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Bill O'Reilly Buys 1.5 Acres of Oceanfront for $8.5 Million

The existing 600-square-foot cottage has already been razed.

The former Abbey bungalow in Montauk on the oceanfront property purchased for $8.5 million. Credit: Town & Country
The former Abbey bungalow in Montauk on the oceanfront property purchased for $8.5 million. Credit: Town & Country
Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly bought a 600-square-foot summer cottage on the ocean in Montauk for $8.5 million, Town & Country Real Estate confirmed Thursday. 

"The O'Reilly Factor" host had been rumored to be the purchaser of the former Abbey property, on Old Montauk Highway, which is situated on a bluff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and bordered by acres of natural preserve. The 1940s classic shingled cottage has been torn down to make way for a custom built home. 

Theresa Eurell, the manager of the Montauk office of Town & Country who was the listing agent, said many in Montauk feel the loss of what was described as an "iconic bungalow." 

"As a Montauk native who has always admired the Abbey property, along with many other locals, it was sad to see the structures come down," she said. 

No word on how big a house O'Reilly is planning, but the property is about 1.5 acres, though it's unclear how much of the property can be built on.
Profran Acciarito January 16, 2014 at 12:42 PM
only 600 sq ft?
Profran Acciarito January 16, 2014 at 12:43 PM
razed? or raised?
michele carroll January 16, 2014 at 01:02 PM
The property is 1.5 acres but the house that was razed was only 600 sq ft. Razed is correct because it was knocked down. What is the purpose of the article? Am I supposed to be full of envy. I am not and he has earned his money and surely will be paying his fair share of taxes.
Marilyn Barker January 16, 2014 at 03:35 PM
Well said Michele Carroll!
pat January 17, 2014 at 06:24 PM
Wow. it is just an article, update on the local real estate scene, and of some interest.

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