Jerry’s beach house … 1

This lovely Bridgehampton cottage, a creative, restorative retreat for its former owner, Jerome Robbins, can now be yours. It is for sale by the Jerome Robbins Foundation.

According to Forbes.com,

His two-bed, 2 ½ bath wooden-shingle cottage on an acre along the Hamptons oceanfront was the perfect spot, with a wraparound deck and views of the water from every room, across to Mecox Bay to the north. The home, built in 1950 and located at 139 Dune Road, also has a 45-foot heated pool, plus 118 feet of private beachfront accessible by a sandy pathway. When Robbins passed away in 1998, he left it to his foundation, which recently decided to sell it and use the proceeds for its work in the arts. read more

Sadly, the listing augurs a tear down.

Its zoning allows for a brand-new, 6,000 square foot home that can be situated closer to the water than is usually permitted on the beaches of Long Island’s east end. read more

Robbins biographer Amanda Vaill, in the final passage of Somewhere: The Life of Jerome Robbins, excerpted here in part, writes that Robbins’ ashes are spread on this property.

“In his will, Jerry had instructed that he be cremated and his ashes scattered … so several weeks later there was a gathering of those closest to him at the beach house in Bridgehampton. It was a beautiful late summer day; the sky looked as if it had been lit by Jennifer Tipton or Jean Rosenthal … . A rabbi recited Jerry’s lineage in Hebrew and said Kaddish, and then everyone went down to the beach. …”

… then scattered them on the dune.

One comment on “Jerry’s beach house …

  1. Tom G Apr 2,2019 10:33 am

    I love it….WHY? (I know why of course), would anyone tear it down. It’s simply lovely.

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