The famous Hamptons windmill house where Marilyn Monroe stayed to escape the press is selling for $11.5 million. Take a look inside.

Debanjali Bose
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Actress Marilyn Monroe used the home as a hideout spot from the paparazzi during her marriage to playwright Arthur Miller. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman; Brettman/Getty Images; Yuqing Liu/Insider
  • A home inside a windmill in the Hamptons on Long Island, New York, is on the market for $11.5 million.

  • Actress Marilyn Monroe and playwright Arthur Miller, who were married from 1956 to 1961, used the home as a place to escape from the press during their marriage.

  • Listing agent Bobby Rosenbaum, of Douglas Elliman, told Realtor.com that the home was well-hidden from the paparazzi.

  • The home has two bedrooms, one bathroom, a living room, and an outdoor patio space.

  • The third floor, which now serves as a cedar closet, still has all the original mechanics of the windmill. 

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A windmill house in the Hamptons that played an interesting role in entertainment history is now on the market, with an asking price of $11.5 million. 

In the 1950s, actress Marilyn Monroe and her husband, playwright Arthur Miller, used the home as a hideout spot while avoiding the paparazzi during their marriage. 

Hollywood A-listers continue to flock to East Hampton, New York, where the home is located. Current and former famous residents of this affluent pocket of Long Island include designer Calvin Klein, actress Ellen Pompeo, and singer Jennifer Lopez. 

Take a look inside the home where Monroe and Miller stayed.

A home inside a formerly-functional windmill in East Hampton, New York, is on the market for $11.5 million. Bobby Rosenbaum, of real-estate agency Douglas Elliman, has the listing.

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The home still has the rotating blades from when it was an operational windmill. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman

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The founder of Faberge perfumes, Samuel Rubin, turned the windmill into a living space in the 1950s, according to Realtor.com.

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It's a modern home but retains some of the original features. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman

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That same decade, actress Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller, her Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright husband, used the home as an escape from the press, the listing says.

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The top floor of the home. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman

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"They used to sneak away from the other property they were renting and sneak off to the windmill and use it as their love nest," Rosenbaum told Realtor.com, adding that the home was well-hidden from the paparazzi who couldn't spot it from the road.

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The home's living room. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman

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Other notable guests of the home, according to the realtor, include actor Terence Stamp and writer Kurt Vonnegut.

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One of the home's two bedrooms. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman

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The house has over 1,300 square feet of living space spread out over three floors, according to the listing. This includes two bedrooms.

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Another bedroom. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman

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The listing describes a "country kitchen" with big windows that look out onto the lawns that surround the house.

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The kitchen. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman

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It also has a living room ...

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The living room. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman

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... and a bathroom with marble countertops.

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The bathroom. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman

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The third floor of the home still has the original mechanics of the windmill, the listing states. It now serves as a cedar closet.

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The cedar closet on the third floor. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman

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When you step outside, you're greeted by the outdoor patio - perfect for outdoor dining.

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Outdoor space. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman

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According to Douglas Elliman, the house sits on a five-acre property and is located right next to a working farm.

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The property has spacious lawns that wrap around the house. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman

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If future owners wish to do so, they have the option to build a 20,000-square-foot home and private compound on the extensive stretch of land that surrounds the existing house.

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The five-acre property is big enough for future buyers to expand the home. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman

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