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Louis CK just bought Babe Ruth’s old Hamptons home for $2.5 million


It looks like all the hard work, effort and unparalleled comedic genius is finally paying off in the pocketbook for Louis CK. According to a report in the New York Post, arguably the greatest comic talent currently working in the business has purchased a home in the Hamptons for the tidy sum of $2.49 million.

The summer “cottage,” as it is referred to in a listing, has some historical significance in the world of sport as well, as Babe Ruth once summered at the home way back in the day, presumably smoking cigars, drinking and doing all the other Ruthian things that came to define the myth of the legendary ballplayer.

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The home is known as Primrose Cottage, our spies say. The three-story Tudor-style home, built in 1901, is 4,957 square feet. It comes with six bedrooms, 3½ bathrooms and five fireplaces. It’s on 2 acres, with plenty of room for tennis courts and a pool.

C.K. was on Shelter Island this weekend with his boat. Our spies say he is excited about renovating the house.

Those who watch his brilliantly understated yet comically brilliant FX show “Louie” know — and those who don’t, FOR SHAME! —  there is a parallel between a story arc from an episode that aired a few weeks ago and his Hamptons home purchase. In the episode that aired earlier this month entitled “Model,” the comedian bombs horribly opening for Jerry Seinfeld at a charity benefit in the Hamptons but meets an attractive model who enjoyed his set. Things, as is often the case, get progressively worse than presumably better for Louie following the encounter.

Anyway, congrats to Louis CK on his recent purchase. It’s well-deserved for a genius finally getting his due, both critically and apparently financially.

[H/T Hardball Talk, image credit The Real Deal]