Dick Cavett’s Montauk Home

August 4, 2017

By Tab Byrum

If you are like me and of a certain age then you remember the Dick Cavett show in the 1960’s and 70’s. For those of you too young to remember, Cavitt hosted a talk show where he was known for letting the famous people and celebrities of the day just come on and talk and be themselves. Cavitt got his start as a comedy writer for Jack Parr and Johnny Carson. CBS Sunday Morning recently did a story on Cavitt and his beautiful home in Montauk, New York called Tick Hall. Cavitt and his wife Carrie purchased the home in the 1970’s and restored the home to its original grandeur but then the entire place burned to the ground while some roof work was being done on the house. Cavitt and his wife decided to rebuild the house EXACTLY as it had been. The couple used old photos and their personal photographs to help architects reconstruct the home that was originally built in the 1880’s by the legendary firm of McKim, Mead, and White. Today the 80-year-old Dick Cavett has decided to sell his beautiful home and the remaining land around it, asking price is $62 million dollars. Cavitt’s wife Carrie died in 2006 and he says deciding to sell the home was one of the hardest decisions he’s had to make. I’m sharing some beautiful images of Tick Hall with you today, a truly gorgeous home and setting. Enjoy!!!

A beautiful aerial view of Tick Hall and the surrounding grounds from The Corcoran Group, the real estate agency handling the sale of the home. 

The home has one of my most favorite things in the world, a wraparound porch. You can see their beautiful views from the porch of this home of the surrounding woods and the ocean above and below. 

Beautiful woodwork is found throughout the home like this banister and the screen created between the staircase and the living room below. 

In the ’97 fire, the entire home was lost as were all the possessions and antiques in it. You can see a blue and white color scheme plays a large role in the decoration of  Tick Hall. 

I couldn’t find out for sure what this room is used for, I imagine it might be a study. Through the gorgeous windows, you can see a beautiful view of the sea. 

The house is 6,000 square feet, three stories and is surrounded by conservation land which is protected. Tick Hall has seven bedrooms and is a true jewel. 

I hope you’ve enjoyed this look at Tick Hall, I’ve had positive responses to sharing these beautiful homes and while they might be out of our price ranges hopefully they give us all some inspiration for our own castles. Have a great day and a wonderful weekend. Enjoy!!!

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