This oceanfront home and former U.S. Lifesaving Service station previously owned by actress Gwen Verdon is listed for sale for the first time at 84 Dune Rd. in the Village of Quogue.

Built in 1870 on a 1.1-acre lot, this five-bedroom, three-bathroom home has 3,963 square feet of living space. The home boasts old-world charm, modern amenities, catwalk to the beach with a raised deck and seating area on top of the dunes, and a detached bungalow. Tony winner Verdon, who starred in Broadway and film adaptations of Damn Yankees, the movie Cacoon, and many other things, lived there until 2000.

The house features an eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, living room with a fireplace, and sun room. Outside it has a wrap-around mahogany porch, in-ground gunite pool, expansive lawn, and an outdoor shower. It comes equipped with central air conditioning and a three-car garage.

The house was originally built as a station for the U.S. Lifesaving Service, a predecessor to the U.S. Coast Guard, until it was decommissioned in 1915. It still has the original U.S. Life Saving Station sign, a boat room, original flooring and various memorabilia from its Life Saving station days, according to Dan’s Papers.

The property is about two miles from downtown Westhampton, the Westhampton Long Island Rail Road station, and falls in the Quogue School District.

The asking price is $8,950,000, not including the $30,402 in annual property taxes.

The real estate agent listed for the property is Enzo Morabito of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, who can be reached at 631-288-6244.

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