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The ‘20s-built home in the Hamptons just hit the market for $1.9 million.

By Marisa Spyker

As far as real estate goes, there are certain qualities that might make a home unique: a jaw-dropping view, a killer pool, a private beach and vineyard (swoon!).

But if you’re looking to join a club that’s really elite (and counts Robert Downey Jr. and, once upon a time, Marilyn Monroe as its members) you might want to snag yourself one of the Hamptons’ rare and coveted windmill properties.

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Windmill homes are somewhat of a thing in the Hamptons, once an agricultural hub more than it was a celebrity playground. The latest gem to hit the market is this 2,600-square-foot charmer in Montauk, home to famous hangouts like The Surf Lodge and Ditch Plains Beach. (According to the listing, it’s the only windmill house in Montauk.)

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Unlike many windmill homes, the mill here was never operational. Architect Arthur B. Wood—charmed by the aesthetic of other windmill properties in the area—built the cottage and windmill in 1928 as a residence for himself. Though the house has changed hands over the years, many period details of the 90-year-old cottage remain, including the original hardwood floors, stone fireplace, and wood-beamed vaulted ceilings in the living room.

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Six bedrooms are spread throughout the home, including one in the windmill portion that opens onto a spacious balcony above a two-car garage. On the opposite side of the shingle-style house, a separate outdoor deck connects the living room to the outdoors.

Are you as blown away by this whimsical windmill cottage as we are? The breezy escape can be yours for just under $2 million (and we suggest you run like the wind to snatch it up).

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