Louis C.K. Buys Babe Ruth's Hamptons Getaway for $2.5 Million

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Louis C.K. Buys Babe Ruth's Hamptons Getaway for $2.5 Million
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Imagine the last place on Earth Louis C.K. would ever feel comfortable. 

If you’re picturing a beach stuffed with old-money billionaires and children named "Kyler," you’ve not only hit the nail on the head, you have divined the location of the comedian’s newest home. 

Yes, the creator of FX’s hit show Louie has purchased property in the Hamptons. Jennifer Gould Keil of the New York Post (h/t Aaron Gleeman of Hardball Talk) reports C.K. purchased an East End mansion that Babe Ruth spent time at.

Keil reports the comedian shelled out $2.49 million for the 4,957-square foot "Primrose Cottage" formerly visited by the New York Yankees legend. The home is a three-story Tudor originally constructed in 1901 with six bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths and five fireplaces. Yes, there are more fireplaces than bathrooms in this home, which is probably a zoning requirement in the Hamptons (or one of Ruth’s eccentricities).

Keil writes that C.K. has plans to renovate the house, which sits on two acres.

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

C.K. is probably excited about making some changes, considering his new house has "Primrose" in the name and he’s a guy who can’t stand those who call people from Phoenix "Phoenicians."

One question remains: How did the comedian go about paying for Babe Ruth’s cottage? Did he throw the realtor a sack of coins? Just some general amount of money?

Babe Ruth would probably approve of C.K.’s purchase. A rotund man with a skewed world outlook and zero cares to give should always live in the slugger’s old place.

 

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