Hugh Grant and Nicole Kidman kicked up a stir back in May 2019 when they parachuted into the North Fork for a three-day shoot on the HBO limited series The Undoing. Now that the series has launched, you can get a closer look at their location: A fabulous and historic mansion on Rocky Point Road in East Marion. And if you fall in love, the home is available for rent on Airbnb and VRBO for an average of $1,085 a night.
According to the home’s listing on Airbnb, the property boasts 3 acres of land with Sound views, 300 feet of private beach and a swimming pool. The listing says the home was built in 1893 to use as a coast guard lifesaving station. (Its distinctive five-story tower was apparently removed through the magic of filmmaking, however.)
The current owner is a film and television director, who also used the home as a location in a 2014 episode of HBO’s Girls. As the Northforker reported at the time, the production decided to set an episode on the North Fork after Lena Dunham stayed with the director for a weekend and was taken with the area.
The home has six bedrooms and four baths, including a master bath with a steam shower and six-foot bathtub. There is also an optional seventh bedroom, reached by a ladder, set within the fourth floor tower lookout, where you are gifted with stunning Sound views.
The Undoing director Susanne Bier and set decorator Keri Lederman told Architecture Digest that the production team kept many of the home’s vintage furnishings intact to help achieve the desired old-money look and feel of the home, which in the show belongs to Kidman’s patrician father.
“We wanted to maintain the sense that this house hadn’t been radically changed,” Bier told AD. “It’s like when people have a holiday home. And part of the joy is visiting it and knowing that the cup you used to drink from is still there. She still has that childhood experience running on the beach. All those things are tied up in the atmosphere.”