Dancing On Dune Road - 27 East

Real Estate News

Real Estate News / 1392283

Dancing On Dune Road

icon 1 Photo
Dune Road in Water Mill GOOGLE MAPS

Dune Road in Water Mill GOOGLE MAPS

author on Mar 14, 2019

At first, the sale of 139 Dune Road in Water Mill attracted our attention because this shy acre within a tutu’s toss of the ocean went for the bargain-basement price of $852,000. Then we looked at the buyer, and the transaction became more interesting—the Jerome Robbins Foundation.

First, the house on the property. It is a modest one, to say the least, just 750 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths and built in 1994. The seller is William Earle, a high-end furniture designer who perhaps did not need to make a profit. Second, there may be a few readers wondering, who is or was Jerome Robbins? He was one of the world’s foremost choreographers of ballets who also worked on Broadway and in Hollywood. For decades, Robbins was closely associated with the New York City Ballet, and toward the end of his life—he died in 1998—he was creating a series of ballets for the great dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov.

To the general public, Robbins is probably best known for his theater and screen work. His Broadway shows include “On the Town,” “West Side Story, “The King and I,” “Gypsy,” “Peter Pan,” and “Fiddler On the Roof.” “Jerome Robbins’ Broadway,” the last show he did for Broadway, in 1989, earned six Tony Awards. He received two Academy Awards for the film version of “West Side Story.” The Jerome Robbins Foundation, new owners of 139 Dune Road, was established in 1958 by the choreographer to honor his mother. Its purpose is to support dance and theater programs. During the 1980s, its efforts were directed almost exclusively to the AIDS crisis. Can we expect dancing in the dunes this summer once the property receives some upgrades?

By the way, what other famous ballet choreographer “resides” in the Hamptons? Aficionados of Oakland Cemetery in Sag Harbor know that is George Balanchine, who died and was buried there in 1983, at age 79. Styled as the father of American ballet, he co-founded the New York City Ballet and remained its artistic director for more than 35 years. Balanchine was invited to America from Russia in 1933 by a young arts patron named Lincoln Kirstein, and together they founded the School of American Ballet, and a career in the U.S. was launched.

You May Also Like:

South Fork Landlords Concerned Eviction Moratorium Is Being Abused

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s moratorium on evictions during the COVID-19 crisis is overlapping with the first summer rental season that landlords are prohibited from collecting rent for a tenant’s entire stay upfront — though whether landlords really cannot get paid in advance is still a matter of debate. Either way, the convergence of the two issues had raised concerns among landlords and brokers alike that laws and executive orders meant to protect renters who are down on their luck can be abused by squatters who have the ability to pay but choose not to. The worry brought about by the state’s ... 26 May 2020 by Brendan J. OReilly

Dune Road Estate In Quogue Sells For Nearly $10 Million

A 2-acre oceanfront estate in the Village of Quogue recently changed hands for $9.85 million, ... by Brendan J. OReilly

Wainscott Residence With Views Of Pond And Ocean Sells For $10.5 Million

A 1.2-acre Wainscott property with a 7,300-square-foot residence that overlooks Wainscott Pond and has ocean views has sold for $10.5 million, according to The Real Estate Report Inc. Built in 1992, the residence at 60 Beach Lane has eight bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms. The two above-grade levels have a formal dining room, a library, an open kitchen, a dining room and a den. Both the living room and den have double-height ceilings. The finished basement offers a gym, wine cellar and laundry. Also among the amenities are a heated gunite pool and spa. Michael Schultz had the listing for Corcoran. ... 25 May 2020 by Staff Writer

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices To Open Corporate Office On South Fork

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is opening a corporate office in Noyac on June 1, the first ... 23 May 2020 by Staff Writer

Three-Building Modern Estate In Southampton VIllage Sells For $18 Million

A modern estate in Southampton Village that was completed last year recently sold for $18 million, just $1 million shy of its asking price, according to The Real Estate Report Inc. Three separate structures — a main house, a pool house and a guest house — on 1.9 acres total 9,100 square feet. The main house has five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. A double-height living room with a fireplace, a dining area, an eat-in chef’s kitchen and a den are all light-filled through the wall of glass that overlook the backyard. On the lower level, there’s a bar/lounge area, a ... by Staff Writer

CPF Revenue In April Matched Last Year

Community Preservation Fund revenue in April was on par with the same month a year ... by Staff Writer

Toylsome Lane Designer’s Compound Sells For $5.6 Million

A designer’s two-home compound on a half-acre in Southampton Village has sold for $5.6 million. ... 22 May 2020 by Staff Writer

Q&A: Attorney Barbara A. Rasmussen Explains Benefits Of Mortgage Restructing

Barbara A. Rasmussen, Esq., a general practice attorney based in Quogue, has helped many clients ... 19 May 2020 by Brendan J. OReilly

Amagansett Oceanfront Sells For $21 Million

An oceanfront Amagansett property recently changed hands for $21 million, though there is no listing of the property to be found. The address, 189 Marine Boulevard, had been the site of a 2,600-square-foot beach house built in 1941. It last sold in 2016 for $9.95 million, according to Zillow. A 2018 application with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, called for demolishing the existing dwelling, patio, driveway, retaining wall and septic system, in order to build a new residence with new decking, a new sanitary system, a new driveway and a new pool. An existing 1,306-square-foot cottage was ... by Staff Writer

Demand For Hamptons Summer Rentals Has Skyrocketed In Pandemic

The demand for summer rentals in the Hamptons had skyrocketed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ... 18 May 2020 by Brendan J. OReilly

Welcome to our new website!

To see what’s new, click “Start the Tour” to take a tour.

We welcome your feedback. Please click the
“contact/advertise” link in the menu bar to email us.

Start the Tour
Landscape view not supported