Ralph Lauren just bought a charming Hamptons home for $16 million. Here's a look inside the 4-bedroom house — and its 200 feet of oceanfront.

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Ralph Lauren just dropped $US16 million on a home in the Hamptons that once belonged to the playwright Edward Albee.

The fashion designer went into contract on the home in Montauk, New York, in December, The Wall Street Journal reported. The property was listed for $US20 million.

Lauren already owns houses on either side of Albee’s former home, according to The Journal.

Albee lived in the house for more than 50 years and wrote many of his plays there, according to Mansion Global. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Edward Albee Foundation, which supports writers and artists through its residency program, according to Douglas Elliman, whose Paul Brennan was the listing agent for the home.

Here’s a look at the Hamptons property, which includes a main house, a guest house, a pool house, and 200 feet of oceanfront.


Ralph Lauren just bought a house in the Hamptons for $US16 million.

William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

Source: Mansion Global


The house is in Montauk, a village at the east end of the Long Island peninsula.

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Lauren reportedly already owns two homes on either side of it, meaning the fashion designer has amassed quite the stretch of private beach.

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Source: Wall Street Journal


The home sits on 2.83 acres and comes with more than 200 feet of oceanfront.

William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

Source: Douglas Elliman


The four-bedroom home belonged to the beloved playwright Edward Albee.

William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

Source: Mansion Global


Albee lived in the house for more than 50 years and wrote many of his plays, including “Seascape,” in the second-floor study that overlooks the beach.

William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

Source: Mansion Global


The home, which has stone, wood, and tile floors, is modest yet charming.

William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

Source: Mansion Global


There are three full bathrooms and two half-bathrooms in the house.

William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

Source: Mansion Global


Albee bought the home in the 1960s and lived in it part time until his death in 2016.

William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

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In December, Lauren went into contract to buy the home.

William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

Source: Wall Street Journal


In addition to the 2,100-square-foot main house, the property includes a tennis court, a guest house, and a pool house.

William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

Source: Douglas Elliman


Before it sold to Lauren, the house hadn’t been on the market for more than 50 years.

William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

Source: Douglas Elliman


The sale of the house will benefit the Edward Albee Foundation, which supports writers and artists through its residency program.

William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

Source: Douglas Elliman

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