From Playwright to Photography: Famous Artists’ Homes

Photographers, playwrights, artists and more—these beautiful properties are where some of the most famous creatives lived. Be it the lush outdoor surroundings, or the sprawling spaciousness of a unique New York City apartment, read more to see what about each of these places inspired famous artists to call them home.

541 East 72nd St, Manhattan

Price: $4,495,000

5 Bedrooms | 6 Bathrooms | 1 Half Bathroom

This apartment belonged to the late George Plimpton’s, the founding editor of the Paris Review. A participatory journalist, Plimpton performed as an amateur with numerous groups, such as the New York Philharmonic, and then recorded his experiences. Although never financially profitable, the Paris Review was a literary journal that published full-length interviews with famous writers (Hemingway) and featured works from up and coming authors (Jack Kerouac). A sweeping staircase along with five bedrooms provide a retreat away from the city in this spacious apartment.

320 Old Montauk Highway, Montauk

Price: $20,000,000

4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 2 Half Bathrooms

The late Edward Albee’s home includes beautiful, ocean views and is the perfect place for a beachfront getaway. Albee’s famous plays include Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Three Tall Women, and A Delicate Balance, and many have been performed on Broadway and on-screen. This home features minimalist and nature-inspired elements allowing the proximity to the ocean to speak for itself.

53 Kettle Hole, Montauk

Price: $2,350,000

3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

The site of various photo shoots for artists and musicians, this home of photographer Raphael Mazzucco is an artistic oasis. Known for his photographs of celebrities and fashion models, Mazzucco has traveled around the world photographing for brand names such as Guess, as well as working on his own photography books. This Montauk property is tucked away within the east end landscape that so many artists call home, and is moments away from the ocean.

11 Thistle Patch, Sag Harbor

Price: $1,875,000

6 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms

Artist Erica Lynn Huberty’s sharp eye for detail and deft hand with design shines through at her North Haven home. Huberty’s work explores the tradition of creating practical and yet beautiful works that are at once tedious, time-consuming and physically demanding to create. Located approximately three blocks from the beach, this property borders nearly 30 acres of nature reserve and trails. Additional amenities include a wood-burning fireplace, master suite with walk-in closet, dressing room and claw-foot bath, hurricane-grade windows and a finished lower level.

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