second floor sleeping porch, and a wonderful highly workable gourmet kitchen that captures the feel of the original, with views of the ocean, and French doors to a first floor screened porch, all seamless to the original feel of the home. This place is not grand or splendid. It is merely wonderful.

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Montauk, New York Montauk is the final gem in the string of jewels that form the East End. Built on a peninsula with miles of pristine beachfront, life in Montauk revolves around the water. In fact, you’ll soon discover that fishing is more a lifestyle here than a sport. Known affectionately as the “Last Resort,” this windswept eastern tip of Long Island has long been a warm-weather retreat for the city-weary. Visitors from all walks of life arrive each summer to unwind and have fun. This annual influx of tourists does much to bring the village to life, but when the crowds head home at the end of the season, full-time Montauk residents can enjoy summer’s peaceful afterglow.

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BRONZE PLAQUE FOR HOUSE TICK HALL National Registry of Historic Places Montauk Association Historic District McKim Mead & White: Stanford White Built 1882 -1883 The Orr House, Alexander E. Orr Owned by Harrison Tweed 1924-1967 renamed Tick Hall

$39,500,000 EXCLUSIVE WEB ID 38613

HOUSE Tr a d i t i o n a l 3 Stories Built 2015 15,500 Sq. Ft.

Dick Cavett acquired 1967 Destroyed by fire 1997 Rebuilt 2000 James Hadley, AIA architect Wank Adams Slavin Associates With Carrie Nye Cavett and Chubb Insurance Jim Kim Men at Work Builder Addition 2013 Nick Botta Architect With Martha Rogers Cavett Colin Brown Builder Gregory Donohue, John Pomianowski

Cedar Shingle Exterior

ROOMS 10 Bedrooms 12 Baths, 3 Half Extra Rooms

BRONZE PLAQUE FOR GARDEN STONE TICK HALL McKim Mead & White Architects

Finished Bsmt

Originally built 1882-1883

8 Fireplace(s)

Destroyed by fire 1997

Garage: 3+

Restored 2000 National Registry of Historic Places

Pool/Guest House

Montauk Association Historic District

PROPERTY

Alexander E. Orr

4.00 acres

Harrison Tweed

Heated Pool

Dick Cavett

Owners:

Te n n i s Oceanview

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Karen Kelley Lic. Assoc. RE Broker 212.875.2879 | kkelley@corcoran.com

Tim Davis Lic. Assoc. RE Broker Regional Brokerage Advisor East End 631.702.9211 | tgdavis@corcoran.com

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